Rusty Pipe in Hot Water Heater


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Old 06-05-21, 02:58 PM
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Rusty Pipe in Hot Water Heater

I have this hot water heater under the house. I was looking at it today and noticed that one of the pipes was rusted pretty bad. There is only about 10-12" or less of space to the floor. My problem is that if I try to replace the pipe and it breaks off, I will have a hard time trying to get the pipe out because of the limited space. Is there anything I can do to this pipe, so I want have to replace it? If I had the room, I would replace the pipe.
 

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06-08-21, 11:07 AM
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From the picture I think you may be about due for a new Water Heater.
 
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Old 06-06-21, 04:58 PM
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Even if you had a lot of space around and above the water heater, if you snapped off the rusty pipe then you will have a hard time getting the remains out of the water heater so you can screw in a replacement pipe.
 
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Old 06-06-21, 09:07 PM
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A picture or two would be helpful. We may be able to offer other alternatives.
How-to-insert-pictures.
 
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Hot Water Heater



This is how it looks.
 
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From the picture I think you may be about due for a new Water Heater.
 
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That's not a replaceable part, I'd clean off the rust around it and keep my eye on it. Replace the water heater when it starts to leak.
 
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That's not a replaceable part
Ohh, but I think it is. It looks like either a heat trap nipple or a dielectric nipple.
 
 

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