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Actually it's very unusual for that much sediment in a vertical line. Are you on a well or city water?
 

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Actually it's very unusual for that much sediment in a vertical line. Are you on a well or city water?
City.

There was a well at one point, but I am almost certain that was gone before this water heater and expansion tank was put in.

More details:

The well pressure tank & filter were still connected to the system when I moved in, but I'm pretty sure the valve was off. I had it removed when I had my main shutoff and PRV replaced.

Edit: Bought another new fill valve and it works just fine. Guessing the other one was defective. Took 30 seconds to replace. It was like-for-like, so I could just repalce the top half rather than replacing the whole thing.
 
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Water heater's definitely not long for this world. Bottom heating element is all rusted out.

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This toilet repair escalated quickly
 

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I'd call the guy tomorrow about getting it replaced. With winter coming and supply chains for various products snarled, you don't want to wait for it to go and then be told it'll be 3-6 weeks.
 

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yeah... went from a $8 repair, to $50ish, to 4 figures pretty quickly. what a day

hey at least i got some new tools
Hot water heaters are pretty simple to replace unless you got " special circumstances" .............Oh wait nvm
edit: from that picture I would replace that thing yesterday
 

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slammed at work so naturally my mind is drifting to all the shit i gotta do back home.

my front door frame's hole for the strikeplate (mortise? idk) is too shallow for the strikeplate of the new lock i bought. when i originally went to look at the material of the "back wall" of that hole/mortise that was blocking the strikeplate from fully recessing, it looked like there was a metal strip running vertically down the back sandwiched between... idk i think wood or something softer than metal. i assume what i was looking at is either part of the door frame or maybe it's a metal stud.

based on the above very scientific and definitely totally accurate description, i can just file or cut or grind that back wall down until the strikeplate recesses and there's no possible way this can go bad, right?
 

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Hot water heaters are pretty simple to replace unless you got " special circumstances" .............Oh wait nvm
edit: from that picture I would replace that thing yesterday
I always have special circumstances.

Just noticed I have 1/2" lines running to the water heater, which probably should be upsized to 3/4". Though, if it ain't broke...
 

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Though, if it ain't broke...
this still your house we are talking about? it is probably Broke, you just don't know it yet
 

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this still your house we are talking about? it is probably Broke, you just don't know it yet
good point.

I am going to get a quote on a tankless gas heater since the gas main is so close, but I am pretty sold on the hybrid electric. I'm betting the install cost for the gas tankless will still be 4 figures+ since they'll need to duct the exhaust somewhere.
 

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Why do we do this to ourselves? Houses are nothing but money sinks and frustration.
 

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Why do we do this to ourselves? Houses are nothing but money sinks and frustration.
in general they are 75% headache and 25% enjoyment. Not sure which way that tilts if you DIY vs calling someone in for every little thing.
 

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