A few months ago, I replaced an old Raritan
hot water heater
. I should have done it sooner. But I did not replace it on the first signs of a problem a year prior in St. Martin. In Panama
, it burst, where one of the water
fittings screwed into the tank deteriorated to the point of the threads failing. To get us home, I replaced it with a tiny $99 3 gallon, electric
only tank purchased in a Home store in Panama. It works, but the brown rusty water remains...never went away.
It only shows up only in the hot water, not the cold. We have stainless water tanks
, a mixture of PVC and copper water lines.
The only thing I can figure is there are some bits of metal left over in low spots from the old tank stuck in the hot water lines.
But maybe someone else has some other ideas?