Originally Posted by texasbound
It was a sad day today when I discovered some floor rot right underneath where my old propane generator use to be. 1974 sovereign
. I had removed it since it was not functional and now after pulling the carpet it's clear that there was floor rot right near where the hot water heater is.
How would you all go about tackling this problem? Is replacement of the tank absolutely necessary? I'd like to make the rot removal/replacement of floor project as small as possible as a short term fix.
Short term fix for the floor is to pour fiberglass liquid on the damaged area.
Use less than one half of the required hardener, so that the liquid is very slow setting.
The short term fix for the water heater, is to replace it.
A 38 year old water heater has served long past it's life.
Water heaters don't fail, at home, but they will on a trip.
20 to 25 years for a water heater is about all you can ask for.