I have a 1965 Caravel
with a working waterheater. I thought I had a leak and pulled the water heater to replace it. I then found the leak was from the drain pipes. The water heater is fine.
I used it for a bit and found that it didn't really keep water at a constant temperature. The water had to get pretty cold before it fired. It also was difficult to light the pilot. Another thing I noticed was when I pulled it the water that drained was really cloudy and dirty.
Here is my issue. I've got a working original waterheater, but I am not happy with its performance, so I've ordered a new one. Do I sell the old one, keep it for a future owner, or go back to the old one?
Thanks for any and all opinions.