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Old 02-28-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Heavy Freeze / burst Pipes / New WH and Pump?

In my 64, the PO allowed the pipes to freeze with water in them. All of the pipe unions have been pushed apart due to the freezing, and the lines themselves have numerous burst points. My question: Should I just go ahead and replace the original water pump and water heater? The money is a minor issue (I still have some tax refund money left) but I don't want to just waste money for the sake of having something new. My wife likes long hot showers, and we will probably camp where we can hook up most of the time.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:26 PM   #2
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I would take the water heater out and test it to see if you have leaks - if not, go ahead and keep it. If you do, you may want to consider an insta-hot water heater for those long showers...otherwise, you're only going to get 6-10 gallons or so. We have one & love it!

The pump most likely will need to be replaced...

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Replace it all

I would and did replace every inch of copper tubing with PEX. You can test the water heater to see if it has been damaged, You may be able to have it repaired.
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you may want to consider an insta-hot water heater for those long showers...
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i was loooking at the girard on demand water heater. was wondering what kind you put in, did you diy? sounds like you like the change. if i change i would have to have a company put it in but looking worth it.
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If your water heater is original it would be a good time to replace it. You will be replacing the water tubing anyway. I removed mine to repair some water lines and a good thing as a small leak was in the bottom became evident.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:06 AM   #6
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If your water heater is original it would be a good time to replace it. You will be replacing the water tubing anyway. I removed mine to repair some water lines and a good thing as a small leak was in the bottom became evident.
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Yes, it's original. Everyone seems to support replacing it.
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