Just some hot water please.

Friday, March 02, 2007
Well, I've been waiting for this call, since the day I became a homeowner.

"The waterheater is gushing water all over the basement floor!!"

But hey, at least someone was home not too long after it happened.

Now the cost was a bigger surprise. $700 to replace it.

$700? I used to sell those things for $200, $280 tops. Course that was a million years ago.

It's starting to freak me out. That's like the third $700 expense that has popped up.

At least it didn't do much damage to the basement carpet, or the walls. They should dry off soon enough. And I didn't have to go without a shower tomorrow morning, that's nice too.

But some days you can't win for trying.


  1. You should consider getting a tankless hot water heater. The unit will cost twice as much but you'll cut your water heating costs in half. For a typical home you'll make your money back in about 5-7 years.

  2. "didn't have to go without a shower tomorrow morning"?
    um...that phrase confuses me.

  3. Maybe there was some kind of explosive force in this town's air today.

  4. That's SO weird! Last night, no kidding, our water heater started leaking water all over the floor! Coincidence? I think not. I bet it's aliens.

  5. Que the Twilight Zone music now!!

  6. When it rains, it pours! Couldn't resist!

  7. For a good tankless heater (natural gas), you're looking at around three to four times the price of a regular water heater, and installation is more as well. They make cheaper ones, but they make cheaper ones of pretty much everything. It's more evironmentally friendly and there is less worry of a BIG tank bursting, but they come with enough problems of their own.

    They're a great idea, but they're like a Jetta. Great efficiency but with high initial cost and high potential maintenance/repair cost. You might now lose money, when all is said and done, but I doubt you would save much at all, if any. Alright, that's enough about that.


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