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Old 04-02-2011, 12:48 AM   #1
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Ga Water Heater Not Very Much Hot Water?

I bought a used water heater from a guy on craigslist about 2 months ago for a new, new to me, house I bought. The water heater is only a couple of years old and is a gas heater, and a 50 gal tank. The problem is it seems to only get about 10-20 gallons of hot water and then cools down after that. If I fill one of the tubs of with only hot water, the tub only fills up a few inches of hot water then then turns cold. THe hot water is hot, very hot. Maybe the tank is only partly getting hot? Is there something I could check? I don't know anything about heaters but I was told with electric it possibly could be a heating element going out but I'm not sure what happens with gas and what could be causing this.


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Old 04-02-2011, 01:34 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome phenixdragon, to the best darn DIY'r site on the web.

If I were a betting man I would lay 10 to 1 odds on the fact that the fill tube on your new to you tank needs to be replaced, you are short circuiting cold water in your tank.



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