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dnazarek 10-20-2012 12:20 PM

hot water tank
 
i need help i have abradford 50 gallon hot water tank and the water is only staying hot for a few min and then gos luke warm and i have the
thermal stat all the way up and the burner came on but when you turn down it gos off the burner what could be wrong as i have not drained the tank since we bought the house 5 yrs ago thanks

plumberinlaw 10-20-2012 02:07 PM

The dip tube is probably defective. Does this happen at all fixtures?

dnazarek 10-21-2012 12:22 PM

yes and also where the cold water line on top is warm and the relief valve wont stop dripping and now the water just comes out cold


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