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Old 10-20-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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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

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Old 10-20-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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hot water tank

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

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Old 10-21-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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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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