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Old 10-27-2008, 01:52 PM   #31
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I waited a few days to make sure and everything thing is working great, problem solved. Thanks for your help!

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Old 10-29-2008, 12:14 PM   #32
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Good job! The old element doesn't look that bad to me. I bet that old valve is just a crappy valve and that was likely what caused it to drain slowly.

Give it a couple hours, and if your water is up to the proper temp, then you should be able to assume that your all done.

I bet you saved at least $200 that a plumber would have charged to come out and change that element.

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YES THAT IS TRUE,
BUT A GOOD PLUMBER WOULD HAVE DONE THE
WHOLE JOB IN JUST A 11/2 HRS START TO FINISH,

BUT IF YOU WANT A SUPER GOOD ELEMENT
GO TO ACE HARDWARE,
AND GET A SANDHOG/LIFELONG ELEMENT
IT'S INCLOY AND LASTS 10 TIMES AS LONG PLUS PUTTING OUT EXTRA HEAT
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YES THAT IS TRUE,
BUT A GOOD PLUMBER WOULD HAVE DONE THE
WHOLE JOB IN JUST A 11/2 HRS START TO FINISH,

BUT IF YOU WANT A SUPER GOOD ELEMENT
GO TO ACE HARDWARE,
AND GET A SANDHOG/LIFELONG ELEMENT
IT'S INCLOY AND LASTS 10 TIMES AS LONG PLUS PUTTING OUT EXTRA HEAT

In my defense, this was my first time. Now that I know how to do it I could probably knock it out in a couple of hours if I had to do it again.

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