You know what sucks? Not being able to take a decent hot shower because the hot water runs out really fast (like less than 10 minutes).
You know what sucks even more? Discovering the hot water heater is…23 years old. And it was last serviced four years ago.
You know what’s cool? Tom is handy enough to know how to drain the sediment.
You know what sucks? Draining the sediment didn’t help.
You know what sucks the most? Discovering a slow-ish leak four days later after Tom had gone to bed. So I hooked up the drainage hose to a bucket and put something under the drip. I decided to check the bucket before I went to bed and it already had 2″ in it so I moved the hose into a 25-gallon garbage bin and went to bed, figuring it would be safe. But it apparently turned into more of a spray overnight and by the time Tom got up and checked at 5:30 the 25-gallon bucket was overflowing. We have some wet carpet—unfortunately some is in a place we can’t easily get to and dry (under 300# of loaded shelving) but nothing was damaged. And thankfully we got someone here early and it was a simple fix. (Apparently due to the age and type of tank, you have to unscrew/rescrew the tap a few times to get the gaskets aligned right.)
You know what’s the best? Our landlord, who is now replacing the water heater.
So if you’re keeping track, he’s replaced the garage door, repainted Katie’s room, has planned to replace a few windows, has replaced the kitchen/dining floor, and is now replacing the water heater…