Originally Posted By: Dan LaBrake
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Remember the days when a car actually had chrome instead of painted plastic moldings.
I ran across a water heater that qualifies to be an antique. Check out the images.
Surprisingly, the interior of the burner compartment had NO rust and looked to be in very good condition. I did inform the client that the water heater (30 gal) may only be supplying a very small amount of hot water at this advanced age due to possibility of the interior being filled with mineral deposits.
The only explaination I can offer is that an elderly lady lived by herself in this 5000 sq ft home and that this water heater (1 of 2) may not have been used much depending on the faucets it was feeding.
I thought the pictures were worth posting.