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Old 03-06-2017, 08:32 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Maury&Julie View Post
1. Is replacing the element easy? Sounds like something I should check.
Yep, real easy. Guess how I know?

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Old 03-06-2017, 10:44 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Maury&Julie View Post
Interesting! This raises more questions.

1. Is replacing the element easy? Sounds like something I should check.

2. Is there any danger to the system from using an element with mineral buildup?

3. Steve, where did you buy the Chromolox element? I would like to check into it.
After a few weeks connected to the Big Bend Rio Grande Village water supply our electric water heater element sounded like a cross between a bowl of Rice Krispies and a hillbilly jug band. But it didn't burn out and when I drained the tank last fall about a pound of calcium flakes came out with the water. (The sacrificial anode was toast however.)

I don't think it did any permanent damage to the element but I purchased a spare just in case. That means it will probably never burn out - according to the Laws of the Universe.

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