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Prevent rusted tank failure with anode rod
Inspect tank each 6 months to prevent other failures
Set water heater in drip pan to help prevent loss
How to maintain water heater
9-ways to save with water heater
Inspect and replace anode rod
Glass lined steel water heater

Protect steel tank

Each water heater has internal steel tank, covered by insulation and surrounded by metal shell
Inner steel tank can rust if anode depletes
Inspect anode rod each 2-5 years.
Inspect and replace anode rod
Water heater leaking

Inspect tank each 6 months

Catch leaks before they become major problem.
Leaking water heater
Drip pan
Drip pan saves damage
See drip pan installation
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Install drip pan under water heater

Run 3/4" drain line directly to floor drain, or into vent line
See drip pan installation
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Water pressure greater than 80 psi can damage water heater

And damage water pipes and faucets.
Install pressure reducing valve.
Connect BTG100 pressure gauge to water heater drain to check pressure.

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