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Old 09-06-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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How do you pick a water heater?

I have a 40 gallon natural gas water heater.

It was manufactured in 1969 - yes 1969.

It's not on a drain pan so we've decided it's time for a new one and we are going to install a drain pan while we are at it.

Now .... this thing has been down there for 43 years making hot water. If there was a way to buy one that would last another 43 years I would gladly spend the coin, but it seems water heaters have gone the way of so many other things these days - seems no matter what you buy, you get 5-10 years out of them.

So ... is it really just a case of "buy whatever is on sale at Lowe's" for around $350 or is there a reason to spend $700 to $1000 on some of the ones I see at

Not going tankless by the way, just want to replace what's there.
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