jray3 wrote:I've been using one of these flexible cable curbings across my garage since 2012, with no premature wear issues, but it mainly sees foot traffic, not cars. I'd consider an upgrade to stiffer protection if rolling a vehicle over the cable protector regularly.
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Don't count on that hot water tank going bad anytime soon- my AO Smith tank from 1995 is going strong. The original plastic dip tube disintegrated around 2010, but that and a replacement anode rod gave it a new lease on life, and though I have a low-hours salvage instantaneous gas, solar collectors and storage tank awaiting installation, just that marginal cost makes payback too long to raise the priority. I'll probably run this one until the water gets rusty or it springs a leak (it's in my garage, which is at a lower elevation and drains to the outside).
Cool, good to know. I had one from Home Depot go bad in 3 years. I think it was GE. Had a 7 year warranty but it was prorated and you had to buy another one from them and get it installed by them. What a racket. That's when I called the local plumber and got this one. I have lots of minerals in the water. Kitchen and bathroom spigots have had holes in them in the matter of a few years. A large tank whole house charcoal filter is on my list for this year.