| > my bad, I didn't keep up with replacing the anode (I forgot).. | >
| > now I'm not a welder but I've done a lot of welding in the past from car | > panels to 1/4" plate - what would be the best advice, either: | >
| > drill it out, weld it up and weld a plate over the weld or just get another | > tank? | >
| | Drain the tank down some, braze up the hole, dig out your paperwork from | when the tank was purchased to see if it has a lifetime warranty. If so, | start aggressively agitating to get a new tank for free. | | When the new tank comes, tear down this one. I found a brass/copper heat | exchanger inside my old one which weighed about 50 pounds, and at $3/# | for copper and $2/# for brass, that's worth scrapping!
these tanks only have a 5 year warranty and I'm a couple of years past that :/
no copper inside either unfortunately ..
I couldn't see that it wouldn't be a viable repair but I wasnt able to find much info on the web about similar repairs .. and it seemed a shame to throw a tank for one small hole! I was thinking of mig welding it, but braizing it will probably do nicely