good point--here's my situation: the water heater went out--I started looking at it last night, and the upper element is leaking. and, there is a little fault breaker on the upper therm that was tripped--I assume because of the leaking. So I drained the tank last night and I'm gonna remove the upper element and check the gasket and O-ring, and reset or replace as nec., then refill and hope for no leaks.
Because the GFI was tripped, I'm gonna assume for now that the elmenents and thermostats are still ok--if I fix the leak and still no heat, then I'll replace the elements.
I called this applewood plumber--what a joke! This guy comes out--real, real nice guy, but young/green as could be as far as I could tell. he says it must be the elements, then he's flipping through his price book, all clueless-like--and it's ~$300 per element to replace!!! At that point I thanked him and said no thanks
I was hoping I could have found somebody to check it and repair for buck or buck-fifty, and not have to deal with it--boy was I dreaming I guess...
Thanks for the follow-ups!
Sorry Mike--I truly was just trying to goad you into a little tirade about being too-off topic, but looking at it I guesss it didn't come off that way, so I apologize for that...and I did get the pun btw!