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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2006 04:38 am
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Susan
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Greetings from the Lone Star State.  Two years ago I had a Kenmore gas water heater installed.  About a year later I noticed what looked like rust forming where the cold water inlet fitting meets the tank.  The Sears repairman told me this was normal and had something to do with the insulation.  But the rust continues to form, although there doesn't seem to be any moisture from what I can see.   My last tank was also a Kenmore (lasted over 16 years), but I don't remember seeing any rust on it.  Is this indeed normal?  Thank you for your help.    

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Could be a galvanic reaction from dissimilar metals. This reaction may be enhanced by an inadequate or missing ground.

Was your previous water heater gas also?



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Can you post a picture?



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Yes, the previous tank was also gas.  And there's not any rust forming where the hot water fitting meets the tank, just at the cold water fitting.  I don't have a digital camera, so wouldn't be able to post a picture.  Thanks.     

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