So hubby called up the company, again (if you remember, we had to entirely replace this sucker a few years back due to a leaky tank – and this is all under warranty, again). They sent out the part asap after he told them exactly what was going on. The guy asked him a few questions to the tune of “how do you know it’s this” and “are you sure it’s not that” and hubby’s response of “I’m a biomass engineer, I know what I’m talking about” seemed to work.
Here’s the two parts – old and busted on the left, shiny and new on the right.
Hubby installed the new one, and we’ve had reliable hot water ever since. Knock on wood that it stays working for at least several more years. We certainly won’t be buying another water heater manufactured by this company again, that’s for sure.
Today’s experiment. I’m making bread using all pantry ingredients. Powdered milk (well, I reconstituted it last night), powdered honey, powdered butter, powdered eggs, flour, yeast, etc. I could’ve even used water from the pantry as well, but since I currently *do* have running water figured I was fine on that end.
We shall see how it turns out in a few hours. I just need to rotate through/make use of my pantry goods, and making bread takes care of several of the items down there.