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My gas water heater isn't getting very hot...its about 15

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My gas water heater isn't getting very hot...its about 15 years old..and just yesterday I noticed that the water int very hot...the thermostat is set to hot and the vent is hot to touch
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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There's a pretty good chance the thermostat in the gas valve is faulty and/or there is a significant amount of sediment in the bottom of the tank. Given the age of the heater replacing it would probably be a good idea. It's not worth the expense to replace the gas valve since it could leak at any time. Most gas water heaters only last 10 years