And some are downright weird, like this one that gives me the heebie-jeebies:
So it came as no surprise when I got a call from Mike saying that he had found another gem on Craigslist:
Then Mike moved the new one into place, and hooked it up. Here's the new one we were installing:
And it was that easy. Okay, maybe not. There was some re-piping, soldering, trips to Home Depot, drilling through the siding, installing the new PVC vent pipe to the outside. But as far as installing a major household unit, it was relatively easy, for Mike. I was there for moral support and the occasional holding of the pipe.
What did we do with the old water heater, may you ask?
And exposing all the guts and insides:
Then, completely removing the old one, (all 150 pounds or so of it):