Trey and Patty are on their way to my house as I type to fix my water heater! Hopefully I'll soon have hot water!! And when I do I'm taking a shower and staying put until I use it all up... and it better refill!!
I will fill you all in later!!!
I should have done that weeks ago!
Later that evening...
One of the heating elements was totally fried!! It could have happened if the tank wasn't full, the element was dry and it fried. New element was $10. We replaced both top and bottom elements, just to be safe. No leakage this time and I had hot water in less than an hour. Last time it was 2 days.
This is what a heating element should look like
This is the element Trey removed from my one-month old water heater.
A close up of the element. Think maybe it was defective?
So so so happy now! It's late but tomorrow I am going to enjoy a nice hot leisurely shower... maybe even two.