Leaking water heater

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  1. birdie_poo

    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    I replaced it, but now the old one, which was leaking from a rust out on the bottom, is just sitting in the drive.

    What can I do with it? I was thinking of using as a waterer of some kind,but don't know where to start.
     
  2. mtman

    mtman Well-Known Member

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    if its leaking make a sprinkler out of it
    realy if its leaking from the bottom the dump comes to mind
     

  3. Pigeon Lady

    Pigeon Lady Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Don't tell me this is the leaking thing you're sending me for the end of year swap!

    P
     
  4. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've had many hog troughs made from waterheaters cut in half longways. A couple short angle irons welded crossways on the bottom of the trough keeps it from being upset by hogs or any other small animals or poultry. The leaks can be patched, and it will take a beating and last for years.
     
  5. birdie_poo

    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    Now, now...it's not homemade...but sure is funny seeing as I wrote you and told you your gift was 'leaking'!
     
  6. froggirl

    froggirl Feelin' Froggy

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    There's a gentleman here in town who has called all the plumbers and offered his property as a dumping ground for old water heaters. So when we take a leaker out of a customer's house we take it to him and he make BBQs and planters out of them.
    --f.g.
     
  7. Jan Doling

    Jan Doling Well-Known Member

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    I turned my old one in with the pile of soda cans...got $1 for it!
     
  8. bgak47

    bgak47 Well-Known Member

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    Dress it up as a scarecrow & put it your garden.A rusted-out water heater that leaks is just junk.
     
  9. BigBoy

    BigBoy No attitude here...

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    A lot of beginning bio-diesel folks use them. According to where the leak is.
     
  10. Quint

    Quint Well-Known Member

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    I'd hook it up away from any of my buildings or livestock and disable the safety valve. That's just me of course. You can't buy that kind of entertainment.
     
  11. bugstabber

    bugstabber Chief cook & weed puller Supporter

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    I second the dump. In the mean time, stand it up in your yard and paint red & white candy stripes on it. Yard art, you know.
     
  12. djuhnke

    djuhnke Well-Known Member

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    chicken scalder. I just replaced one (an electric one) and I plan on cutting the top off and using it.
     
  13. bill not in oh

    bill not in oh Well-Known Member

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    and give haircuts for $5 a pop...