On going to bed one night, I heard it was raining. It seemed weird. It was a warm night and I didn’t recall any rain being forecast.
I headed to bed, then thought, no, something isn’t right.
I opened the back door expecting to see rain, but there was nothing. I turned on the light to see a steady stream of water spraying out of the hot water storage tank. This was hitting the underside of the carport, making it sound like rain.
I turned off the supply tap to the tank and took a closer look at where the water was coming out. It had rusted all the way through.
Time for a new hot water system. I had it replaced with a small instant system. No more running out of hot water, cheaper to run, and less space.