I had problems with my hot water heater...was leaking water all over the place..so they came and replaced it..First you have to know that I live in a retirement apartment complex, with government connections..These are really nice apartments..really..So when something goes wrong..they fix it as fast as possible. But with water heaters, because these are old farts and yes I fall into that category(sorta) the water temperature has to be set at a certain temperture and some of them have circulation problems and can't tell when the water is scalding. I don't have that problem and I love nothing more than a hot bath or hot shower..really hot..with steam..when they set it at 140 degrees, it barely gets hot and won't even cut the grease on my chili pot. So my water was still not hot..I complained to Charlotte, she finally told me the plumber was fixing the air conditioner in the apartment behind me..and to go talk to him myself..I could hear her laughing as she hung up the phone. She knew this was going to be ugly and funny..at least for us..not so much for the plumber..So I slung the girls into a bra, threw on t-shirt and shorts and went to find the plumber. He's sitting on his ass in front of the air conditioner and sweating like John McCain on the Letterman Show. I expressed my displeasure at the lack of hot water coming from my 'new' water heater and wanted him to either get me a new one or fix the one I had so it would
put out some fecking heat. He explained to me the 'inspectors will come by and be upset if they find it hotter than it's supposed to be.' I said I was sixty five years old and had all the fucking friends I needed, and wasn't interested in cultivating a friendship with the inspector.. At at the ripe old age of sixty five I was very capable of sticking my hand under running hot water and saying 'Ouch, motherfucker, that's too hot.' and removing my hand..After laughing for a seeming long time, he assured me when he fixed the air conditioner, he'd go by and turn up the heat on my water heater. Daddy always said.."The squeaky wheel gets oiled first.." guess that goes for water heaters too.