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I have a WeilMclain Indirect DHW tank leaking in the thermostat well after just 9 mos. I actually saw water within 6 mos. This unit replaced the same model which began leaking badly after 7 yrs. My plumber recommends a softener (well water hardness is ~180-200).
W/M will replace with same model tank or newer tank with an anode but not labor. Plumber will install same model and eat the labor to keep me happy or install the newer model and charge me labor & materials. My guess for that will be >$300.
I'm leaning to the new tank, thinking the anode will solve the issue but I don't want the stinky water I've read this sometimes causes. Or, I could take the same model and put the cash towards a water softener?
What should I do?