March 22, my 26-year old Sears Hot Water heater died. What happened when I tried to buy a new one and install it myself is an object lesson in why Sears is hemorrhaging money.
Installing one is SO difficult;-) Cold water supply, hot water pipe, gas pipe, flue. You don’t even need a match on the end of a long stick to light the pilot anymore; it’s all push-button. Big whoop. I installed the old water heater, I did it with this one. I’ll install the next one, if I live that long.