My current hot water tank, presumably installed by a DIY former homeowner, has severe corrosion on the inlet tube and must be replaced due to a considerable leak.
Were I to DIY, how could I prevent this from happening again? Is several wraps of Teflon tape the usual method of installation, or should I use some kind of pipe dope? What will last the life of the tank or beyond?
On the new tank I imagine I'll use flexible hose on the inlet, which will have an O-ring. Will that be sufficient?
The outlet is in good shape and there's a pink wrap on the threads.