If there isn't enough slack, the water pipes will have to disconnected before the heater can be removed. Spread the cost of your purchase with a low rate 14. An extremely small drip has developed at the end of this copper tube at the drain pan at the floor which over time begins to fill the drain pan. I too have a question. Tools:A 13mm socket, deep if possible, A philips head screwdriver. The city engineer said it was likely due to temporary hook up to water lines used for hydrents and water pressure was 125 psi. The heater is installed in the attic and I want to be very careful not to undo something and cause a flood at this upper level and cause damage to my home and contents on the floors below.
Tempreture of element too high? You may occasionally find it dripping. So you do not think the temp control mechanism is the problem here? Allow the cement to dry for at least one hour. The city will not do anything,they say it was the road contractors responsibility and their fault that they hooked me up to a high pressure line and not the normal water line. So, I ordered another new one to replace that one. I had to take the water heater out of the van from the outside as I couldn't get to it from inside the van. Do expansion tanks require replacement every time you replace a water heater? I believe that it is leaking when the water heater is being called upon. Should I panic and call a plumber right away or did it do this because it had been set so low for 2 weeks? Run the hose to a floor drain or bathtub nearby.
It is four feet longer than our Autotrail but am very tempted. What do I do to find out what is wrong and can parts be got for this age of heater. It is making a sound kind of like a hiss, if that makes any sense. If it doesn't then another groove may have too be cut. Also, I have a Maytag 50 gallon water heater. Could an air bubble be stuck above the water in the expansion tank causing it not to work right? I leaked very little though maybe 2 glass fulls, we do have an expansion tank connected to it as well.
There may be further costs such as shipping which have not been taken into account. Switch off mains, and press to reset. Its held in place by about four screws on each of its sides on the outside of bodywork. I had a location in crawlspace where I could install a gas water heater a good vent and gas nearby. Did I cause this or is this just a coincidence? The water heater is 11 years old.
But it is not leaking from the actual nipple fitting itself. Currently using around 1 gallon of water per hour. After things had cooled the tang was reinserted and the broken portion screwed out. Turn off the cold water inlet valve. Thanks in advance for your expertise! Within 2 weeks of installing the new one…it started leaking too.
Is it possible that the water came underneath the concrete floor? Saltzman, Thanks again for your reply. My husband is thinking that maybe our problem is because our swamp cooler shares the water line with the water heater but the water heater leaks from too much water pressure the second i turn the water on. A pressure of approximately 10 p. I checked the water pressure coming into house and it was 100 psi. I never deflated the bladder pressure on this one.
I believe the check valve it is on incoming to the heater cold water line is working properly — otherwise the pressure in hot and cold water pipes will be the same, as in a case of faulty check valve, the system will not be closed? I finally decided to upgarde my water heater and the new tanks releif valve leaks just the same about a gallon every 3-4 days. Is this an indication that my expansion tank is defective and needs replaced? Eventually you should be able to pick out the four quarters of the old stub. I shut off the water supply to the house, drained the water tank, turned the water back on, continued to drain looked clear, no sediment. I made four cuts at 12; 6; 3 and 9 o'clock, being very careful not to damage the screwed thread in the casing. This will also have to be disconnected and connected, so a knowledge of 240V will be needed. Maybe you have an answer or suggestion. Older models still have the valve but the flue cowl needs to be removed and the valve end pulled to open it, in this case opening all taps in the van will do much the same thing.
On the side of most water heaters, you will be able to see a small valve and pipe system, known as the water heater pressure relief valve. Perhaps you could buy a 2nd hand one, purely for the Boiler Tank? The leaking stopped for one month and started again. I recently replaced my expansion tank and now my cold water pressure relief valve is leaking water — about a gallon per week. When the end of the drain plug thread is reached the plug can be pulled out a small distance, yet still be retained in the thread and permit draining to occur. I could hear it at about 11pm.
It years since I've replaced one, but to remove the broken stub from the screw hole I used a piece of junior hacksaw blade held in a mole grip. I just hooked everything back up and turned on the water. The leak is much worse with the new valve then the old one. I believe there is a pressure reducing valve on main supply. If your system also includes a Crystal Water System, make sure that the pump is emptied of any water and unscrew the filter cartridge to permit it to drain.
When going downstairs to inspect, I noted a red flashing light on the electronics box. I have to shut the water of at main house shut off when I am not using water. I have a two month old Whirlpool 40 gal electric heater. There has always been water leaking from out of the side discharge tube but less than a gallon per week. Screw the valve into the tank until it is hand tight and then use a wrench to tighten it until the outlet is facing towards the overflow drain pipe. Failing to drain the heater when there is a chance of temperatures dropping below freezing can be very expensive to repair and should be avoided by removing the drain bung and allowing the heater to drain completely. If you undo the four screws that secure the flue cover then you should be able to see where the leak is coming from.