Re: leaking water heater
Posted by hj on September 17, 2002 at 01:46:14:
In response to Re: leaking water heater
That answer is not easy to give and it has nothing to do with your ability. The drain valve may be plastic and you have just as much of a chance of it unscrewing as you do for it to break off. If that happens, removing the stub in the water heater can be a challenge. Once the old valve is removed, it is just a matter of installing a 3/4" brass nipple and a female drain valve.

: Could someone advise me if repairing a leaky water heater is within my abilities? It leaks at the drain cock. (I've done a bit of "home plumbing" but have never tackled something like the water heater.) I appreciate any help anyone could lend on this.

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