Re: Gas Hot Water Heater
Posted by hj on September 18, 2002 at 08:52:57:
In response to Re: Gas Hot Water Heater
No, it means you used a lot of hot water and the water in the tank is relatively cold. The sound you hear is the flue gases condensing when they meet the cold metal and form water. The water runs down the center flue and drips, and sometimes runs, onto the hot main burner and caused the sizzling, popping noise. It is normal especially as the incoming water gets colder which will increase the amount of condensation taking place.

: My hot water heater makes an internal dripping sound while its heating up water. This is something new I've just noticed. The heater is about 10 years old. Is this a sign the heater is beginning to fail?

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