|Posted by nicktheplumber on January 15, 2003 at 03:08:20:|
|In response to Re: high water bill?!|
If the meter stops only after closing the water heater supply, then you have a leak of hot water. This essentially rules out the two main causes of water loss in homes: 1) leaky water closets; and, 2)cold water leaks after the water meter. The most likely cause of a water heater leak is through the temperature/pressure relief (TPR) valve. If you don't have water visible around the heater, it's likely that your TPR valve discharges into pipe that carries the water to a floor or other drain. An easy way to determine i f this is the case in a closed discharge system is to feel the discharge pipe at a distance from the heater. If it's hot, that's your problem. Then you replace the valve.
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