Hot water outlet nipple on water heater
Posted by DB on January 11, 2004 at 14:35:44:
I noticed a leak on top of water heater. Replaced the CPVC 3/4" connector 4 times now, varying degrees of tightness, teflon tape, thread putty. Still have the leak as soon as all faucets are closed and pressure starts to build. Not a squirting type leak, but just a puddle rising from the bottom of the connector on top of the water heater. ? It is a Lowe's model at least 4 years old. 50 gal electric.

Is there a leak somewhere under the top cover of the water heater?
Should I just invest in a new hot water heater?


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