Re: Hot Water Tank leaking???
Posted by e-plumber on June 19, 2004 at 19:10:54:
In response to Re: Hot Water Tank leaking???
: I just noticed some water in the area of the floor drain. How can one tell if it was just a spurt of water from the temperature and pressure relief valve or whether the tank is leaking?

Reply:
Dry up the area completely around the base of the water heater, thoroughly inspect the bottom of the tank for leakage. Put a small bucket under the relief valve pipe and monitor it. If the relief valve is in fact leaking, you could have a defective relief valve or excessive water pressure in the system, the relief valve could also be leaking because of high water temperature, above 221F.
e-plumber


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