Leak from the cold inlet pipe

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by melarue, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. melarue

    melarue New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2013
    Location:
    San Diego, California
    Hi All,

    I have water heater that is leaking from the cold inlet pipe and it's hot water. It's coming up from the hole where the cold goes in. There is some type cap on the tank so i can't see any further down. Any clues as to what it might be, is fixable or shot. Bradford white purchase on 10/2013.

    Thanks,

    Madison
     
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2013
    Location:
    IL
    Leak=shot probably.

    You could try pulling the nipple, and put in a new on with pipe dope and tape. But you are probably replacing..
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
  4. melarue

    melarue New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2013
    Location:
    San Diego, California
    Is that whats called a dip tube?
     
  5. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2013
    Location:
    IL
    Same place, but the nipple has threads.
     
  6. melarue

    melarue New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2013
    Location:
    San Diego, California
    Ok thanks. I will remove and try to reinstall.
     
  7. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Occupation:
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    Location:
    New England
    It's more likely that the tank is shot. You might get lucky.
     
Similar Threads: Leak cold
Forum Title Date
Water Heater Forum, Tanks Cold Water intake leak? Apr 5, 2020
Water Heater Forum, Tanks Hissing and Leak from Cold Water Intake Sep 26, 2016
Water Heater Forum, Tanks Bradford White...cold leak... Apr 13, 2009
Water Heater Forum, Tanks Leaking Westinghouse 4500 watt elec. Water heater advice? May 10, 2021
Water Heater Forum, Tanks Leak at top or Rheem electric water heater. Apr 25, 2021

Share This Page