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Water will stop gas control valves from operating correctly, usually triggering safety shut off.
Ask question on pro water heater forum, which has response for bleeding air.
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/1340.html

Could be utility-company problem:
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21631409/water-gas-lines-stumps-xcel-frustrates-mayfair-residents

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