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Water leak from center , underside

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SOURCE: My water heater is sweating so much that the water is starting to puddle in the drip pan. How do I stop this? The drip pan is a tin furnace cap, they don't make a drip pan for a heater this small.

Check with the manufacturer sounds like an insulation problem .I know some toilet tanks do that because the incoming water is too cold .

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LINCAT E3BF WATER HEATER


If the pipe itself is protruding more than usual, it sounds as if the tank has corroded around the outlet pipe. If you just mean the pipe coming out of the bottom, you must find the source of the moisture.
It could be a leak on the top or above the tank, or it could be condensation. If it is a leak, it will get worse, and you will know for sure shortly.

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How do i fix my Rheem 30 gal model 71 308 from leaking?


BEWARE!!!! LEAKAGE IN WATER HEATER MAY BE EXTREMELY HAZARD DELIVERING!! STOP USING IT AND TURN IT OFF FROM MAINS, CALL AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER IMMEDIATELY AND DON'T USE IT BEFORE THAT!!!!

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Ariston water heater service center


Copy following link for Bosch Ariston water heater resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Ariston-water-heater-resources.html

You can fix this water heater yourself, or buy another under-counter water heater if tank is leaking because anode depleted.

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-under-counter-water-heater.html

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Jul 29, 2013 | Water Heaters

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REPLACEMENT OF GAS WATER HEATER LEAKING FROM TOP INTAKE FLEXPIPE


A leaking from a pipe (but from a soldered or threaded connection point) should be replaced - not repaired. Chances are good that the wall thickness of the pipe has been reduced all along the pipe's length. This means that even if you "seal" the existing leaks, new ones will probably pop up fairly soon.

If you insist on attempting a seal, you may have luck with JB Weld's WaterWeld. JB Weld products are available from most hardware stores, home centers, etc. WaterWeld is designed for plumbing repairs like yours. This should stop the leak at this location - but beware of new leaks, later.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Nov 14, 2012 | Water Heaters

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I have a GE Profile Water Heater Model #SE40M12AA01.


I recommend safety changes to prevent ruptured water heater and assorted leaks.
135 degree hot water.
Maybe replace TP valve if it is dripping.
Drip pan under water heater with 3/4" drain line to outside.
Expansion tank on incoming cold water line to absorb pressure build-up, and prolong life of tank and plumbing.

Here's why:

1) Yes you can have scalding hot water.

2) I recommend 135 degrees since that will burn the evil right out of ya. And generally kill clothes washing bacteria.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html

3) 150 is dangerous and can seriously burn skin in 1.5 seconds. Not safe around children and elderly.

4) Temperature settings on electric water heater are approximate, since thermostats are calibrated approximately, and read temperature through tank wall.

5) Also if you want to increase amount of hot water for high-consumption household, then setting tank temperature upward is one solution since more cold water is mixed with hot, so amount of hot inside tank goes further.

6) High temperature can cause TP valve to release water.
TP valve is pressure-temperature safety valve. Do NOT cap off.
Rating should be 125 psi and 180 degrees ... but all things water heater are approximate, and TP valves need replacement now and then.
It is not recommended by water heater manufactures to use 150 psi TP valve when water heater came with 125 psi. Rating shows in small print on end of TP. New TP valves sold at local hardware. Let tank cool before installing new one.

7) Higher temperature and high pressure can rupture tank.
Pressure over 80 psi shortens life of water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Put BTG100 pressure gauge on water heater drain valve to check pressure.

8) You need a drip pan with 3/4" drain line to outdoors, or to drain vent line, to prevent flood caused by ruptured water heater.
Turn water heater off when going on vacation.
Inspect water heater each 6 months.
Drip pan available at local home center or hardware:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html#drip

9) Heated water expands and puts pressure on tank and pipes.
Water does not compress... so when water gets hotter it expands against tank wall and against pipes.
Especially in closed system (check valve present) when system is without expansion tank.
Expansion tank is installed on incoming cold water line.
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html#expansion

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Hot water steam is coming out of the center hole located on the top of the Rheem fury 41v50n


Turn water heater off so it doesn't rupture.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Emergency-steps-for-leaking-water-heater.html
Sounds like tank is rusted out.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html
Replace water heater. You can limp by for a while with rusted heater by turning it on for short periods when you need hot water. Then take time to find best deal on new heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

Jul 11, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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I have a Reliance Sta-Kleen 805 Electric Water Heater that is leaking from the cold valve but the water is coming out hot. How do I repair it?


If I understand correctly you have residential electric water heater, and your shut off valve located above water heater on cold-water line is leaking?

1) Hot water would come out of this valve if it's leaking because water inside tank is hot and under pressure ... also remember, hot water rises so tank is probably heating the water inside the cold line during hours when no hot water is being used.

2) You probably need to replace the valve. But if water is leaking because a pipe is rusted, the valve may be ok, and just the pipe needs to be replaced.
Take a photo of your problem to hardware store or home center.
I used to work in those stores and could help folks get the right parts.

3) Here are some steps for replacing the valve.
Shut off main water source into house. This is usually located underground in same box where meter-reader looks at meter.
Your water heater shut off valve is called a gate valve, and it will be 3/4"
All water heater pipes are 3/4"
You will need two 10-12" pipe wrenches, maybe a new gate valve, maybe a new flex connector, probably short 3/4 pipe pieces, teflon tape for each threaded pipe.
Hardware store or home center can get you the right materials, just take a photo over to hardware store

4) When you get started, turn off water heater circuit breaker for a couple hours so water will cool down. You don't want to get scalded with hot water.
Do NOT drain the tank.
Simply open a bathtub faucet on hot side to release pressure.
When finished, turn on the water, and make sure water is flowing out of tub spout in full stream before turning circuit breaker ON

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Jan 23, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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I have a Rheem 40 gallon hot water heater which is about 2 years old. The drain valve drips a bit while the hot water heater is heating up the water and then stops once the water is heated up. What is the...


When you say drain valve, do you mean TP valve?
Two different things: -drain valve and -TP valve

-Drain valve is located near bottom of tank and has hose thread on end.
-TP valve is brass and is located on side of tank tank near top on , and has a pipe that runs down within 6" of floor, or pipe goes into a drain pipe. DO NOT CAP OFF TP VALVE because this is safety outlet that prevents extremely hot water from rupturing tank.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

1) If drain valve located near bottom of tank is leaking, it can be capped with a garden hose cap from hardware store-home center. Thread cap on end of drain valve.

2) If TP valve is leaking.
a)Turn down thermostats on water heater
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html
b)Replace TP valve
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-TP-valve.html
c) Install expansion tank on incoming cold water line
Buy expansion tank at hardware-home center-plumbing supply and tee straight out from cold water line and attach expansion tank. About the size of small football.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Expansion-Tank-1-82.jpg

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4) Mythbusters blows up a water heater for your enjoyment U-tube
Video shows that extraordinary pressure is needed to blow up heater.
This event has only been reported once in past 10 years that I have read, and it blew out side of home. Stats for this type event don't exist in insurance company records, so you are safe - just don't cap off TP valve.

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