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I have a gas leak from the control box the leak is at 38%. I have 5 day to figure out how to repair it or replace it. Hoping I can just replace gas and burner supply lines, Or does it need replaced.

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If its leaking at 38%, your lucky it hasn't blown up yet. Turn off the gas and replace the water heater.

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