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This could be your gas line if you have a flex gas feed to the heater. They are normally to small and will wistel.
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
It could be very high water pressure, especially if there is no thermal expansion tank. 7 years is average heater life in some areas. It is possible that there is a pinhole leak in the tank. If you don't see any evidence, the leak could be in the central flue where you won't see it. Next time it happens, check to see if the burner is on. That may rule
In/out gas as the cause. Sometimes the pilot burner can make noises, but running the water should not affect the pilot. Check if there is a little dribble coming out from the TP valve (Temperature & Pressure) on the side near the top of the tank with as pipe going down almost to the floor. You might even try touching it to see if you can feel the sound. It could be building up too much pressure in the tank due to no pressure release and too much pressure in your home. It also could be build up of deposits on the bottom of the tank. It depends on the local water conditions. A weak TP valve is easy and cheap to replace. However not much you can do after the fact about the buildup.
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Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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