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I own a Rheem Power Vent with powerglo ignition system - model # 21 vp50-1 50 gal, serial # rn 089d06577 ---i've noticed water on the floor around the water heater, i thought maybe the tank was rusting out and leaking - couldn't really feel any water on the surface of the tank bottom - i invited a friend plumber over and he suggested that possibly (he has seen) that over time the plastic drain value will begin to drip....any thoughts on this "thought"? don

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The plastic drain valve is a possibility. Also the Temperature/pressure relief valve is typically piped close to the floor if there is a drain near by. People tend to ignore water heaters. The TPR valve really should be excersized annually. If it won't re-seat, then it should be replaced. Second the tank should be partially drained annually to drain any solids that have accumulated in the bottom over time. If you don't do this frequently the drain valve can become almost impossible to operate.

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