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Just discovered water standing in drip pan about 1 inch deep. It's dripping from faucet-like thing on side. we have a rheem guardian system fury gas water heater manufactured 4/2004. appreciate any help you can give us. thank you.

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You need to replace the garden hose valve that they have their on the side from the garden dept at your local hardware store. You need to shut your water off and the gas to replace this. If you do not shut the water off it will be coming out at high pressure when you finally get that valve off and dont forget to drain as much out as possiable with a hose to your desired location. If you do not let the water cool down inside the water heater before you change the valve and you could get a little wet doing this you might want to make sure it is no longer scolding hot water. If you do not know how to re light your water heater then dont!!!!! This is pressurized gas highly explosive and highley dangerous to breath in. So remember about the gas, hot water, presurized water line, were to drain, how much to drain, and how to get your water heater back on your side. thanks

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The faucet is to connect a hose to to drain the sediment out of the tank at least once a year. More often with harder water. This will add life to your tank. A quick fix is to purchase a garden hose thread cap from the landscape area supply at your local hardware store and place on the valve. This is if you cannot stop the drip by just tightening the valve handle. When you drain the tank, you could replace the faucet although with the age you stand a chance of having additional leakage issues if you replace the valve.

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