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Hot water heater is constantly runnin and sds like water is running. the noise seems to be coming from the emergency valve area. there is water pooling around the bottom of the heater

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Open following link to identify specific leak and remedy:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-is-leaking.html

If TP valve is leaking: replace TP valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-TP-valve.html

If tank is rusted and ready to rupture, then turn water heater off:
Over next days, turn water heater on for short periods to make hot water when needed, then replace water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Emergency-steps-for-leaking-water-heater.html

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Read following technical bulletin from Rheem:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Noisy-gas-water-heater.pdf

Find age of water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html
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Post question on professional water heater forum
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