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Today when i came back from work i noticed water gushing out of my Vulcan 260 external water heater located at the back of the house from a valve at the bottom right side. I closed the mains and attached a stopper to the valve which stopped the water from flowing. please let me know what had happened and should i call a plumber or is it okay to plug the valve with a stopper.

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That pipe is there for two reasons, one is to let you know that you have an issue and that you need to get someone out there to fix it, the other is to release built up pressure in the tank itself, best bet is to go ahead and have a plumber come out and fix or replace the water heater.

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