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If it's leaking it's shot! Is it leaking from the bottom? If so, it's time for a repacement unit!

Posted on May 15, 2012

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Open following link to identify source of leak, and possible steps to repair or replace.
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Posted on May 19, 2012

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If your water heater is working (ie: making hot water) then most likely your heater isn't leaking. Rather, the leak is coming from the cold water supply and running down the tank where you see it at the bottom of the tank. A working tank that is leaking would produce a leak of hot water - not cold. You should carefully check the cold water piping for a leak, drip or stream of water and make the required repairs.

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