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WATER HEATER LEAKING

LEAKING FROM BOTTOM. CAN IT BE REPAIRED? OR MUST IT BE REPLACED.

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1) Copy following link for troubleshoot walk thru
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

2) Electric water heater might be leaking from element, and water appears at bottom of tank:

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Posted on Feb 12, 2013

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Hello All tanks eventauly leak and cannot be repaired.Good thing it is slow!

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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What is the leaking pvc pipe connected to? The T & P valve on the side (or top) of the tank? Or is it an incoming cold or outgoing hot water line? If you have just lit the water heater, the T & P valve may drip, but only for a little while and it will stop. The T & P (temperature and pressure relief) valve may be bad and need replaced. Turn off the incoming cold water valve and turn the gas valve to off position. Then drain the water heater using the T & P valve, it will stop draining when the water level is just below it. Remove the T&P valve and replace with new one. Use thread sealing tape on threads. Or call a plumber if not sure.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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Depends on source of leak:
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Some leaks can be repaired, while other leaks indicate that tank is rusted and needs replacement.
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Depends on source of leak: If gas water heater is leaking from bottom, then heater must be replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-water-heater.html
Add a comment and describe type of water heater, and what you discover about source of leak.

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Unit is probably rusted out:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

Reliance is AO Smith. I recommend the AO Smith line-up of water heater brands as best because air intake screen is located on bottom of unit and can be cleaned by homeowner without removing combustion parts, and because AO Smith posts service manuals.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
http://hometips.me/Mar/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

Add a comment with more detail about leak.

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Hello Marcia

Unit is probably rusted out:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

Reliance is AO Smith. I recommend the AO Smith line-up of water heater brands as best because air intake screen is located on bottom of unit and can be cleaned by homeowner without removing combustion parts, and because AO Smith posts service manuals.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
http://hometips.me/Mar/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

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Well Faith, you're probably going to have to give us more info before we can get too exact, but I can tell you if it's leaking from the very bottom then you're going to wind up with a new heater soon. It's the only part of the heater that can't be repaired, plugged, welded, etc. When it starts leaking, that's the kiss of death.

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A leaking water heater cannot be repaired, assuming it's the tank leaking and not nearby water pipe.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-leaking.html

First thing is to protect your property from catastrophic tank failure where tank ruptures and water runs until it is shut off:
Tanks are under pressure when they are hot.
Close cold water shut-off located above tank.
Turn control knob to 'pilot' so pilot is lit but burner will not turn on.
Open hot side on tub for few moments to relieve tank pressure.

Now your property is safe.
You need a new water heater.
In mean time, gas water heater makes 41 gallons hot water per hour.
Shower used 5-9 gallons hot water.
Bath uses 10-15 gallons hot water.
You can turn on water heater for short stretches and limp by until you get a new heater.

Steps for installing gas water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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I wrote a page on leaking water heaters with resources and information:
Page lists things to check.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html

Also run hand over tank to find warm spot that says where leak is coming from
A rusted tank cannot be repaired.

If your tank is rusted out, it might burst open and flood the area.
Hot water inside tank is under pressure.
Turn off heat source to water heater.
Turn off water valve located above tank.
Open tub faucet on hot side and relieve pressure from tank.

You can limp along with a leaking water heater by turning it on when hot water is needed.
For example a shower uses 5-9 gallons hot water.
Turn gas water heater on for 15-20 minutes.
Turn electric on for 20-30 minutes.

To conserve resources with next heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

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Hello All tanks eventauly leak and cannot be repaired.Good thing it is slow!

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