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Old 12-09-2007, 10:50 PM   #1
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My water heater is on the 2nd floor in the laundry room and next to a bathroom with the problems. This bathroom toilet fills with hot water. It is the only bathroom with this problem. Also, the bath tub faucet makes a whining noise like when you are boiling water in a tea kettle when the hot water is on. Again this is the only bathroom with this problem. My hookups to the washer are also flipped, the hot comes from the cold and vice versa. A plumber told me over the phone it sounds like my lines are crossed, but wouldnt that be all over my house? My husband didnt mention the faucet or the washer hookups, but I think its all related. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 12-09-2007, 11:08 PM   #2
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I don't understand the whining noises in the shower. What brand is it? It sounds like the pipes to the toilet and the laundry are tied in wrong, and no it wouldn't have to be to the whole house. The hoses to the washer can just be flipped but the toilet would have to be reconnected to a cold line and capped where it is tied to the hot line in the wall somewhere.


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Old 12-10-2007, 10:38 AM   #3
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Okay dumb question,,,does this heater have a tub it sets in with a drain so IF it leaks suddenly,it doesnt ruin two floors of house finish??? IT WILL break at the least best time!!! Had a washer for 40 years,never ran over once,,,somebody threw a load in the day I left for 4 day out of town wedding. I NOW know what particle board floor sheating is worth!!(On whole first floor) and what 4 days of water can look like when you open the door and it runs on your shoes!! Cascaded down basement steps and filled basement. SO washer AND water heater should have catch tub!!!
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:50 PM   #4
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Is the water filling the toilet always hot or just sometimes? I had this happen in my bathroom and found it was a bad bathroom sink faucet combined with a bad toilet mechanism. When the faucet was off for a long time it would somehow leak hot water over into the cold water side and the toilet tank was leaking slowly into the bowl so it kept drawing this hot water into the toilet tank and bowl. Really strange but when I fixed the toilet leak and changed the faucet no more warm seats!

If it's always hot (flush it several times in succession) then it pretty much has to be that the plumber used the hot water supply to feed the toilet.
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Okay dumb question,,,does this heater have a tub it sets in with a drain so IF it leaks suddenly,it doesnt ruin two floors of house finish??? IT WILL break at the least best time!!! Had a washer for 40 years,never ran over once,,,somebody threw a load in the day I left for 4 day out of town wedding. I NOW know what particle board floor sheating is worth!!(On whole first floor) and what 4 days of water can look like when you open the door and it runs on your shoes!! Cascaded down basement steps and filled basement. SO washer AND water heater should have catch tub!!!

Trouble is there is no washer or water heater catch tub that is large enough and has a big enough drain to handle the flow rate of the endless volume of water coming out of a burst hose or water heater - and will the leak even spray into the catch tub or out at a 90 degree angle? They might help if the leak happens when you are at home or if you have a slow leak.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:23 PM   #6
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Ayuh,........

How Big of a Tub does it take to catch a Never Ending Leak,..??..??

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