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pressingon 12-10-2011 01:29 PM

Gas Water Heater leaking
 
I have a 50 gal AO Smith hot water heater that seems to be leaking. Problem is, I can't find a source. I look around the top inlet and outlet connections, no leak. I look around the release valve, no leak. I look inside below the firing chamber, no water. But under the base, there is a puddle and it keeps coming out very slowly. Any suggestions on where to look for leakage, and how?

Thanks in advance. Tim

Service plumber 12-10-2011 01:40 PM

Sounds like tank leaking

pressingon 12-10-2011 01:58 PM

Ok--tank leaking, but how do I check that? and where is the most likely place that it would leak?

tribe_fan 12-10-2011 05:00 PM

If you have eliminated the inlet, outlet, and pressure - you are looking at replacing it. How old is it?
They tend to fail completely on Christmas eve....Murpheys law.

oh'mike 12-10-2011 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pressingon (Post 790525)
Ok--tank leaking, but how do I check that? and where is the most likely place that it would leak?

The tank has a rust hole --no fixing that---sorry.


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