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Old 12-10-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-10-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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Sounds like tank leaking

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