rjniles...no, p/t valve not leaking. Thanks.
wkearney99...center pipe is a drain from the water heater. Its goes to the
side of the house to drain. No, it is dry in that area and i have kept my
eye on that so its not leaking there.
When i close the left valve (bringing hot water into the house) i do not
have hot water at any faucet which is expected. The bottem valve on the
tank (for draining it) is closed and dry. The area all around the tank is dry.
When i do close the left valve (which brings in hot water) the triangle spins a little
at the main meter outside in the yard. Not using hot water in the
house, because i now have no access to it. So how can it spin?..
This tells me that no leak is past the water heater in the home hot lines.
So it must be in the line that travels from the main meter to the water
heater....because it is spinning very slowly. Remember, meanwhile the left
side is still closed.
Now if i shut off the right valve (water coming into the water heater) the
triangle stops. So at this point both valves are closed.
This now tells me that there is no leak from the main meter up to the
right side valve on the pipe that enters the water heater.
I'm at a lost...its not where it is leaking that bothers me (for now), but
the logic of my test contradict each other.
Hope i have not confused u or others. But u did make sense in your reply
but my trouble shooting i have done boggles me.
Thanks for replying.