Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-10-2009, 09:44 AM   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Hot water coming out of all pipes...help!


This water heater came with this mobile home which is a 1969 model. Thats right...I said 1969! The mobile home is on the property I bought & I thought to renovate it as the zoning won't allow building an actual house and the trailer has good wiring, roof, ect.

memedrvr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 09:54 AM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 260
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Hot water coming out of all pipes...help!


I may be mis-reading these posts ...

The T&P valve can't be the cause of his symptom of having hot water coming out of the cold pipe ? A faulty/missing T&P valve would be an additional (and dangerous) problem.

I think you should leave the heater off , start measuring water pressure and call a pro.
tribe_fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 10:03 AM   #18
HVAC / Plumbing
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,801
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Hot water coming out of all pipes...help!


I would take temp & pressure readings..If issues take care of them,,,,,,,,, Install expansion tank
kenmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 08:27 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 6,965
Rewards Points: 2,026
Default

Hot water coming out of all pipes...help!


It may be better to just replace the relief valve (T&P valve) for the water heater, particularly if you are experiencing problems as you have described and also that valve is more than five years old.

It is not unusual to test the relief valve and it doesn't close fully leaving you with water trickling (or gushing) out and you have to shut off the house main water valve until you can get things fixed.

A water heater that is stuck on can cause hot water to come out the cold water faucets. The water has started to boil and pressure from steam is forcing water back out the cold feed and possibly back into the water main. If someone happened to use cold water at that moment, some of the hot water might go that way and out the cold faucet.

The above situation is close to the danger point. Should you ever see steam or powerful spurts of water from a cold or hot faucet leave that faucet open and running (also open a hot faucet if not already) until the water heater gas or electricity can be turned off.

Another reason for hot water in the cold water lines is because someone turned off the shower at the shower head leaving the faucets on. It is possible for hot water to cross over into the cold water line (or vice versa) here.
__________________
Forget super sized fries. The Washington Redskins could promote healthy eating with First Lady Obama by choosing a (red skinned) turnip for a mascot.

Last edited by AllanJ; 05-10-2009 at 08:41 PM.
AllanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2009, 07:52 AM   #20
JDC
Plumbing Contractor
 
JDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 392
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Hot water coming out of all pipes...help!


The OP stated that the T&P couldnt be found. I have seen T&Ps removed and plugs put in because the "damn thing was leaking". NOT SMART!!!! I can say that because my own grandfather did that at my mom's back in the early 80s. EXPLOSIVE situation. You HAVE to find that T&P or at least where one goes. If there isnt one or if it has failed and wont open you have a bomb in your place. Thats right a damn bomb and I am not exaggerating in the least.

In addition, I'm not trying to sound condescending so please do not take it that way, but if you dont know what a T&P is then you are definitely in over your head. You need a professional plumber in there to diagnose and correct the problem before someone is seriously injured or killed. This isnt fixing a leaky trap or a dripping faucet. This is some serious $%#@
JDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2009, 08:11 AM   #21
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Hot water coming out of all pipes...help!


plugging that valve is akin to people that used to put pennies in a fuse box that kept blowing fuses.... the fires followed shortly thereafter.....

quick question about testing though, would it do any good to shut down pump and remove pressure before testing the valve? that would stop debris from plugging it, but would it actually TEST anything? lol

DM
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click here to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2009, 09:50 AM   #22
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Hot water coming out of all pipes...help!


YAA!!! Well, gas water heater is off and not posing a threat. Pipe leaks are repaired (due to back pressure from water heater), water pump is replaced (due to impailor burning up) and water is flowing again! I did call a local handyman/plumber to hook up the pump, set the air in the bladder tank ect. Thanks to all for your advice. I won't use the water heater but sparingly until I can get a gas company to come fix it. Again..thanks yall.


Nancy in Florida
memedrvr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 08:21 AM   #23
JDC
Plumbing Contractor
 
JDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 392
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Hot water coming out of all pipes...help!


Whew! I'm breathing a sigh of relief! Alot of people dont realize how dangerous some plumbing problems can be. Please keep us posted.

Good luck

JDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No Cold Water at all - both cold and hot pipes are burning to the touch bluecifer Plumbing 12 01-19-2009 10:29 AM
I hear the water running in my heating pipes CMG HVAC 3 12-08-2008 06:46 PM
Are shower water problems caused by old pipes? bathroom nightmare Plumbing 17 02-02-2008 10:39 PM
PVC Pipes Pop And Click When Water Runs jasonsullivan Plumbing 3 01-16-2008 02:41 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.