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Old 02-28-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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leak from water heater???

i cant see water coming from the water heater in my garage, but every day there is a bunch of water leaking out of my garage. i assume its from the water heater becasue thats where the water spot starts at it looks. the water meater keeps going around so water is coming from somewhere! everything is turned off in the home. it sounds through the wall water is on but i had not turned anything on. what do you reccommend


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Old 02-28-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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leak from water heater???

Finding the leak is the first thing to do.
Clean up the floor and see where it starts.
Is this gas, electric.
Is it sitting directly on the concrete floor?


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Old 02-29-2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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leak from water heater???

Turn off the cold water inlet shutoff above the water heater. Does the meter stop spinning?

(This is not foolproof; sometimes that shutoff doesn't close completely due to sediment particularly if the shutoff is not exercised every once in awhile.)
Do you get coverage you can count on? From the bag of fertilizer? From your lawn sprinklers?
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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If your HWT has a 3/4" drain line dropping down towards the floor from the P&T valve, put a small container under that 3/4" outlet to see if that is your water source.

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