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Old 10-23-2013, 10:56 AM   #16
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On the gas line going into the control valve, there should be a big union for a quick disconnect. Depending on location, there should also be a 3-6 inch drip leg (see link for details), good idea to put one there anyway if there's not one already there. If not, I would hire a pro. Adding a drip leg will bump up the labor and parts charge. Can you post another pic of gas line going into control valve for us. Thanks.

how to replace honeywell gas control valve.

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Old 10-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #17
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Thanks for the pics. Diffinately has a drip leg, I don't see a union in the pics, probably up further. When you find the union, that's where you can take the gas pipe apart so you can replace control valve.

How did you make out with the warantee? Everything covered?

If not covered, will this be a diy project or you hiring a pro? Thanks.

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Thanks for the pics. I don't see a union in the pics, it may be up further. When you find the union, that's where you can take the pipe apart.

How did you make out with the warantee? Everything covered? Thanks.

The tank is still under warranty until January. The control and other parts are no longer under warranty. They said I would have to pay $158.00 for the control.

So I have to find a union? Also, the control looks like it's molded to the tank via a threaded "pipe" for lack of a better term.

I'm starting to feel overwhelmed as I do not know 100% that the control is leaking. Wife wants me to call a plumber.
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I agree with your wife saveme. IMO, I would hire a pro. Gas is nothing to fool around with if your not comfortable. Plus your not 100 percent sure where the leak is.

Keep us informed and let us know how everything works out for you. Thanks.

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I agree with the wife saveme. IMO, I would hire a pro. Gas is nothing to fool around with if your not comfortable. Plus your not 100 percent sure where the leak is.

I'm ok with gas... I guess. I use a propane turkey fryer and haven't lit myself on fire. I wish I knew exactly 100% if switching the control panel would work... that and if I knew how to take it off from the "quick disconnect" etc.
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Call the manufacture its probably leaking from the temp probe, they will send you a new control. had one a few years ago leaking from there.


How would the temperature probe go back into the tank?
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If you click on that link I sent you, there is a picture of a union by the drip leg. That's what you need to find, loosen it with a big wrench or slip joint pliers to take the pipe apart. Scroll down the page, look on left hand corner and you will see what I'm talking about. Has a couple of pictures of a union.

Yours may be in a different place, but I'll bet there's a union there somewhere after the gas shut off.

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If you click on that link I sent you, there is a picture of a union by the drip leg. That's what you need to find to take the pipe apart. Scroll down the page, look on left hand corner and you will see what I'm talking about. Has a couple of pictures of a union.

Yours may be in a different place, but I'll bet there's a union there somewhere after the gas shut off.

Is this it?
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No. That's the tee. Yours looks like it's just out of the picture, about a foot up from the tee circled in red.
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So would I disconnect at the union, add a another pipe with drip leg and add a yellow pipe T?

Also, I see no where for the water to come out of the boiler. I see the leak from the control and going down the lines to the burner. IF its the tank, it's still under warranty if not, its the panel and I have to buy a new one from manufacturer.
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No. You can use all your same plumbing. Your just going to swap out control valve if it's leaking. If the tank is leaking, your good to go, it's on them.

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No. You can use all your same plumbing. Your just going to swap out control valve if it's leaking. If the tank is leaking, your good to go, it's on them.



Ok. I guess if the tank is leaking, I'll have to swap it out. What is the likely hood the leak is just at the control? I see it dripping fast at the controls but no where else.
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The base piece that screws into hwh may be cracked as they are mostly plastic now. That's the only place other than the tank itself .
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The base piece that screws into hwh may be cracked as they are mostly plastic now. That's the only place other than the tank itself .
Understood. I'm going to call a plumber for an estimate. smh. The warranty for parts is up. Only tank warranty left.
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Excellcent saveme. Sounds great. Let us know how everything works out for you. Thanks.


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