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Old 11-30-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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my question is on my gas hot water heater there is a leaking 1/4 shutoff flexible water line that goes to my humidifier. It leaks when i shut if off in the summertime. can i replace the shutoff valve or internal parts without installing a new shutoff.

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Old 11-30-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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Okay, first of all it is a water heater, not a hot water heater.
Second, does the valve not shut the water off and it leaks through the valve or does the valve actually drip water onto the ground? If it will not completely stop the flow you need to replace it. If it drips, try tightening the packing nut which is the nut under the handle on the stem. Good Luck!

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Old 11-30-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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Wow, Broox! Tell us how you really feel!

Is this valve a saddle-type valve.... if so, replace it. Not worth fixing even if you could.
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Wow, Broox! Tell us how you really feel!

Is this valve a saddle-type valve.... if so, replace it. Not worth fixing even if you could.
Yo Broox take it easy, ever see construction drawings or drawings of new houses where they show the utility room and the area for the "Hot Water Heater" it has a little circle there with HWH in it or WH.
We all know what the guy meant lets not get so technical.

Replace the valve with a real valve and reducer arrangement.
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:10 PM   #5
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okay okay, I do not mean any harm, the "hot water heater" term is just a little pet peeve of mine. I am going to turn on my hot air heater and get a drink of water from my wet water dispenser.
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okay okay, I do not mean any harm, the "hot water heater" term is just a little pet peeve of mine. I am going to turn on my hot air heater and get a drink of water from my wet water dispenser.
What do you call a boster heater?
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I don't know what a "boster heater" is.
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I don't know what a "boster heater" is.


A booster heater boost the temp. of hot water. It heats hot water
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ohh, he meant a booster heater. I know what that is.

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