Water Heater Leaking At Top Pipes - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-20-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Water Heater Leaking at top pipes


What is the build up (usually blue, white or rust-colored) that is on the pipes (nipples) at the top of the tank, and does it 100% of the time indicate a leak at that pipe?

I appreciate your response!

Advertisement

Cheezhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 10:03 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 650
Rewards Points: 500
Send a message via AIM to Marlin
Default

Water Heater Leaking at top pipes


It's from the different metals reacting with one another, or from flux left on the pipe. Clean it off with a wire brush or sand cloth so you can tell whether or not it's leaking.

Advertisement

Marlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
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
Water Heater 1/2 inch pipes tke402 Plumbing 7 10-04-2008 12:19 PM
Water heater problem bear1957 Plumbing 23 11-01-2007 04:53 PM
Pipe nipples on water heater leaking big nate Plumbing 2 08-26-2007 02:02 AM
gas hot water heater leaking or not? handymama Plumbing 3 12-30-2006 07:22 PM
Periodic release from (I think) the T&P valve on the water heater alexz Plumbing 3 08-15-2006 11:31 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts