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Old 08-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #16
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not sure if I understand correctly. the drain pan takes a few hours to fill up. somewhere between 2 and 12 I'd guess. The supply lines at the top of the tank are dry.
if the tank is thermally expanding it has to be leaking at the point of expanison....somewhere....not sure why tpr valve is not reacting ...you almost have to set up a video to see when it leaks....sure you checked all fitting good....

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if the tank is thermally expanding it has to be leaking at the point of expanison....somewhere....not sure why tpr valve is not reacting ...you almost have to set up a video to see when it leaks....sure you checked all fitting good....
lol. a video is a good idea. yeah I've checked everything over and over. got about 3 gallons of water in the bucket now that I've soaked out of the pan over the last day or so.
if thermal expansion was causing the water it would come out of the t&p drain line right? so weird that it's not.
I guess I gotta hire a plumber and see if they can figure something out.
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How old is the tank? More than a few years, and it's likely more cost effective to just replace it.
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I had a plumber out today. He noticed almost right away how the evap coil condensate line was tied into the water heater drain pan line and the line was stopped up from debris from the evap coil condensation. cut the pvc line open and cleared it out with a shop vac and sucked the water out of the pan too. I never thought the one place I thought where the water was draining from, was actually the place that the water was coming from, backing up back into the water heater drain pan.
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Must be why my inspector wont let us tie into pan drains
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Must be why my inspector wont let us tie into pan drains
That's exactly what my plumber said too! Lol
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no no here also...

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