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would like to say hello and I am Brandon. I just joined this site minutes ago. I am a new home owner that bought a home about a year ago. The house does need work and I am doing stuff here and there. I am learning alot on how to do different things like dry wall work, electrical work, e.t.c. I recently re did the plumbing in my home. Ripped out all of the old copper plumbing and replaced. The water heater I had was from 1991 and it was rusty so I replaced that. I messed up and I had a few leaks coming from some of the elbows I put in on top of the water heater. So I turned the heater off for the night and this morning I redid the pvc lines going into the water heater. I made a foolish mistake when I was running lines to the top of the heater, I some how forgot to glue one elbow so when I turned the water on you can only imagine what happened. The new water heater got a little shower. After gluing it, and letting the water run for awhile, I have zero leaks. I'm now worried that it is damaged. I cannot get the pilot light to light. Water did get on the control module and got in the inner tank, no it didnt flood it, when I was outside turning the water on I heard a loud pop and shut the water back off. I have been drying it out all day with a fan but from what I was reading, once water gets in the inner tank, it will rust from the inside out. I'm having a service tech come look at it tomorrow and get his opinion. Ok so now the strange part, I am currently getting hot water. The hot water heater is and has been off since yesterday. It is a gas water heater. When I was washing dishes I noticed that the water was getting hot. Am I missing something here? The PVC I ran leading to the top of the heater going to hot does have hot water in it when you touch the pipes. Any input or advice for this noob would be appreciated, thanks.