Water Heater Problem

Old 03-18-02, 11:53 AM
Hal Neil
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Question Water Heater Problem

My 12 year old 40 gal hot water heater has starting leaking from the safety valve. Can I replace the valve, or do I need to replace the water heater itself?

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I agree. Change the Pressure/Temperature {PT} valve.
I would also suggest you save your "Pocket Change" too.
At 12 years old, tank replacement time isn't too far off.

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Old 03-18-02, 12:52 PM
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If it is still heating up the water right then all you need to do is replace the water pressure valve.
Old 03-19-02, 11:13 AM
Hal Neil
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hot water heater

Hello, and thanks for the help. I agree that a new unit is in the near future, will be good to hold off for a little while.
Thanks again
Hal Neil

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