Water heater popping


Old 10-02-03, 06:39 AM
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Question Water heater popping

After taking showers, my gas water heater popsfor several minutes. The sound emanates from inside the lower half of teh tank. It might pop for a few minutes intermittently then stops.

Any thoughts on cause and repair.

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Old 10-02-03, 07:07 AM
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Mine does the same. I just chalk it up to expansion/contraction of the tank due to the cooler water being brought back up to temp. I can't think of any repair being necessary.
Old 10-02-03, 08:53 AM
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Hook up a hose to the drain valve and flush the water heater. This will remove the sedaments that are causing the poping noise. Flush until it runs clear water.

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