gas valve water leak ?


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Old 04-16-06, 04:38 AM
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gas valve water leak ?

I know it must sound crazy,but there are a few drops of water under the gas valve to my hot water boiler occasionally.
Could this be just condensation? I checked the area around the valve,but there isn't any source of water near the valve.
Anybody have any thoughts about this?

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Old 04-16-06, 05:11 AM
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It probably is condensation. Even though small, there are restrictions in the valve. When the boiler calls for gas, the flowing gas causes the valve to heat up a small amount but enough to change the temperature of the metal.
 
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Old 04-16-06, 05:25 AM
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Whew!!! Thanks!
Happy Easter. (hope i'm not out of line)
 
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Old 04-16-06, 06:21 AM
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Thanks, and the same to you. If you want to ease your mind a little more, mix up some dish soap and water and brush or spray it on the valve. It will show bubbles if there is a gas leak.
 
 

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