HOT WATER HEATER


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Old 06-26-01, 06:15 PM
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I HOPE IM IN THE RIGHT PLACE! MY HOT WATER HEATER IS DRIPPING FROM THE FAUCET PART IVE KEPT A SMALL COOLER UNDER VALVE, IVE BEEN EMPTING IT EVERY TWO MONTHS OR SO,HOPE SOME ONE CAN HELP, THANKS
 
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Old 06-27-01, 04:58 AM
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If the leaking "faucet part" is near the top of the water heater it is the Temperature-and-Pressure Relief valve.
Just replace it with a new one.
1. Turn power (or gas) OFF to the water heater.
2. Turn cold water supply valve at top of tank OFF.
3. Open a nearby hot water faucet for air and to relieve pressure.
4. Attach a hose to the drain spigot at the bottom of the tank, and drain it down a bit (below the T&P valve). Close spigot.
5. Replace the T&P valve. Use 2-3 flat wraps of teflon tape clockwise only on the male threads.
6. Turn on cold water supply to tank. When air is pushed out of tank and hot water line, and you have a steady stream of water out of that nearby hot water faucet, turn the faucet off.
7. Turn power back ON to water heater.
Mission accomplished!
Good Luck!
 
 

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