Gas water heater overflow leaking


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Old 08-07-05, 10:05 AM
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Gas water heater overflow leaking

We just returned from a one-week vacation, during which I put my gas water heater thermostat on 'vacation' mode.

Once I returned it to its normal setting yesterday, everything worked fine. Now, today, I noticed that the overflow pipe is draining water.

What does this indicate??

Thanks!

Jon
 
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Old 08-07-05, 05:11 PM
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Has a rule of thumb a "dripping" T&P valve (overflow pipe) means the pressure inside your water heater is to high. This can be caused by high incoming water pressure or a closed system. A pressure gauge placed on your heater will verify this.

A steady flow of water from your T&P valve normally indicates a temperature problem. This can be caused by a faulty thermostat. Testing your hot water temperature will confirm this.

If everything checks out okay then your T&P valve is faulty and should be replaced.
 
 

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