water heater help


  #1  
Old 04-15-08, 01:45 PM
P
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
water heater help

The cold water pipe is leaking. shut off the water at the water heater and the house and when I try to unscrew the fittings, a bit of water sprays out. is this residual water from the pipe? I ran the faucets, should I leave one open?

I don't want to remove the pipe if the water is going to gush and not stop.
advice appreciated
 
  #2  
Old 04-15-08, 05:09 PM
J
Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wilmington
Posts: 3,994
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Unless you bleed off the pressure and some water, there will be leakage. But most fittings are soldered on and you cannot simply tighten the nuts, you have to unsolder or cut the pipe. Unless you have those flex type connectors.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: