Old 08-24-08, 07:10 AM
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the over flow pipe on my water heater is dripping
whwt should I do?
Old 08-24-08, 12:14 PM
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If what you are describing is the high temp pressure release, stand safely to the side , out of the way of any water that might discharge from the valve. then give the little lever on top of the valve a little "flip" hopefully this will re-seat the valve, then check to make sure that the heating elements are shutting off when the water reaches the proper temp. ie' is the hot water from the faucet exceptionally hotter than normal? if it is then most likely the high temp cutoff switch is in need of replacing, and I would recommend calling a plumber.

good luck and have a great day
Old 08-24-08, 01:11 PM
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I saw somewhere that sometimes you can twist the lever instead of lifting it. This may let it re-seat without having a larger leak, if the valve is not tested regularly.

Not sure how well that works, just thought I'd throw it out.

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