Popping sound when cold water enter the heaters?


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Old 12-28-10, 04:16 PM
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Popping sound when cold water enter the heaters?

I just notice this in the last few days there is a popping sound, like popping the popcorn when cold water enter the water heater. I've checked the ground and did not notice any water.

I live in NJ, and it is really cold here, especially in the last few days.

The maker of the water heaters is American (Quaker).

Should I worry about the popping sound?
 
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Old 12-28-10, 04:24 PM
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How old? Might be sediment cavitation.

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Old 12-28-10, 06:21 PM
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I moved into the house earlier this year and have no idea when the water heaters was install. The serial number show the manufactured date is the 38 weeks of 1990, so I assume it is over 15 years.

However, the previous owners bought the property 2005 and they renovated and expanded. Basically have a complete makeover. So it is hard to imagine that they spent like 200k or something to do the renovation and expansion but save a few hundred by using an old water heaters.
 
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If your date of 1990 is correct replace asap.
 
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i will do that.

thanks for your help
 
 

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