Ever get a hot water heater wet?

Old 07-11-12, 12:55 PM
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Ever get a hot water heater wet?

In my continuing tale of redoing the house that had all the copper ripped out, I unfortunately have an other issue. Having reinstalled the hot water heater, I noticed a very slow leak in one of my sweats. Overnight about 2 cups of water had leaked out and down the hot pipe of the water heater. Unfortunately some water got inside the heater. I was able to tell this because of a plastic cap that I removed from the top of the heater. Underneath the cap was a small amount of water which I removed. I then removed the two acess panels on the side of the heater, both were dry. Am I crazy to turn this thing on and see if it works? Is there something else that I should do to make sure it is dry?
Old 07-11-12, 01:07 PM
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Should be no problem provided the wiring is correct. The insulation will dry out in a few days once the heater gets up to temperature.

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