Water heater tank leaks basics.

Old 10-08-12, 08:26 AM
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Water heater tank leaks basics.

In my experience, a water heater leaks at the following: elements, inlet/outlet fitting, pressure relief valve, or drain fitting.

Anywhere else constitutes a replacement job, right? I think my tank has let go. I have a leak somewhere in the top under the insulation, up and left of the upper element.

I don't mind the prospect of this task, but I want to "verify the lie" before I get started and all my neighbors are at work.
Old 10-08-12, 01:12 PM
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How old is the WH? In most instances where you have wet insulation around the crown, and no where else, it could be "taps".

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