corroded pipe

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Old 09-25-16, 09:13 PM
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corroded pipe

This is a photo of the pipe that goes into my gas water heater. As you can see, rusted and corroded to a point that it's coming down on the covered pipe below it. It looks like I will need to bring in a professional to fix but I was wondering if anyone has any advice on this fix?Name:  IMAG07102.jpg
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Old 09-26-16, 03:48 AM
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What's on the other side of the wall? Take another pic but farther out so we can see the tank and surrounding area.
 
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It may be that the Valve Stem Packing needs replacement . . . . or maybe just re-tightening.
 
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If you had addressed this sooner I think the packing nut of the valve just needed tightening. Now that it's leaked so long you'll have difficulty tightening it but it's worth a try. If that doesn't stop the leak the packing may need to be replaced if the valve can be disassembled.
 
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If copper is coming out of the wall, this is a fairly easy fix if you can solder pipe. Since you're in CA, it's probably copper.
You need a new ball valve, some elbows and pipe, and maybe a few other fittings.

Beware, this is an easy fix but be careful calling a large plumbing company, it could cost some ridiculous amount. I would stick with the licensed small guys.
 
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