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Hot water heater repair

The pvp pipe/drain attached to hot water heater and pipes is dripping hot water. Is this something I need to be concerned about? I have a call into my plumber but was wondering if there is anything I should be concerned with.

I can't seem to find my manual for the water heater so am hoping for some help. Thx a bunch

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Posted 2012-09-16T23:23:00+0000  by dancingfeet dancingfeet


Hi Dancingfeet,


Yes this is an issue that must be addressed. The temperature and pressure relief valve on your water heater is releasing excess pressure, or has failed.


If there is excess pressure, the control valve is failing and the temperature in your water heater is rising resulting in the release of the excess pressure by the relief valve. This could be a serious issue and it can only get worse.


The issue could be just a bad relief valve, but the chance of a more serious problem is great. I would call a plumbing contractor to come out and check your water heater ASAP.


If your water heater is over 8 years old I would replace it.


This could be a serious safety issue, don’t delay!



Posted 2012-09-17T17:49:12+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
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