Hot water tank

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Ildanny
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Hot water tank

Post by Ildanny » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:10 am

Our hot water tank is leaking alot from the main drain valve. We shut off water and turned off pilot should we replace the valve or tank

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Shannon
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Re: Hot water tank

Post by Shannon » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:31 am

How old is the tank and how often was in maintained as far as anode being replaced and unit drained and flushed? Many units now are sold with an "X Years" rating, do you remember yours?
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Re: Hot water tank

Post by sophiajames » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:56 am

When your hot water is leaking, then maybe a symptom of a very large problem. In this case catastrophic and complete water tank, a water heater can cause a significant flood that could lead to hefty repair bills.
Hot water tank & water heater leaking is a very common issue. HOwever typically plumbing leaks, a leaking water heater potential to be dangerous and even deadly. I think you should hire the plumber immediately.

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