05:22AM | 09/21/06
Member Since: 09/20/06
2 lifetime posts
When I turned my hot water on several days ago my water heater came on & has been running continously since. After the heater started running continously I began to loose water pressure & my hot went to a temperature that was slightly warm at best. This morning I woke up to find my side & front garden overflowing with water.

I am planning to call a plumber in the next few days but wanted to get a general idea of what the problem might be & what I might be looking at in cost before I do.


03:11PM | 09/21/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1522 lifetime posts
1- T&P gave up the ghost

2- Tank leaking

3- Water line coming from the tank leaking

4- Blow down valve leaking

5- Someone tested the T&P and failed to reset the lever

6- A joint gave up and the water heater cannot make up the hot water faster then it is discharging. (see # 3 )

7- Leak caused flame failure


03:27PM | 09/21/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1522 lifetime posts
How much was the next question

Tank installed and filing fees plus testing for CO and checking the up draft and installing new valves and using dielectric fittings to prevent galvanic and electrolytic action.

Removing old heater from job site I would not charge anything less then $2,300 plus tax.

By the way I sure do hope you did shut the gas to this leaking heater and possibly the water supply to it as one would hate to have to explain how their house blew up for not calling a licensed plumber sooner then later


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