COMMUNITY FORUM

justastick

05:22AM | 09/21/06
Member Since: 09/20/06
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
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.


Sylvan

03:11PM | 09/21/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
Me_office1
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


Sylvan

03:27PM | 09/21/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
Me_office1
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
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even the simplest holiday decorations can achieve a high visual impact. Here, an unadorned garland held in place with whit... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon