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patchen

09:02AM | 10/16/03
Member Since: 01/05/03
12 lifetime posts
I noticed a pool of water under our 60 gallon water heater (only 9 years old)- underneath the tank, I saw water dripping very slowly. The water is warm/hot.

The insulation around the tank is wet, and the leak seems to be coming from within the tank itself.

Is this a sign I need to get a new tank? If not, what should I look for to try to fix it?

plumber Tom

12:59PM | 10/16/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Wet insulation usually means the tank is shot. For warranty information, your plumber should have written the date of installation on the tank itself. Check your records to see if the tank is covered.


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