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Old 12-10-2021, 10:08 PM   #1
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Does the hot water tank need replaced

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Came home and found huge amount of warm water on the living room floor... Looks like it flowed from the corner where the kitchen counter and the desk area slide out almost connect... There was no water whatsoever, under the kitchen sink area at all... I have completely disconnected the water from the outside connection... Does this mean that the hot water tank need to be completely replaced or is it something else related to the hot water tank?

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Old 12-11-2021, 05:25 AM   #2
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Hard to say. Could be a busted water line, or tank leak. Needs more investigation. Can you get to, or at least see, the back of your water heater from the basement?
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Old 12-11-2021, 06:19 AM   #3
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Was there any water outside the rig by the heater?

We had the pressure relief valve release (had to be repoaced as it wouldn't reset) and as the water flooded the metal enclosure (inside the cover) water infiltrated to the floor of our pantry. Apparently thru the opening where the anode screws in - there are perforations there and the water built up inside the cover until it reached the vent slots. I, eventually, awoke to the sound and thought it was coming from the pantry and found the floor wet. Walked out the door and the ground under our rig was wet (no one elses was) and shut water off. It was pouring out of the seams and vent slots. Replaced the pressure relief valve and has been fine since. Much drying of the floor and fans blowing followed.
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Old 12-11-2021, 01:31 PM   #4
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That happened in our '09 and the bottom of the HWH had rusted and the water was coming out onto the carpet. Replacing the tank is not too difficult and takes about an hour.
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Old 12-11-2021, 08:15 PM   #5
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Your water heater is below the floor level, so it's likely that the water is coming from another location. I had to replace our water heater about five years ago, due to a leaking tank, and the water went down, not up.
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