I had both of my hot water heaters replaced about 18 months ago. They are in the garage. Today I went into the closet where they are stored and I noticed about an inch of water in the plastic tray under BOTH heaters. Is thisnin any was normal?
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Good news is they all have 5 to 10 year warranties on the tanks so if that is the issue, at least the heater itself is covered under warranty...labor, not so much.
It could be:
Leaking around heating element(electric heater)
Too much pressure causing T&P valve to release
Too much heat causing T&P valve to release
Faulty T&P valve
The addition of an expansion tank is a necessary item in this day and age. As the heater heats, pressure is created. If there is a check valve somewhere between your heater and the utility company's water main, there is nowhere for this pressure to be released causing the T&P valve to open so as to release the excessive pressure.
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Locate the leak first, it is not unusual to tie both tubs together to a single (clogged) drain so you may not have two leaks. I'm going to bet on a single leak from an installation issue - keep us posted
check it by pulling up on it. the tank may have too high of a setting for temp.
sometimes the relief valve blows and will show water. its doing its job but they can fail and get stuck with debris.
one big thing is type of water in your area.
St. louis we got some good sh!t here so tanks last along time, some use dielectric fittings i think they suck, the Galv. fitting will oxidize the iron pipe into the tank.
the best way is to go from the copper supply to brass then to the tank fittings.
the dielectric actually will oxidize inside and slow the supply water pressure, i have seen it many times and have spoke to many plumbers over the years about it.
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