B ANODE C HOT WATER OUTLET D OUTLET (115 V. AC) E FLUE BAFFLE F GAS SUPPLY be taken to maintain adequate ventilation around the outlet terminal. Allow more time for heater to reheat. D) Leaking hot water pipes or fixtures.
HOT WATER O UTLET TPR VALVE ANODE THERMOSTAT If you notice any leaking around the Water Heater area,repair is likely necessary and may be suspect for replacement. Industry statistics show that the average water heater lasts 12 years.
• there is “water” around the heater just after the heater has been operating, 1 Turn off the heater. 2 Remove the anode. 3 Flush the tank thoroughly with water. LEAKING TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE
Solar Water Heater User Manual Active anode helps to clear the water in the tank. f. Device 5 This is for T/P VALVE; Hot water is not leaking from within the plumbing system. 4) Booster switch and/or time switch are turned ON. 5)
leaking faucets, and malfunctioning mixing valves on the toilets. the anode rod. have to flush the water heater 1-2 times per year. If you have never done this, the drain valve may already be plugged shut.
Copyright© by American Water Heater Company 2006. All rights reserved. One way around the problem is to isolate the hard-water lines connecting to the cold sides of the kitchen anode rods in water heaters.
Pressure to prevent any water from leaking out of the pipes while making the water heater by turning off the gas per the instructions listed in this manual or A combination sacrificial anode rod/hot water outlet nipple has been installed
Tank, make sure your anode rod is still there, and replace it when needed. The anode is screwed into the top of the tank If you notice any leaking around the Water Heater area, repair is likely necessary and may be suspect for replacement.
Before lighting, smell all around the appliance area for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor. pressure to prevent any water from leaking out of the pipes while making the Magnesium Anode-Hot Water Outlet 20. Heater Leg 7. Dip Tube-Cold Water Inlet 21. Thermocouple Lead
Insurance companies around the country and identified key Proper maintenance includes inspecting the water heater’s anode rod, a device installed to help prevent tank IBHS found that 69% of the time leaking or bursting tanks were the cause of the failures.
Residential Water Heater Safety . The anode is a magnesium or aluminum rod which is Finally, a qualified plumber is recommended if your water heater tank is leaking. The average . lifespan. of both electric and gas water heaters is .
There is “water” around the heater just after the heater has been operating, leaking while greatly reducing efficiency. 1 Turn off the heater. 2 Remove the anode. 3 Flush the tank thoroughly with water.
FOR NON GLASS-LINED TANKS, CONSULT WATER HEATER MANUFACTURER Anode deterioration depends on water conductivity, not necessarily water condition. A corroded or pitted anode rod and around the flue bottoms to help speed up cleaning
Companies around the country revealed: Water heater failures are one of the top five sources of residential water losses. This is true since the majority of water heater failures involve leaking or bursting, usually as Replacing the worn anode rod will allow the new rod to continue to
leaking gas. Before lighting, smell all around the appliance area for gas. pressure to prevent any water from leaking out of the pipes while making the Magnesium Anode-Hot Water Outlet 20. Heater Leg 7. Dip Tube-Cold Water Inlet 21. Thermocouple Lead
anode rod is failing (anode rods dissolve slowly to prevent rusting in the tank). Problem: Leaking Water Around Base of Heater . Possible causes could be a faulty . T&P (temperature and pressure) relief valve, a T&P valve leak due to excessive
around the base of the water heater. Is the water collecting immediately below the T&P discharge tube? Yes No A leaking water heater would always have water on the Check the wells of the anode rod, cold water inlet nipple and hot water outlet
IMPORTANT: Before performing any test, check the area around the water heater for any source of a flammable vapor (i.e gasoline, paint thinners, etc.) *The anode rod ﬁ tting may be leaking. D. Small amounts of water from temperature-pressure
• If your water heater is leaking, you need to replace it. and inspecting the anode rod every three to This will save you around 4 to 9 percent in water heating costs. If you don’t know your water tank’s R-value,
• Keep the space around your water heater clean and free of dirt, boxes, paint cans, Replacing the magnesium anode rod with an aluminum anode may minimize the Contact your gas company or call for a service call to diagnose your heater. My heater is leaking water all over the floor?