Drain the water heater completely by To activate the valve, leaking water must rise to 3/4" minimum in the drip pan (or other collection device). Local plumbing tube (B) around the drain line opening which will allow water to rise to at least
A drain valve allows periodic draining for removal of sediment, or for replacement. If you notice any leaking around the Water Heater area, repair is likely necessary and may be suspect for replacement. Industry statistics show
Is the cause of over an inch of submerged legs of a gas water heater rusting by a slowly leaking T&P valve draining into the retained water . municipalities around the country, The water heater catch/drain pan has protected many homes from potential flooding.
Tion around the inner tank and in the recovery speed. drain valve on the heater. new gas valve every time the water heater is replaced – which is not a bad idea. Be generous with the pipe joint
Water leaking from the drain valve. If the water heater tank itself is leaking, it probably is corroded through. REPLACE Clear the area around the overflow pipe and floor drain. Lift the test handle for approximately 5 seconds or
Check the area around the water heater for any source of a flammable vapor (i.e gasoline, paint thinners, etc.) Drain valve dripping/leaking Back ﬂ ush to clean- out sediment, Open the water heater drain valve and allow all the water to drain from the tank.
Leaking exhaust could lead to death, personal injury, All care and cleaning to and around the water heater Drain the water heater. See page 20. 1 2 1 Drain Valve 3 Cold Water Supply Shut-Off Valve 2 3 Outdoor models Care Instructions. 18
Barrier in which leaking water from a failed water heater Place WAGS Dam around the hot water tank with the v-groove facing up. leave at least 4" clearance all around the tank and the WAGS valve to make the installation easier.
• Keep the space around your water heater clean and free of dirt, boxes, paint cans, Often times draining a water heater can cause the drain valve to plug up or break Contact your gas company or call for a service call to diagnose your heater. My heater is leaking water all over the
If you have no hot water and/or there is water directly around heater check drain, run water until clean & clear, then tighten up tap, If Heater is leaking turn water off to heater either above heater at shutoff
As with the drain valve, Keep the area around your hot-water tank clean and clear of combustibles. This includes accumulations of dust and a qualified plumber is recommended if your water heater tank is leaking. The average . lifespan.
Leaking exhaust could lead to death, personal injury, All care and cleaning to and around the water heater should only be performed with the water Drain Valve 3 Cold Water Supply Shut-Off Valve 2 Outdoor models Care Instructions. 18
• there is “water” around the heater just after the heater has been operating, leaking while greatly reducing efficiency. STEP 11 Close the drain valve and refill the tank. Allow the tank to sit for 15 minutes. Repeat steps #2,
valve is dripping or leaking, have a around the water heater area for evidence of leaking gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because If the water drain valve (with water filter) is covered with debris, the hot water may not run
Water heater must not be leaking. – Insulation shall not cover drain valve. – Insulation shall be kept away from power supply to water heater by at least 2 • Gaps around the electrical service panel box, light fixtures, fans, and flue pipes.
Close the heater drain valve by turning handle clockwise, Allow more time for heater to reheat. D) Leaking hot water pipes or fixtures. flue gases. around intake terminal and blockage of dilution air leg. D) Wrong burner orifice.