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Water Leak
« on: April 03, 2011, 05:21:26 pm »
FYI, if you ever notice water suddenly appearing on your floor and you can't find a leaking pipe, check your hot water tank.  While getting ready for our next trip, I found water on the newly installed laminate flooring.  Fearing a leak from a frozen pipe over the winter, I checked the pipes and flooring under the bed, in the bathroom, and under the sink.  I found wet sawdust along the wall under the sink by the by-pass valves, but couldn't find any leaking pipes or leaks from the faucet.  So I removed the partial wall and floor shelf where the factory installs the coffee pot, and found the top and bottom connections on the hot water tank were leaking.  At first I thought the "plastic" elbows were leaking, but on further inspection found the leaks were coming through the pipe dope.  I cleaned off the pipe compound and used teflon tape, and the leaks stopped.  Probably just a freak thing, but something to keep in mind just in case.

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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 10:54:31 pm »
The reason I purchased and installed these Water Alarms. They are easy to install and the 9V battery should last awhile.

http://phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php?topic=404.0
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Re: Water Leak
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 06:42:00 am »
Thanks for the "Head's Up".

It is nice to know the floor is protected under there with the linoleum.  Small leaks caught quickly does no damage.
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