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Old 11-13-2016, 10:46 AM
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Strange water leak

Has anyone ever seen something like this happen to a plastic fitting, this was in the water inlet to my water heater with a plastic pex fitting attracted to it.

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Old 11-13-2016, 11:47 AM
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It looks like the one side either wore away from friction or melted a bit. I have not seen this before.
 
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:52 AM
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There was no sighs of any pieces in the pex fitting and I didn't notice a leak until yesterday but it has been leaking for a few days, one good thing is we are in the desert so everything is drying put fast.

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Old 11-13-2016, 02:16 PM
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Haven't seen it before. The only thing I just now at the tank are brass back check valves. If the internals are not necessary because of shut offs on the pex, I gut them.

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Old 11-13-2016, 02:35 PM
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My tank is steel with no brass fittings anywhere and the end that is bad went into the plastic pex fitting. When I get to Yuma and have time I'm going to change the top fitting, I want to do it the morning and not late on a Saturday afternoon in case I run into problems.

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Denny,

I just always replace anything screwed into the tank with brass. I have had problem with those little plastic nipples leaking, so I just don't mess with them.

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Old 11-13-2016, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by RV_Tech View Post
Denny,

I just always replace anything screwed into the tank with brass. I have had problem with those little plastic nipples leaking, so I just don't mess with them.

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I tried to use brass but late in the day all the brass ones were to short or to long so I bought a plastic one.

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makes me wonder if checking this area is something to add to the checks?


I always, every few days, open the basement and take visual at the water connections but not the access area for the heater.
 
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Usually the leaks I see there are more common on units with considerable age and it depends on what has been used at the tank. I have the most trouble with that nipple that Denny included in his post. Even when I am installing a new one, sometimes I just can't get them to seal, so I just stopped using them at all.

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Originally Posted by senix View Post
makes me wonder if checking this area is something to add to the checks?


I always, every few days, open the basement and take visual at the water connections but not the access area for the heater.
I started looking for the leak when I found water in the basement, access to my water heater isn't easy because I have to remove some panels under the sink. I also found that I couldn't turn the bottom bypass valve but after some creative cutting I can now turn it.

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