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djohns
Re: Strange water heater problem .

He has a plumber coming out on Friday . I'll post back with the findings .

djohns
Re: Strange water heater problem .

Yep , that was the problem . :D

Re: Strange water heater problem .

i knew it...did his plumber know about the heat trap nipples..? or have to trouble shoot for hours

canuk
Re: Strange water heater problem .

Kudos to goldhiller for that direction.:cool:;)

djohns
Re: Strange water heater problem .
djrenek1 wrote:

i knew it...did his plumber know about the heat trap nipples..? or have to trouble shoot for hours

No , sounds like he knew what to try first .

Re: Strange water heater problem .
canuk wrote:

Kudos to goldhiller for that direction.:cool:;)

Goldhiller..??

canuk
Re: Strange water heater problem .
goldhiller wrote:

Fluttering check valve on the inlet pipe, perhaps.

Scroll 4/5ths of the way down this page.

http://www.plumbingsupply.com/hotwater.html

The heater in question may have an older ball type rather than a flapper type. More likely to make the noise you describe.

Yep..... goldhiller

Re: Strange water heater problem .
canuk wrote:

Yep..... goldhiller

didn't even look at that till now..

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