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  • Water Heater making noises

    My water heater is making noises like water boiling or bubbling. Other than the noises the water heater works perfect. What could be the possible cause?

    Thanks,
    Jim

  • #2
    Re: Water Heater making noises

    Some questions-

    1. Well or city water?

    2. How hot is your water coming out of the heater?

    3. Gas or electic heater?

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    • #3
      Re: Water Heater making noises

      jim, typically on a gas heater, sediment has built up on the bottom of the tank.

      it's usually too late to flush it out as a homeowner.

      how old is it and do you flush it out on a yearly basis?

      the boiling is water droplets getting superheated between the hot steel tank and sediment. when you open a faucet and the pressure drops, you will get a louder rumbling noise as water boils at 212 with no pressure and higher at higher pressures.

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: Water Heater making noises

        Thanks for the replys, the water is well water with a gas water heater.

        Jim

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        • #5
          Re: Water Heater making noises

          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
          jim, typically on a gas heater, sediment has built up on the bottom of the tank.

          it's usually too late to flush it out as a homeowner.

          how old is it and do you flush it out on a yearly basis?

          the boiling is water droplets getting superheated between the hot steel tank and sediment. when you open a faucet and the pressure drops, you will get a louder rumbling noise as water boils at 212 with no pressure and higher at higher pressures.

          rick.
          This is the answer to your question

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          • #6
            Re: Water Heater making noises

            The guys are right and run her till she blows............................

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            • #7
              Re: Water Heater making noises

              It's the heat traps! I see it all the time or hear it i mean
              You can lose with me, but you can't win without me!.... PPI

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              • #8
                Re: Water Heater making noises

                Do you own any chickens?

                J.C.

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                • #9
                  Re: Water Heater making noises

                  Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                  Do you own any chickens?

                  J.C.
                  I do why?
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                  Last edited by NorthernIllinoisPlumber; 02-04-2009, 09:21 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Water Heater making noises

                    Had an electric that was Very Noisy (Lots of minerals )

                    AO Smith sent out sand Hogs solved the problem ...

                    I now tell all my customers "Noise" Is Not covered by warrenty !

                    Dave

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