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Old 05-06-2018, 03:32 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on leaky water heater

Getting the Jay Feather 19 XUD ready to take out after the winter, our water heater leaked inside the trailer. We didn't need to mop the floor. 😂
After looking at all the connections for hot and cold water, I think the leak is at the pressure relief valve, runs down the inside and floods the trailer. We got cold water for this trip by bypassing the water heater and haven't had a problem.
Any thoughts on this?
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Old 05-06-2018, 03:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to JOF

You may want to review the following recent JOF link on the same subject, it may provide some insight.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...a-56438-2.html

I'm sure others will chime in with additional responses.

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Just open the pressure release valve a couple times and it might settle, otherwise replace it.
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Just open the pressure release valve a couple times and it might settle, otherwise replace it.
Yes! If it still leaks, cycle the valve a few times by hand and tap the valve stem gently with a hammer to seat it. Next chance you get, replace it.

Read the OP post again. My relief valve will drain out the external hatch, no path for water to get in the TT. Check the source, are you sure it’s the relief valve?
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Yes! If it still leaks, cycle the valve a few times by hand and tap the valve stem gently with a hammer to seat it. Next chance you get, replace it.

Read the OP post again. My relief valve will drain out the external hatch, no path for water to get in the TT. Check the source, are you sure it’s the relief valve?
If the pressure relief is leaking, first do as Redhorse says. Sometimes they do need to replaced.

Can you post an image of what you are thinking is the pressure relief, as it is outside the TT. If you are getting water inside the TT, from the outside of the water heater compartment, you need to check the caulking all the way around the water heater, as it should not be leaking in past the caulking.
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Picture of TPV that I think is leaking

Here are pictures of the pressure release valve. As I was filling the heater tank, water did not come out of the spout, it came out behind the foam ring. See my picture with the finger point. It also (we later found) flooded the inside.
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Guess I forgot to �� in the picture.
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