Originally Posted by theluckyones
But upon our return, after turning on the water, the pilot light for the water heater, etc. it began to leak without our knowing.
The next morning my girlfriend noticed the valve above the temp control on our water heater was pouring water out. I understand this is not uncommon, but it would not stop coming out, at a significant rate and amount.
Oh boy! Oh boy! How disheartening about those new floors. OMG.
"my girlfriend noticed the valve above the temp control
on our water heater was pouring water out"
So here's my question:
Is this the high pressure valve that's leaking? (see attached image)
Can you please take a picture of the guilty valve and upload please so we can see. And also when you upload the photo give us context what we're looking at and where exactly it's located. If it is the high pressure valve then yes, they commonly malfunction and are easily replaceable from Home Depot.
JIC...To attach photos when you make a post:
Right below where you type your post/reply are "additional options". In that area there is a "attach files" section with a manage attachment button. Click that button and a little window will open up where you can find your photos, attach them, then click "upload". Then go back up to your post and click "Submit Reply". Your photos will then show up with your post.