Hot water tank leaking from bottom with rust?

Old 05-12-17, 04:52 AM
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Hot water tank leaking from bottom with rust?

So I went downstairs and noticed a leak coming from my water tank. It's not even 3 years old. In the water there seems to be rust. Any ideas what I should do?
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Old 05-12-17, 06:19 AM
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Check to be sure that the leak isn't from the inlet or outlet pipe/connection and running down through the tank insulation to the floor. Or, maybe the T&P relief valve is leaking (since it is located directly above the leak). If, indeed, the tank itself is leaking, it is shot and will have to be replaced.

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