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The boom was probably from delayed ignition.
If the water heater has been turned off you should be OK
The boom is an indication of a problem that needs to be addressed
it could be an indication that the tank has failed
but it is not an immediate safety issue if it has been turned off
What other signs should I look for to determine if the tank has failed.
There would be water showing under the tank or inside the combustion chamberthe water to the tank should be turned off too
dirty water is a sign of a tank that will fail soon if not already
There is no water in the pan and the unit looks new; however it is 11 years old.What is delayed ignition? Is that a gas problem or electric problem with tank?
Will I probably need to replace the entire tank and any idea how much that costs. I live in Louisiana.
gas water heaters (unless it's power vented) don't use electricity
an 11 year old tank is due to be replaced
delayed ignition is just what it sounds like, the gas igniting is delayed
Hah. You see how much I know. My husband died less than two years ago and he could fix anything. I am at a loss. So I will call a plumber Monday. thank you.
I am scared of gas so I am really worried but now that I know I am safe since it is off I can stop worrying.
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