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what causes a gas hot water heater to pop loud

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what causes a gas hot water heater to pop loud
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 5 years ago.

Rick the plumber :

Welcome to Just Answer, I will do my best to help you solve your problem

Rick the plumber :

Noises, based on someone's description, are very difficult to diagnose. Can you give me more details, like it eh pooping noise coming from inside the tank when the burner is running?

Rick the plumber :

or is it more of a bang when the burner comes on?

Rick the plumber :

neither?

JACUSTOMER-4ted1ylz- :

It is poping when the burner is on and running

Rick the plumber :

Ok, this is typically cause by mineral and/or sediment build up in the tank. It's not hazardous

JACUSTOMER-4ted1ylz- :

Is there anyithing I can do make it stop?

Rick the plumber :

You can try flushing the tank but if the tank is old and it's never been flushed, flushing it can hasten its demise

Rick the plumber :

do you want flushing instructions?

JACUSTOMER-4ted1ylz- :

Thanks , exit

Rick the plumber :

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