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Why do I get water from the showers in both bathrooms when I…

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Why do I get water from the showers in both bathrooms when I turn the hot water off to the water heater?

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

You're not really a plumber are you? I just bought an older house. The water heater has a slowly dripping relief valve. I want to replace it. So I set out to turn of the breaker (its' elec), then shut the water off and drain it. Then, since i was in the basement, with open pipes, I could hear the water running. both the first and second floor showers were running a small stream amount of water.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes, I plan on doing the work myself.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Not that I am aware of.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Hmm, i didn't measure it. It is at my rental property, not home where I am now. It was more than a trickle, but much less than full volume.
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