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I have a L10 water heater. Water leaks at the drain valve.

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I have a L10 water heater. Water leaks at the drain valve. The ribbed brass cylindrical stem was removed during the winter; on screwing it back in, water leaks. I think it originally had a little gasket. How do I get a replacment stem?
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: We just started up again. Not severe, just drips. Unit is functional.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: All I need is the new stem to screw in.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 2 months ago.

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The short answer is you you can't get a replacement stem. You either put a hose cap on the end of the drain or you replace the entire drain valve.