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Category: Plumbing
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Experience:  Plumber at performance plumbing and heating
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My name is joy. We just returned from a week away, turned up

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Customer: Hi, my name is ***** ***** just returned from a week away, turned up the hot water heater setting from vacation to the usual setting. After an hour or so there was a popping sound and a small amount of water in the pan under the heater.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Not really. the drain pipe attached to the pop off valve feels damp at the bottom. There is very little water in the pan. Doesn't seem to be getting worse.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Daniel Plourde replied 1 year ago.

Hi i am dan. I can help you with this. What you have described is most likely condisation building up on the inside of the heater and then dripping down on the burner. It is normal for a heater to do that from a cold start. It should do it at first and after it returns to normal operations it should not happen again.

Expert:  Daniel Plourde replied 1 year ago.

hi, did you have any more questions about this or is it all set?