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My overflow pipe from my water heater is gushing water

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constantly and wont stop -...
My overflow pipe from my water heater is gushing water constantly and wont stop - it's been a couple of hours now... its cool water but gushing. How do I stop this? Can I turn off the water main or does that cause pressure?
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There's a shut off, or there should be, on the cold water line into the tank. If not or if it doesn't work then close the main water shut off. Be aware that the water will continue to run for a few minutes even after you shut it off until the pressure dissipates

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