It takes only a few minutes but most homeowners don’t know to do it. A brief inspection of your water heater pipes can reveal an obvious trouble-sign and possibly a significant problem. A quick look will show if there is corrosion on the pipes connected to the top of your water heater.
A Common Situation
Many water heaters develop leaks at the pipe connections on top. Manufacturers usually provide two special steel pipe fittings that are threaded into the top of the steel tank. It’s typical for steel water heater tanks to have the cold water inlet pipe and the hot water outlet pipe connected to these fittings using copper fittings and pipes.