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I am really freaked out! My water heater is making a knocking noise.
Does it sound like a drum? Maybe it could be your musical accompaniment.
Yeah, oh I just love it. Seriously, what could be causing it?
I think that some of the things that can be causing it is a calcium build up in the heater.
Oh yeah? Got Milk?
Over time calcium deposits in the heater can build up and cause a knocking noise.
What is the soluton?
Well first of all is your heater electric or gas?
That is a bit more complicated. With Gas all you have to to do is turn it off nd let the
water drain out.
with an electric heater you need to first make sure that the circuit is turned off.
Go to the breaker panel and make sure that you have thepower turned off to the unit.
You then need to make sure that all the water is turned off to the home.
At that point you will get a bucket and drain the heater. Make sure all of the old water
is out of the heater.
At that point you should use a shop vac to clean the spout and mop up any dripping water.
Turn the water heater on and let it slowly fill.
Ok Fred, I am taking notes. You are a real Mr. Plumber type aren't ya?
More like an electrician however to continue listen up.
Turn on a small outside spigot, and make sure that the water supply in the heaetr gets to
a steady and constant pressure.
When it does make sure that that everything looks good to go, let it warm for a bit.
That sounds easy enough even I could do it.
Yep, but the sad part is you will have to find other musical accompaniment.