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    Slight Heater Leak on Statup

    Just opened my pool this weekend and got everything ready to go. Water temp was 52 and turned the heater on. I noticed the first half hour or so there was water leaking from the bottom of the heater. Could this be condensation? Is it a big deal? The heater has been going for about 20 hours and has not dripped apart from that first half hour. I'm a bit paranoid since I had to replace a 3 year old heater last summer. This one might have been operational now for 2 months.
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    Re: Slight Heater Leak on Statup

    It could very well be condensation. Is it humid where you are? Does a glass of ice water start sweating if it's not in the sun?

    I recall some warnings about it in this recent thread: extending-the-range-of-my-heater-so-it-controls-down-to-50f-t55157.html?hilit=condensation
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    Re: Slight Heater Leak on Statup

    I did the glass with ice test and no condensation. Any other ideas what the issue could have been? Is it bad news if you ever see the exhaust cloud on startup?
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    Re: Slight Heater Leak on Statup

    Quote Originally Posted by jonmar
    I did the glass with ice test and no condensation. Any other ideas what the issue could have been? Is it bad news if you ever see the exhaust cloud on startup?
    Maybe, but what heater is it that you have?
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    Re: Slight Heater Leak on Statup

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonmar
    I did the glass with ice test and no condensation. Any other ideas what the issue could have been? Is it bad news if you ever see the exhaust cloud on startup?
    Maybe, but what heater is it that you have?
    I've got a Hayward H 250 Lo Nox. There haven't been any drips or drops since I first posted.
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