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    Heater leaking

    Hey guys,

    So my heater is leaking from the "hose port"... Im calling it that because I cant think of anything else to call it and it looks like a hose would connect to it

    Its a pretty fast leak. No matter how much I tighten the bolt to the right of it, I can not stop or slow down the leak. The heater seems to work fine. Is there a way to cap this off and if so, would it cause any problems if I do? Thanks a million!

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    Re: Heater leaking

    That's called a hose "bib". Why, I have no idea.....sounds stupids.

    For less than $10 at any hardware store, you should be able to unscrew it right where it goes into the heater protrusion and replace it with a new one (the new one will even have a handle). Put a few wraps of teflon tape on it or some pipe sealant and enjoy your swim season.
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    Re: Heater leaking

    Awesome! OTW there now. Thanks a lot!!!
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    Re: Heater leaking

    You could also just pick up the rubber faucet washer part for cheap at a hardware or big box store.
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    Re: Heater leaking

    Thanks guys. I actually grabbed a hose cap for about $1.50 and capped it off.
    Ill switch out the entire thing soon. Really appreciate the help!!
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    Re: Heater leaking

    Actually that shouldn't be on your heater at all. I'm sure that it's used for draining the unit for winter but a hose bib isn't really the best thing to be used. A proper plug is a better choice.
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