replacing hot water tap washers

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      Avatar photoMasterPlumbers

        I have a dripping hot water tap and was going to change the washers. I turned off the water mains and then turned on the hot water tap. I could hear a very loud thumping coming from the water heater. I turned the tap off and it stopped. Sufice to say, I didn’t do anything else after that except turn the water mains back on. The hot water service is a Rheem, gas and is about 15 years old. Any help is much appreciated.

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        Avatar photoSylvanLMP

          I hope the “taps” are at a higher elevation than the H/W heater. You certainly wouldnt want to syphon the tank out and have it fire up.

          Beides changing the washers check the faucet seats. Good luck

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          Avatar photoGuest

            Thanks for the reply. I tried it again and it did the same thing. I’ll be calling my local plumber for this.

            Thanks again

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