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      Avatar photoMasterPlumbers

        I have a hot water tank cascade 40
        about 4 feet tall electric got it with the house every time we do a
        lot of laundry say five loads and
        a shower we run out of hot water
        also we see on the floor some water
        This is an old tank more than 13
        years at least if more. It dose not have a relief valve on the top.
        there is a drain valve on the bottom with no cap. I pressume this is a check valve because water is not coming out in normal
        operations. My question is could the water be reliveing from this
        valve while the tank is trying to
        make of for the the demmand. At this piticular situation. by the the way the the water i find on the floor is cold. Other then the above situation the tank works fine
        any advice get a new tank check setting ect.The hot water tank is a Cascade 40 by John woods ltd.
        jwaa 525de ser.824546-8205

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        Avatar photofourth year

          From your description you are using way more hot water than an electric 40 gallon heater can deliver. If you actually do not have a relief valve then the heater is in an extremely unsafe condition. After that many years, I would replace the water heater with a 50 gallon model, and have it done by a licensed plumber in order to correct any possible code and safety violations.

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