Can't find leak think its a hole in tank

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Can I use boiler sealer in my water heater

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  1. Mar 28, 2019 #1

    Gage Lamar

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    Can't afford new water heater
     
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    temp fix, find the hole
    drive a piece of wood in it till........................
     
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    What if I hook drain to hot outlet of tank to the drain then open drain and circulate water in tank for a while then flush the tank a few times
     
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    Never seen someone so deadset on poisoning themself
     
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    If the tank is leaking it won't be long till it turns into a flood! There is no way to fix a leak in a hot water heater. You should make sure it is the tank and not a fitting on top. How much could you afford? Here is an electric water heater for $190.
    https://www.menards.com/main/plumbi...640-c-8690.htm?tid=9159118495454750442&ipos=1
    You don't have Menards in NC so you would have to pay shipping.
    Home Depot has this one for $320
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rheem-P...ric-Tank-Water-Heater-XE40M06ST45U1/205810725
    Add at least $50 for plumbing fittings.
    You will have to pickup and install yourself or find someone willing to help you.
     

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