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    Jabr Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 6, 2018, 06:27 PM
    Hot water tank
    Can I still take a shower if my hot water tank is starting to leak
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    ma0641 Posts: 15,680, Reputation: 1012
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    Oct 7, 2018, 06:29 AM
    Sure. However you may not have hot water if the flame goes out. Get it fixed before you possibly flood the house.
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    talaniman Posts: 53,859, Reputation: 10852

    Oct 7, 2018, 07:37 AM
    You MIGHT get away with a HOT shower today, But tomorrows is not promised unless you FIX that leaking hot water heater. Leaks don't fix themselves and get worse, more expensive and possibly dangerous.

    I think I would make fixing the leak a priority over today's hot shower. I hate to be caught NAKED with soap in my eyes, if the small leak turns into a rupture.
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    Milo Dolezal Posts: 7,187, Reputation: 522
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    Oct 7, 2018, 11:12 PM
    It will get progressively worse. Deal with it in timely manner before it becomes an emergency


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