Re: Water Heater Help
8 months old? Was it out of warranty already?
Maybe there was or still a problem somewhere else.
Did you do all this before you changed out the T&P?
(1) the thermostat is bad and overheating the water. (2) The water has trurned to steam and opened up the valve as a safety measure. or (3) The spring inside the T&P valve has weakened and pressure is forcing the water out. Try this. Squirt some WD40 on the stem and work the lever up and down. If it somehow opened up and is binding that should allow it to seat properly. Check the tube for any leakage. If it still leaks and the water seems overly hot shut the electricity off to the heater and call in outside help. If it still leaks and the temperture's normal then replace the T&P valve.