I bought a house and I have a leaking hot water heater (appliance is from 2001). I'd say it fills up an 8 ounce cup after two hot 10-15 minute showers. I had a plumber come out and he replaced the value: After a week it started leaking again. My dad came over and came up with the idea of cutting off the overflow pvc pipe from the water heater and redirecting it to the sump pump line (marked in rectangles below)
It makes sense to me - if its leaking water, redirect the water to the sump pump. I am trying to figure out if
- This is a huge mistake and I shouldn't do it because we are not thinking of something
- Would my water bill increase because I'd still be wasting more water than usual? I'd imagine an extra say 2 cups a day isn't that much in the grand scheme.
I figure if we replaced the water heater down the raod, we would have the undo what the PVC that we add, but that shouldn't be an issue.