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Thread: Rubber Seals Getting Melty on Gas Water Heater

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    Rubber Seals Getting Melty on Gas Water Heater

    See attached photo - these rubber seals around the vent on my gas water heater have partially melted. I noticed it the other day, not sure how long it has been this way. I also noticed condensation around the pipe going into the heater. What might be happening here?


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    Hot Flue gases spilling out of draft diverter. Need a technician to verify proper draft and inspect flue system.

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    Bellevue, Washington, United States
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    Turn it off immediately. Your water heater is back drafting which is a huge hazard.

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