GE38S06AAG Cold Water Input Pipe From Tank Leak

Goslats

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The pipe that goes directly into the tank and sticks out about 3" has sprung a pinhole leak. Is that a pipe that can be replaced? Thanks!
 

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It might be easier to fix it than replace it if it's just a pin hole leak.
 

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Take a digital photo of that pipe and upload it here, we need to see it.

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I know what piece you're referring to but anything below the nipple can't be replaced. On the "out" side of the tank the nipple screws into the tank and that can be replaced. On the water "in" side the nipple is connected to a copper line going into the tank. That piece cannot be replaced.
 

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The hole is in the pipe between the blue ring and the lower pink tape. The pipe goes directly into the tank.

Can take another pic or try to be more descriptive if not clear. Thanks
 

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I believe it's part of the water heater. You can try unscrewing it and see if it comes out.
 

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Yes, I agree with Rick, that's the water heater piping coming out of the water heater that's connecting to your coupler. If you have a pinhole leak from the pipe coming out of the water heater, you'd need a new water heater.

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Would a propane torch and solder be able to patch it up....or would it probably just leak somewhere else soon?
 

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I don't know I've never tried that, Rick may know.

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You know....it hasn't leaked for about 10 days now. I've turned it off at the spicket/spigot usually after using hot water but the towel at the spot has been completely dry. I know this doesn't mean...problem solved...but it has given me time to try and fix. Still need ideas of repair if possible before replacing whole unit. Thanks
 

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Still need ideas of repair if possible before replacing whole unit.
I don't think you have much of a choice unless the piece comes out of the tank. I don't think it does.
 

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Rick, I know you're right and this is June 25th towel is still dry......and i KNOW/.~ Time is not on my side./~ Almost sounds like an old Rolling Stones tune LOL
 
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