Is it normal to smell gas from a tankless water heater?
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Considering this, why does my tankless water heater smell?
The most common odor problem from water heaters is a rotten egg smell that comes out of your faucets and fixtures when running water. This smell is typically caused by sulfate bacteria that can develop within the tank. The soft water breaks down the magnesium and creates sulfate gas within the water heater.
One may also ask, can a water heater leak gas? Gas leak – If gas is leaking in or around your water heater, the small ignition flame can ignite the gas, causing a catastrophic explosion. Water pressure – As water is heated, pressure builds inside the tank. Normally, your water heater shuts off or releases the built-up pressure through a safety valve.
Also, should I be able to smell gas from my water heater?
The short answer is, “No.” The chemical mercaptan is added to natural gas to better detect when a leak is occurring. This chemical has a distinct smell and is highly noticeable when a leak does exist.
Can you get carbon monoxide poisoning from a gas water heater?
A gas water heater that has been neglected, improperly installed or poorly vented could leak carbon monoxide, which can be downright deadly. Headache, dizziness, weakness and upset stomach are the most common signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.