Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
If you've found help here, check back in to let us know how everything worked out.
It's a great way to thank those who helped you.
Hot gas flex on water heater
I went on a estimate today and encountered a situation that I have never run across before. The customer has a 40 gallon LP ( propane) AO Smith water heater installed in 1998. The call was regarding a hot to the touch stainless steel gas flex. I have to admit, I thought the homeowner was one of the wackos that we all occasionally get. I went to the home and felt the stainless steel gas flex and it actually was so hot it gave me a blister! I then felt the brass gas valve and it was cool to the touch as was the main gas valve on the water heater itself. I have been in the business over 20 years and have never come across this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks