My water heater leaks small amount gas, a technician came to my house yesterday, he used “ bubble leak locator “ to find that the gas is leaking around a nut which under the water heater’s pilot. He used a wrench to tighten the nut and tested again, it is looks the
Problem was solved . He charged $200.00. He also said if the problem happens again, probably I need to buy a new water heater because replacing a whole pilot will be cast about $400.
I used the leak locator to test it again yesterday evening; I still can find some active bubbles around the nut. So I called him. He said he will come to my house tomorrow. Now I have two questions here.
Maybe have no other good way to solve this problem).
Can I use some “Tub & Tile Adhesive Caulk “, or glue or gas tape to prevent the leaking gas? (I believe this kind of leaking is very small and also the technician
A friend of mine told me that small amount of leaking gas doesn’t matter,
because the only danger of leaking gas is its very high concentration, and actually house also leaks air so it would be very difficult to reach the gas explosion point. According to him, I don’t need too worry about.
Is his point of view correct? What should I need to do with this situation?
Any comment will be appreciated.