Water heater entraining water in exhaust flue
August 18, 2011 5:29 PM Subscribe
Why is my water heater not working, and why is it throwing out exhaust gas entrained with cold water?
posted by drollix to home & garden (3 answers total)
My rental water heater stopped heating water this morning. But it also started making a loud gushing noise, which I discovered to be due to cold water entrained in rushing gas (air?) going out through the exhaust flue vent.
My question is if the heater is not working, where does the exhaust gas come from? and why is it entraining so much water?
My landlord is going to call the plumber, but meanwhile I'm hoping for an answer so as to make sure nothing blows up (or my water bill doesn't kill me).