When it rains it... well OK this one is not rain related, but DW has commented that the storage cabinet under the stove has been damp/wet.
Too warm now for condensation so I emptied everything and mopped up (maybe 1/4 tsp) of water and began checking the water lines.
has all very well color coded and turns out the blue = cold input to the water heater is leaking at a line connector of some sort.
I say some sort since I do not recognize how it may work.
Only dripping a drop or two at a time. There is a collar thing (OK not very scientific description) but it snaps off. It is a 3/4 round piece that has a tab facing inward and two arrows On & Off each pointing 180 degrees opposite. I turned off the water out side (Oh yep the demand water pump does work w/o pressure) and turned this to OFF to see if the hoses would separate. I was wondering what type of seal they have.
Likely this is some sort of on-off valve and not a connector as such?
The hoses to not turn with gentle pressure nor pull apart. I snapped the collar back on and moved to the ON position. Seems still a drop or two of water forms there.
I do not want to gunk it up with silicon the bane of many plumbing issues, so thought about a low pressure fix with black tightly wound electrical
tape. This usually seals low pressure drips and is easily removed if need be.
I found a Surbuban WH install PDF on line, but it does not have details on the water line per se.
Any clues/help out there before I do something dumb?
About to Trundle down to talk to Bob, but will check back for other input.