Re: Shocking Water
Absolutely, call an electrician. You have a hazardous condition that could result in electrocution.
For some reason you have stray voltage in your plumbing. There are many potential causes, too many to speculate on here.
You may also have a faulty electric water heater. It may be possible that one of the elements has ruptured, allowing the water to become energized. If the lower element has failed in this manner, only the top element may be working, resulting in only a few gallons of hot water. Turn off the water heater and see if the "shocking" problem goes away. If so, inspect the elements and replace if necessary. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, consider replacing the entire unit.
Last edited by Fencepost; 06-12-2012 at 05:22 PM.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.