|Posted by Bud..Suncoast Plumbing on May 08, 1998 at 17:31:34:|
|In response to Re: Gas Hot Water Heater problem|
Jeff: Gas water heaters are capable of heating water much more rapidly than their electric counterparts. If you are experiencing a shortage of hot water from this heater, something is obviously wrong. You mentioned in your post that this was a new home (if the water heater is also new and is warranty, refer it to the installer.)
Gas water heaters don't have elements like electrical ones, but have a burner at the base of the tank.
If your thermostat is set at 130-140 degrees, you should have enough water to take in laundry, and still take several average showers. Is there any chance of a leak in a hot water line or appliance that is siphoning off the hot water as rapidly as it is being made? Lots of luck...Bud
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