Re: Rheem Hot Water Heater - Burner Can't Stay Lit
Posted by CEA on January 21, 2004 at 19:15:25:
In response to Re: Rheem Hot Water Heater - Burner Can't Stay Lit
I agree with the earlier responder that it sounds like a pressure or gas flow issue, which could be from crud in the line or connector.

Does the heater has a drip trap (a 6" vertical dead-end stub of pipe with a cap on the bottom) in the gas inlet line? Some areas have issues with moisture in the gas, which these traps are designed to accumulate. You can try shutting off the gas to the fixture and uncapping the drip trap to drain it. (Use teflon tape or pipe dope when you re-cap it so it doesn't leak!)




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