water heater

  1. Caryncbreeef

    Floor Drain question / WH proximity to Subpanel question

    Hello folks, after three long years getting ready to finish this project. I’ll try to make this simple and clear. Installing a Rheem Proterra 50 gallon Hybrid WH. With regards to subpanel, i have 28” from corner of utility room (where plumbing is) to RH of Subpanel. Code seems to say I need...
  2. R

    Need Info About Water Heater Cost

    I am buying a mobile and swapping out the original water heater to replace it with another. I was told that the water heater that is being taken out is a very good water heater. Therefore, I think that I can resell it since it is brand new. However, I cannot find a price for it on the...
  3. Moses Blumenstiel

    Dented Water Heater

    Brought this Rheem water heater home yesterday, unboxed it and saw this dent. It's at the very bottom on the seam in the rear and is indented about 1". Is it ok to install it?
  4. Terry

    Pulling and replacing old water heaters

    Pulling and replacing old water heaters. You never know how old the water heater is going to be when you get "the call". In condominiums, many want replacement at 10 years to prevent water damage by a failed water heater. If you get ten years without a problem, you done well. And the neighbors...
  5. Tomject

    Heat pump water heater not quite warm enough in winter

    We've got a 100+ year old house in Portland Oregon, it has a 50G hybrid heat pump water heater in the unfinished but warm basement. We have 2-4 people living here. During winter months we've found it often doesn't get warm enough water to the 2nd floor shower. In the summer, there are times...
  6. Blooboyd

    New Electric Water Heater Install - Tight Space??

    Hello All, Need water heater replaced. Looking to change out old Whirlpool 30-gallon to State 50-Gallon. However, want to make sure space/safety will not be an issue... I have a basement ‘furnace room’ that’s about 9’ X 10’ that houses an oil furnace, (100 gallon?) oil tank, and current...
  7. Terry

    Have I been installing tank water heaters wrong?

    Have I been installing tank water heaters wrong? Does this installation seem a little odd to others?
  8. DaisyNH

    T&P valve and Drain dripping after Drain and Flush the water heater

    Hello, today I was trying to drain and flush the 10year old water heater for maintenance. Here are the steps I followed after I checking out the instruction videos on YouTube: 1. Shut off gas valve, turn the knob to off. 2. Close the cold water valve on the heater water 3. Connect a garden hose...
  9. Dappropsllc

    Do indoor tankless water heater prone to freeze?

    For indoor tankless waler heater, does it need insulation?
  10. EggMcMuffin

    Water Heater Outlet Nipple - Unsure if leaking

    I'm unsure if there's a drip leak at the water heater outlet to nipple connection of my Bradford White gas water heater. I used 3.5 wraps of Megatape on the threads with a light to moderate amount of Rectorseal 5. It's impossible to see without removing the top cover. I just replaced the...
  11. Borisj

    Do I need 12” vertical brass stubs on this Rheem Water Heater?

    Hello, I’m installing a Rheem Marathon 50-gal water heater, in a 2nd floor, where it’ll service only the 1st floor (so it kinda has a “built in” heat trap since the pipe only goes down). Been trying to contact Rheem for 2 weeks with no response. There’s no code official here for me to ask either...
  12. Saint7

    Leaking portable water expansion tank

    Hello, I have a portable water expansion tank, and it is leaking at the blue tip. I’m assuming it’s done for good due to corrosion. However, I don't know what to do other than to use the main water shut-off valve to stop it from leaking drastically. It has two valves connected on top of the...
  13. Scott Baxla

    T & P valve on water heater blowing

    A friend's water system has been working fine for at least 10 years. This week the T & P valve on the hot water heater started leaking. (Mounted on the top of the tank - don't have to drain tank to replace it.) My first suspicion was bad T & P release valve, so I replaced it. The new one did...
  14. Jthayer92

    White Rodgers gas valve thermal cutoff switch wiring!!

    I had a white rodger water heater gas control valve go bad i ordered what i thought to be the same valve but when i recieved it i noticed it does not have the 2 wires that run to the thermal cutoff switch like the previous one! aside from the missing wires the valve is identical! Is there some...
  15. Donnybrook

    Bradford White Water heater elements

    My electric hot water heater stopped working over the weekend. It's a Bradford White RE350S6. It was installed new in 2017 as part of our new home build. I did some troubleshooting and determined the lower heating element was bad. I looked up the part number to be replaced 415-48642-00...
  16. TheOverThinker

    Single Shower Tankless for 3/4" Existing Gas Connection? Small apartment tankless?

    Is there an available low BTU tankless or hybrid tank/tankless unit suitable for retrofit applications in apartments, with existing 3/4" gas service? These apartments typically have a single bath with a single shower, and then a kitchen sink. Maybe a dishwasher (which could be plumbed to...
  17. Justfixit

    New 50 Gallon Rheem Backdrafting

    Hello, I installed a new Rheem 50 gallon natural gas water heater to replace my old Rheem 50 gallon. I noticed after it ran for probably a half-hour the plastic trim pieces around the water lines was melting. The vent is very simple just an elbow on about a 45 then straight out the block wall...
  18. Justfixit

    Replacement Water Heater Gas Valve

    I installed a new Rheem water heater in my house. There was a problem with the gas valve leaking gas right away. My question is can I replace the valve with another just like it if the water column is the same? I have several other gas valves just not one with that exact number on it. They said...
  19. Girafdaniels

    Venting/BackDraft on Rheem Water Heater?

    My carbon monoxide detector went off recently, so I had the gas company out to test levels at our only gas appliances -- 38000 BTU Rheem* water heater and 80% efficient 88000 BTU furnace sharing flue venting. The gas company measured 45 ppm CO at the top of the unit when it was kicked on (and...
  20. Justfixit

    What happened to this water heater?

    This 40 gal. electric Rheem water heater is only 4 years old. They called me because the tank was leaking. I've never seen one look like this. The lower element and thermostat almost look like they were on fire but the wires weren't burned at all. Can't tell if it's just from the water or if it...
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