water heater

  1. Melissa2007B

    Figuring out a "point of use" water heater for my Aprilaire 360 humidifier

    We're in Denver and have had the Aprilaire 360 in the wall of the laundry room, humidifying the whole house, since 2005. It's even running now, as we have asthma and use it all year, due to the dryness here. It's a great unit, but it causes "stacking" in the gas water heater and we've already...
  2. Shane Wood

    Water is coming out warm from cold faucets

    Two weeks ago, I replaced my vented gas water heater with a power vent gas water heater, due to venting issues. Since that time I've noticed in all of my faucets and showers, when I turn the cold water on, it's cold to start but then warms up (82 degrees). I've had a plumber in who checked all...
  3. kc27

    Natural Gas Pipe Deflection OK?

    Had a replacement water heater installed this week. The natural gas is supplied to the heater from a 5' black iron pipe. The pipe deflects downward 3" from the T which feeds the 5' pipe, to the end of the 5' pipe where it connects to the elbow that sends the gas to the water heater. With the...
  4. margin707

    Need help identifying required code upgrades for water heater

    Hi guys, I'm located in California. A few days ago my water heater started leaking from the top. I called my home warranty company (America's First Home Warranty) and they sent out a plumber (Acrown Plumbing Construction). He estimated about $700 in code modifications and upgrades, please see...
  5. Andrwatln

    Is This A Parallel Configuration for two water heaters?

    Hello, I recently had two brand new, identical, 50 gal electric water heaters installed in my house. Everything seems to be working properly, but the way the pipes are setup looks wrong to me. Can anyone confirm? From what I've read, everything about the two heaters needs to be identical...
  6. jcp

    Gledhill boilermate Mystery. Help needed.

    My Gledhill boilermate OV stopped heating the water, blew the on board fuse and tripped one of the three breaker switches inside the boiler. The gas boiler was showing a low temperature but was ok. To fault find turned Gas boiler off and on to electric only. (Switch setting) replaced fuse...
  7. CLH

    Tankless or Tank Decision time

    This is for a new build, 800 s/f apartment, DW, Sink,Washer, tub/shower combination 30X60 tub, deep, and first floor is enclosed porch with DW and sink. In the apartment 2 people. My builder is suggesting tankless, I think because the plumber already put up the wall for it in the attic...
  8. Ian Thomas

    Water Heater Replacement - Gas Line / Regulator

    Hi guys, Going to be replacing a gas water heater soon, and had a question. There is a gas line regulator right before the connection (see picture below). I'm going to add a sediment trap, but was curious: should I put my new line from the water heater to the old regulator, bypass it and get...
  9. RustyNails

    New water heater gas leak AND other leaks; are they related?

    Short version: I had a new gas water heater installed last week, which resulted in a big gas leak from the water heater and in checking that out the gas company also found leaks from the furnace and our gas fireplace. The furnace had had an annual inspection/maintenance recently, and a tech who...
  10. lastguy

    heatpump water heater caused house no cold water?

    Upgraded gas heater to Rheem 50gal heat pump water heater but NOT POWERED ON yet. Turned on cold water inlet heard the water goes in. Turn on bath hot faucet, air came out then dirty water then clean water. Turned on kitchen hot faucet, lots of air with splashed water so I turned it off - along...
  11. Keith R

    Commercial water heater dielectric union

    I'm the facilities manager at a not-for-profit youth center. I need to deal with three 1 1/2" dielectric unions (code requirement) on two 100 gal. water heaters. At least they appear to be 1 1/2". In each case a ring of corrosion has formed around the steel side of the union/galvanized nipple...
  12. Fynall

    Large water tanks or many small ones? (efficiency)

    Hello. I'm the landlord of a building consisting of 8 rental units. All the units have 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 living room and a corridor linking them. There are currently 12 tenants living in the building, 4 tenants are single and 4 couples. There could potentially be 8 couples for...
  13. Neil.Steiner

    Loud popping sounds from water heater after pipes have been drained

    I drained my water pipes because I need to replace a failing saddle valve on the hot side with a proper Tee and quarter-turn valve. I began by turning off power to the water heater, turning off the water main, opening all faucets starting from the top of the house and working my way down. The...
  14. Killacam311

    Is my new hot water heater defective or am I?

    Just bought and installed a Rheem 50 gallon electric water heater. Install went ok, everything is working, but im getting a slow seep of water out of this white cap on the top of the brand new unit... Any ideas what the issue could be? Is this new unit defective? What is the white cap? Driving...
  15. Mulligan Stew

    Choosing to install a hot water recirculation pump

    I'm choosing whether or not to install a recirculation pump for a standard 50 gallon tank type electric water heater in a one story building, residential. I'd like to start working with 1/2" home runs to fixtures using a distribution block. I'm wondering if this will eliminate the need for a...
  16. Jack-of-All-Trades

    Boosting Pressure On Artesian Well System

    Our conventional hot water heater went bad. Always looking to save money wherever I can, I installed a Stiebel Eltron Tankless Electric Water Heater DHC-E 8/10 224201 240V, 7.2/9.6kW. It requires a minimum amount pressure to activate. Manufacturer recommends minimum of 30 PSI. We have an...
  17. Rob Miller

    Can a 25A breaker damage a 5500w water heater?

    I recently installed a Rheem Gladiator 5500w water heater whereas the old one was a 4500w. My home was wired with 10ga wire and a 25A breaker. I saw the draw on the heater was at 22.5A and I asked the installer whether the 25A breaker should be replaced -- he didn't think it was a problem. A...
  18. youra6

    No water of bath tub when turning handle to hot side

    Hi, Our house was built in 2006 and I believe the bathtub is original to the house. The bathtub is upstairs. So a couple of things: We get hot water in the sinks and shower, but not bathtub Cold water in the bath tub works But as you start turning handle the hot side, the water pressure...
  19. Spoolofpipe

    Pipes hissing, goes away when WH supply is off

    Gents need some advice Yesterday I went to use the facilities in the middle of the night and I heard a hissing noise (generally I can barely hear myself think with my wife and daughters haha jk) I lumbered around and couldnt find a louder spot, I thought it might just be my sprinklers which...
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