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Forum: Water Heaters
11-12-20, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

One key to sweating copper is cleanliness. The...

One key to sweating copper is cleanliness. The pipe and inside of the fittings should be absolutely bright and shiny copper. If using sandpaper or a brush don't wipe off the area with your hand...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-11-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Pilot Dane

Water heaters are surprisingly easy to drill...

Water heaters are surprisingly easy to drill through if you have the right tools. I use a hole saw and drill a big hole through the outer shell and I remove the insulation. Then you can use a...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-11-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By AllanJ

When the water heater is so far gone (sprung a...

When the water heater is so far gone (sprung a leak) to need replacement, yes you can turn off the cold water supply and drill a hole in the top of the tank to insert a hose and siphon the water out....
Forum: Water Heaters
11-10-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By PJmax

A shutoff valve is required in the cold water...

A shutoff valve is required in the cold water line.
A shutoff valve on the hot water side is 50/50.
It is not prohibited by code but can be an issue if both valves are shutoff and the water heater...
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Views: 276
Posted By marksr

Muratic acid normally has little effect on paint,...

Muratic acid normally has little effect on paint, not sure about that type of residue. If the vandal remover doesn't work I'd try 'oops' or 'goof off' along with a scrub brush.
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Posted By Marq1

If the stripper didn't touch it, try a test spot...

If the stripper didn't touch it, try a test spot with some diluted muriatic acid.

It will definitely brighten up the brick and mortar joints, not sure what if anything it will do with the paint...
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Posted By XSleeper

Try a spray can of vandal mark remover and a...

Try a spray can of vandal mark remover and a plastic grill brush. A wire brush might scratch your brick up.
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