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Forum: Water Heaters
03-26-11, 05:59 PM
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Views: 10,003
Posted By ssk1100

So all 334K btu are on the 1" ? How may feet? ...

So all 334K btu are on the 1" ? How may feet?
1 1/4 will carry 334k up to 125'. So far so good.
1" will carry 334k up to 30'
Add up the TOTAL developed run starting at the 1". That is the length...
03-25-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,426
Posted By ssk1100

If you want to eliminate a step, make it the...

If you want to eliminate a step, make it the tape. Dope is a lubricant and tape just doesnt work as well by itself.
On gas I always tape and dope everything.
03-25-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By ssk1100

For what you are describing, unvented will be...

For what you are describing, unvented will be fine.
I've used vented sweat valves when I could not drain both sides of a line and needed an atmospheric release for the heat and steam.
Replies: 6
Views: 3,011
Posted By ssk1100

Do you have accidental dismemberment on your...

Do you have accidental dismemberment on your policy? ;)
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Views: 3,011
Posted By ssk1100

Unclogging a bathtub is not diy friendly. You...

Unclogging a bathtub is not diy friendly. You pull the overflow cover off and it is a straight shot into the trap. I dont know of anyone that has successfully goten a hand snake through a tub trap....
Forum: Water Heaters
03-24-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,113
Posted By ssk1100

That you have a red and black tells me it is...

That you have a red and black tells me it is 240v. If it were 120 you would have a black and white. Are you sure you reset the breakers properly? If that is a 240v heater, you should show 240 when...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-23-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By ssk1100

Edit: Forgot to mention to wait until the burner...

Edit: Forgot to mention to wait until the burner goes off at the highest setting to start the test.
Forum: Water Heaters
03-22-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By ssk1100

To check your water heater function you will need...

To check your water heater function you will need a 5 gallon bucket and a good digital thermometer.
Next, turn the thermostat up to the hottest setting. Go to the closest, non flow restricted faucet...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-21-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By ssk1100

Sediment in the bottom of the tank will not...

Sediment in the bottom of the tank will not prevent the water from heating up. The thermostsat determines water temp. Sediment will cause the heater to work harder to get the water hot though. Where...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-21-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By ssk1100

If you have a 2 or 3 handle shower/tub shower...

If you have a 2 or 3 handle shower/tub shower valve and are serviceing just the hot side you can turn off the valve on the water line on the right side (facing the heater). Otherwise, for a single...
03-20-11, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,934
Posted By ssk1100

Open the sheetrock a bit to see what direction...

Open the sheetrock a bit to see what direction the water is coming from. Under slab water lines should be sleeved in plastic where they penetrate the slab. If the water is coming up and out of the...
03-17-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,231
Posted By ssk1100

What brand faucets and shower valves? A faulty...

What brand faucets and shower valves? A faulty Moen cartrige will cause a cross connection.
A recirc. line that is absent a check valve or has a lealing check valve will cause the problems you are...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By ssk1100

Does the tank fiil to the correct level and is...

Does the tank fiil to the correct level and is the filltube (the 1/4" tube comming out of the upper end of the fill valve) routed and secured so as to run into the overflow?
Sounds like the fill...
03-16-11, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,210
Posted By ssk1100

Better yet, when you hear the noise, turn off the...

Better yet, when you hear the noise, turn off the unit.
03-15-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,210
Posted By ssk1100

Try shutting the humidifier off for a few days...

Try shutting the humidifier off for a few days and see if it stops. Sometimes the components of a low flow appliance can set up a resonance that amplifies in the water piping. I've seen similar...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-12-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By ssk1100

You may want to check the credentials of the $100...

You may want to check the credentials of the $100 guy. He may be an out of work plumber and do very good work...but just in case. $269 + haul away is a fair price.
Forum: Water Heaters
03-12-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By ssk1100

If you have a 9 year warranty, then the tank is...

If you have a 9 year warranty, then the tank is covered but you will have to pay for labor.
There should be info on the outside of the heater or in the use and care manual for attaining service.
Forum: Water Heaters
03-12-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,512
Posted By ssk1100

You have one leak on the inner tank and the water...

You have one leak on the inner tank and the water is appearing at any available outlet, like the t&p and nipple penetrations. You cant fix it, the tank is under warranty. Contact AO smith for...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-12-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By ssk1100

If it is leaking out of the bottom, it needs...

If it is leaking out of the bottom, it needs replacing. Tankless installs require much planning and are expensive and time consuming. Not usually undertaken when you need hot water.
03-11-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,598
Posted By ssk1100

Good job. "A choir of angels", thats great. For...

Good job. "A choir of angels", thats great. For future reference, water over the inlet pipe wont prevent water from getting into the pit. Water will rise in the tank and if the tank lid is exposed it...
03-10-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,598
Posted By ssk1100

If youve been 20 years on a septic tank and never...

If youve been 20 years on a septic tank and never had a clogged sewer, you have been lucky. It is not a vent problem. Unvented drains will vent off of their traps. Hence the gurgling sound from the...
03-10-11, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By ssk1100

Forgot to mention, if the relief valve didnt...

Forgot to mention, if the relief valve didnt open, it is a simple task to take the cover off, clean, lube, reassemble and firnish the test. Takes less than 10 minutes. Should be a courtesy part of...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-10-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By ssk1100

OK...Vacuum breakers will spill water out of the...

OK...Vacuum breakers will spill water out of the bonnet if the air valve is open and there is a small amount of water coming into it, but not enough to close and seal the air valve. Sounds like your...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-08-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By ssk1100

The air inlet on a vacuum breaker is dependent on...

The air inlet on a vacuum breaker is dependent on a pressureized line to stay closed. I suspect the last time you turned off the supply, the the air inlet seal leaked slightly until the valve opened...
03-08-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By ssk1100

Ask the tester why it failed. Chances are some...

Ask the tester why it failed. Chances are some rust or sediment fouled one of the checks. Entirely possible in 3 years. You cant buy rebuild parts over the counter at a hardware store. They are a...
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