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Where is the leak? It it's from the stem packing,...

Where is the leak? It it's from the stem packing, the packing nut could be tightened or it could be repacked without removing the valve. If the valve is leaking past its seat when the valve is shut,...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-13-18, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

Water heater warranty

I'm looking at the warranty of a Reliance gas water heater. (I don't presently have one.) The warranty is void if the water is desalinated or de-ionized. Why?

I believe that pure, de-ionized water...
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I don't see the dimensions or the exact way they...

I don't see the dimensions or the exact way they attach to the baseboard. I wonder if you have to cut them to fit? But, for $40, they look like worth a try.

Can your old covers be cleaned up and...
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

15 psi is fine. Relax. Take two aspirins and call...

15 psi is fine. Relax. Take two aspirins and call tomorrow morning or Tuesday morning.
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No, wait. Everything sounds normal, so far.

No, wait. Everything sounds normal, so far.
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I wouldn't add chemicals, aluminum or not, unless...

I wouldn't add chemicals, aluminum or not, unless to solve a specific problem. Don't overthink things.
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Re: flushing your new system. That will be fine....

Re: flushing your new system. That will be fine. The main concern with routine flushing is that it brings air into the system which can lead to corrosion.

You can flush until the cows come home,...
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

The pressure relief valve discharge should piped...

The pressure relief valve discharge should piped by itself. Best to have it piped straight down to within a few inches above the basement floor and the floor sloped to a drain. PVC is not suitable...
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Your expansion tank may waterlogged. Depressurize...

Your expansion tank may waterlogged. Depressurize the system and check the pressure in the expansion tank with a tire gauge. Pump it up to 12 psi with a bicycle tire pump, and then re-pressurize the...
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

Your revised sketch looks good to me - but wait...

Your revised sketch looks good to me - but wait until Spot blesses it.

But, I think your original drawing, as far as the flo-control valve, is OK. Flo-control valves typically have three...
07-16-18, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

I'm perplexed. After many responses, the O.P. has...

I'm perplexed. After many responses, the O.P. has not answered any. I'm still confused whether we are talking about the length of the wire or the rating of the wire. I'm out of here until the O.P,...
07-13-18, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

The wiring supplying the indoor unit must be...

The wiring supplying the indoor unit must be sized based on the rated amps. Anybody installing such equipment should know how to do this. If your installer doesn't know how, then he should...
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P.S. - "Water an Sewer" incudes garbage pickup,...

P.S. - "Water an Sewer" incudes garbage pickup, all on one bill.
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

Cost of gas for heating - a perspective

For a relatively large, older house, I spend about $1,000 per year for natural gas. About 95% is for space heating, with a 65-year-old, oversized, hot water boiler. (The other 5% is for domestic...
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A 40-gal heater costs $800 - for pickup from HD...

A 40-gal heater costs $800 - for pickup from HD and DIY install? That is total nonsense.

Are we talking about an atmospheric gas water heater, not condensing? If so, PVC venting is unacceptable....
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I'm curious - what will this 75-gal heater be...

I'm curious - what will this 75-gal heater be used for? If it's a replacement of another 75-gal heater, the old heater is going to be heavier, due to lime buildup.

You could consider using two...
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It's not normal. ..

It's not normal.
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

Good news! When it comes time to replace...

Good news!

When it comes time to replace your gas-fired hot-water heater, I'd recommend staying with a simple, atmospheric model - no vent damper, no LEDs, or computer stuff. I keep track of my...
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

See the cap screw on the right-hand edge of the...

See the cap screw on the right-hand edge of the gas valve in the photo? Remove that screw, and you should see another screw that adjusts the size of the pilot flame. Turn it CCW a bit. Make sure that...
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

For the small apartment, I would suggest keeping...

For the small apartment, I would suggest keeping it simple. Electric baseboard heat or a mini-split for both heating and cooling.
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

As far as brands, my understanding is that...

As far as brands, my understanding is that virtually all, or at least most, hot-water heaters are manufactured in the same plant in Tennessee. Pick one based on water volume and recovery time.
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There is an advantage to having a valve on the...

There is an advantage to having a valve on the hot-water supply from the water heater. It allows isolating the heater completely for maintenance - just shutting the cold-water inlet valve doesn't...
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

Yes, it appears that the tank itself is leaking,...

Yes, it appears that the tank itself is leaking, and the leak is migrating through the insulation, and then corroding the surrounding steel enclosure.

A new water heater will come with a new drain...
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

Where is the leak coming from. Please post a...

Where is the leak coming from. Please post a photo. You said the "release" valve won't budge. You must mean relief valve? But what doesn't budge - the manual operator, that should be lifted every...
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Posted By Mike Speed 30

Tell us where the leak is located. Where is the...

Tell us where the leak is located. Where is the drip coming from? Photos would You said the "release valve" won't budge. You mean relief valve? What wouldn't budge? The manual operator (which should...
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