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Posted By GTBaker

Thumbs up Update

Had the Flow Control Valve replaced and all is fine. You could hardly see through the old valve.

Cheers.
Forum: Water Heaters
02-11-07, 12:07 PM
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Posted By GTBaker

Nope...city water.

Nope...city water.
Forum: Water Heaters
02-11-07, 09:34 AM
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Posted By GTBaker

Yeah I'm figuring that the dip tube has come off...

Yeah I'm figuring that the dip tube has come off or broken. I've never dismantled a hot water heater before so I don't know what the process is to replace a dip tube.
Forum: Water Heaters
02-11-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,188
Posted By GTBaker

I assuming it was installed correctly. As the...

I assuming it was installed correctly. As the heater was doing fine for over a year.
Forum: Water Heaters
02-11-07, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,188
Posted By GTBaker

I was searching the other day and found out it...

I was searching the other day and found out it could be the Dip Tube. Is this a quick thing to test? If I disconnect the cold water line and remove the tanks cold water nipple will the dip tube be...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-05-07, 02:22 PM
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Posted By GTBaker

Ya I mean heater. Everyone around here calls it...

Ya I mean heater. Everyone around here calls it a boiler. lol

I checked the heaters with the wires off and got the 20 OHM reading on both. I know the top thermostat works as I can hear it click...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-05-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,188
Posted By GTBaker

Electric Hot Water Boiler

Was over at a friends house trying to trouble shoot a problem with his HWB. It's a little over a year old and he only gets 10-15mins of hot water out of it for showers. I checked the wiring , the...
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Posted By GTBaker

OK...So I go to turn off the main water again to...

OK...So I go to turn off the main water again to try and fix my low hot water pressure. I went to turn off the main water today and it won't turn off. Do I need to call the city? Is that black...
01-05-07, 09:48 AM
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Views: 1,550
Posted By GTBaker

Make? - I don't know? What's it run on? -...

Make? - I don't know?
What's it run on? - Electricity...hence the Electricity Section.
Age? - looks to be about 20-30 years old.
It's just this heater of 3 on one circuit. All 3 heaters have...
01-05-07, 09:19 AM
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Views: 1,550
Posted By GTBaker

Noisy Baseboard Heater

My friend called me to her house to inspect a baseboard heater. When it's turned on it starts making a screeching noise. It might stop it might not. Also she says her room doesn't heat up like...
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Posted By GTBaker

It's after the the cold water valve and before...

It's after the the cold water valve and before the furnace. It controls the flow of cold water going into the furnace. It gives the water a chance to heat up.

Here is a pic of it. The Yellow...
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Posted By GTBaker

Big Truck...was it an expensive thing to get...

Big Truck...was it an expensive thing to get done? Also how long did it take to swap it out?

Back to my problem. I have it narrowed down to the Flow Control or the coil. But I really thing it's...
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Posted By GTBaker

Update I stripped down and cleaned the valve...

Update

I stripped down and cleaned the valve the lets cold water into the coil. It was really stiff. After installing it the pressure went up...but when the hot water comes out the pressure...
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Posted By GTBaker

Low Hot Water flow

The hot water from all of our taps has a very low flow rate compared to the cold water. It is a oil fired hot water furnace. I've checked to see if there is an iron fitting that might be causing...
11-23-05, 01:36 PM
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Views: 962
Posted By GTBaker

Installing a regular ceiling light

I was wondering if there was a special way to install a regular ceiling light into a suspended ceiling system? This light is not a pot light.
10-28-05, 08:45 PM
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Posted By GTBaker

Ballast

I changed out a bad ballast in a 48" fixture with a brand new one. 3 days later it too is dead. What could be the prob? Think it was a dud ballast? The service is 3 phase and the voltage on the...
08-26-05, 10:53 PM
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Views: 860
Posted By GTBaker

No one has any insight on this issue? :confused:

No one has any insight on this issue? :confused:
08-23-05, 12:03 PM
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Views: 860
Posted By GTBaker

Blocking a window in place

I have a friend that wants an existing window blocked up but to leave the window in place. Any ideas on how to do this? I was going to make a 2X2 frame and place it about 2"s from the window and...
Forum: Employment
04-06-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By GTBaker

Well I've been looking since Aug 04. But then...

Well I've been looking since Aug 04. But then again I'm a first year.
Forum: Employment
04-02-05, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By GTBaker

Well...I'm 40 and a 1st year. I changed...

Well...I'm 40 and a 1st year. I changed carreers. I was a network admin.
Forum: Employment
03-22-05, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,314
Posted By GTBaker

That's the problem...here in St. John's the...

That's the problem...here in St. John's the construction is booming. I'm being told that there aren't enough journeymen...hence...I can't work cause there's no journeys. I guess I'm caught in a...
Forum: Employment
03-22-05, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,314
Posted By GTBaker

Work

I'm not sure where to post this so if it needs to be moved...do so.

Why is it so hard to find a job as a 1st year apprentice? I've finished school since Aug and still no luck. Is this normal?
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02-11-05, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By GTBaker

Ahhh...I see what you mean now. I willhave to...

Ahhh...I see what you mean now. I willhave to check that out in the spring...as there is way too much snow still down. Cheers.
02-11-05, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By GTBaker

I'm sorry...but I'm not understanding how air can...

I'm sorry...but I'm not understanding how air can get into a system that's under water pressure. If that was the case with washers being worn...wouldn't water be then leaking out of these fawcets?
02-11-05, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By GTBaker

Question Air in the Water Pipes

As of late I'm finding that there's air or sounds like air in the cold and hot water pipes. First it was just the hot but now it's both.

It sounds like just after working on water pipes...ya...
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