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Forum: Water Heaters
04-08-11, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Bhrost

Thanks Mike. The old rod had some pitting, but...

Thanks Mike. The old rod had some pitting, but didn't meet the criteria of 6" of exposed wire yet. The guarantee for the heater was I think 9 years, I've had it installed for 6 or 7 years. The...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-08-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,840
Posted By Bhrost

Water Heater Anode Rod

I have a GE Smartshield Rheem 40 gallon gas hot water heater I bought from Home Depot. I was considering getting a new anode rod. When I took out the old one it measured 34". The tank itself is...
01-30-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,413
Posted By Bhrost

Thanks for the reply. I used a wrap of teflon...

Thanks for the reply. I used a wrap of teflon tape when I put it on. The sharkbite package didn't have any advice on what to use with the threaded end. The male and female connection are both...
01-30-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,413
Posted By Bhrost

Sharkbite connector tightening

Hi. My question is whether it is possible to tighten a sharkbite fitting which is threaded on one end and has the push fit on the other, while it is hooked in the water line? There is a slow oozing...
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By Bhrost

Pilot new boiler vs old boiler

I've recently heard that pilots on new boiler setups are much smaller and likely to be extinguished than on ones put in say 30 years ago. Any comments on this? Also their value in preventing...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bhrost

Hartford loop cleaning

Hello and thanks in advance for your input. I dismantled my old leaky boiler and in the connecting pipe from the return to the boiler I noticed there was sludge buildup. I was wondering whether I...
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Views: 3,489
Posted By Bhrost

Electronic ignition vs standing pilot

My old boiler had a standing pilot. I realize that an intermittent ignition saves energy, but is it really cheaper in the long run? I know that the igniter on my oven needs to be replaced every 4...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,308
Posted By Bhrost

Thanks for the encouragement. I used the formula...

Thanks for the encouragement. I used the formula given on an online radiator seller for figuring out the boiler size needed for my radiation.
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Views: 1,308
Posted By Bhrost

Steam boiler questions

My present gas-fired steam boiler has 2 supply lines (one goes to each side of the bldg). There is a one pipe return. I need to get a new boiler, which will be smaller than the presest oversized one...
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Views: 1,339
Posted By Bhrost

Thanks Dave. I took it off and cleaned it out. I...

Thanks Dave. I took it off and cleaned it out. I didn't notice any obvious debris but after putting it back on it seems to have worked without hesitation the next couple of cycles so hopefully that...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bhrost

GE Washing Machine - Pump motor ?Problem

After posting earlier on my problem of cycle hesitation/skipping I took off the front of the washer and ran through a complete cycle. I discovered the hesitation seemed to be related to the little...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bhrost

Honda Accord light cover removal

Hi. I own a 1994 Honda Accord. On a recent trip to an oil change place they told me that my turn signal on one side and parking light on the other side weren't working. These are located even with...
02-21-06, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,287
Posted By Bhrost

Thank you for the responses.

Thank you for the responses.
02-21-06, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,287
Posted By Bhrost

Gas range problem

I have an older (about 12 year) Tappan gas range on which I had the ignitor replaced about 6 weeks ago. After about 4 weeks the oven started taking longer to turn on and heat up again. I called back...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By Bhrost

Thank you for the advice.

Thank you for the advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By Bhrost

Microwave problem

I have an old (about 15 years) GE microwave that has worked fine until now. A couple days ago the keypad totally froze up so that nothing could be entered in, and it started making a high pitched...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bhrost

Boiler platform

Obviously a boiler has to be sited on a non-combustible surface. Mine is on a concrete platform, and I assume most are placed on some type of masonry.

In contemplating some insulation work I...
Replies: 4
Views: 5,940
Posted By Bhrost

Thankyou for the replies.

Thankyou for the replies.
Replies: 4
Views: 5,940
Posted By Bhrost

Question Heat anitcipator adjustments

I have a Honeywell round style thermostat that has a heat anticipator setting. I have a Weil-McClain gas-fired steam boiler approx 25 years old. I have a one-pipe steam system. The furnace is...
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