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Ranco makes some pretty good and inexpensive...

Ranco makes some pretty good and inexpensive temperature controls that'll probably work for your intended purpose.

I'm not sure this one is exactly what you need, but here's one example: RANCO ETC...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-10-20, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Rockledge

FWIW: Many newer washing machines have "green"...

FWIW: Many newer washing machines have "green" operating strategies that prevent (or greatly reduce the amount of) hot water being used during the wash, including the fill cycle. See for example:
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Posted By Rockledge

What does the piping look like behind the...

What does the piping look like behind the dishwasher? You might be able to simply add another valve on the supply line in that location (you can use a compression fitting or shark bite valve on the...
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Posted By Rockledge

After reading through hundreds of posts over the...

After reading through hundreds of posts over the years from people who work in different trades (auto technicians, plumbers, etc.) extolling the virtues of Kroil, I finally picked some up a few years...
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Posted By Rockledge

I had a stubborn tub drain I needed to remove and...

I had a stubborn tub drain I needed to remove and replace (installed 50+ years ago). Several days before I attempted to actually remove the drain, I squirted some Kroil penetrating oil around the...
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Posted By Rockledge

Wow is that fugly! :eek: If it's leaking out the...

Wow is that fugly! :eek: If it's leaking out the vent cap then try screwing the cap closed. This might stop the water from leaking out, but it will also not allow any air to vent out, either. I...
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Posted By Rockledge

Thanks spott. Merry Christmas to you too! ...

Thanks spott. Merry Christmas to you too!

You are one of the great assets to this forum with your level head and sound advice.

Hope the New Year brings you good health and much happiness....
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Posted By Rockledge

I just posted a response to your questionable...

I just posted a response to your questionable post that somehow, mysteriously, disappeared into thin air. Not the first time this has happened to me on this site.

So I will ask you again: show...
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Posted By Rockledge

The only reason I used brass street elbows is...

The only reason I used brass street elbows is because I had several of them lying around (my late father was a plumber by trade and left me a smorgasbord of fittings). If I had to buy the elbows, I...
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Posted By Rockledge

The threads at the bottom of my air separator are...

The threads at the bottom of my air separator are 1/2", same size as the expansion tank inlet, so for me it was a no brainer to use 1/2" pipe and fittings. From your pics, it looks like you have the...
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Posted By Rockledge

Use a good pipe sealant (I like RectorSeal T Plus...

Use a good pipe sealant (I like RectorSeal T Plus 2) and have a couple of pipe wrenches handy to tighten things up real good. Many people use a little Teflon tape on the male threads and then add...
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Posted By Rockledge

When I replaced the boiler in my home a few years...

When I replaced the boiler in my home a few years ago I had a similar issue (needed to offset the xtank). What I did was, I used a 90 degree "street elbow" off the bottom of the air separator. making...
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Posted By Rockledge

You can offset the location of the tank with a...

You can offset the location of the tank with a few short black pipe nipples and 45 degree elbows. So instead of the tank being directly below the air scoop, you would move it back away from the...
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Posted By Rockledge

If at all practical, the ideal location for the...

If at all practical, the ideal location for the expansion tank would be on the supply side of the boiler before the pump; however, that assumes that the pump is already on the supply side (which I...
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Posted By Rockledge

I've had the aquastat in the loop acting as a 2nd...

I've had the aquastat in the loop acting as a 2nd high limit safety for several years now, and there hasn't been any issues. I have it set at 210*F (same temp. setting as the code-mandated manual...
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Posted By Rockledge

Not that long ago, it was common practice to put...

Not that long ago, it was common practice to put the pump on the return piping, pumping into the boiler. But today that is generally considered not the optimal way to do it, in light of the "pumping...
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Posted By Rockledge

When I installed a Tekmar a few years back, I was...

When I installed a Tekmar a few years back, I was advised to keep the aquastat in the circuit and raise the aquastat high limit setting to something above the Tekmar's high limit setting....that way,...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-27-19, 06:49 PM
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Views: 1,560
Posted By Rockledge

Do you have the installation/operating manual for...

Do you have the installation/operating manual for your HW heater? If not, try finding one online, print it out and keep it near the appliance.

Hard to tell from the pics, but I think the "white...
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Posted By Rockledge

What kind of sensor did you remove? ...

What kind of sensor did you remove?

Regarding the brass LWCO immersion well, I believe the reason for no Teflon tape is that there needs to be good electrical conductivity between the well threads...
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Posted By Rockledge

I can see the pressure/temperature gauge mounted...

I can see the pressure/temperature gauge mounted on the boiler in the pic above, but I can't read the numbers on it. What is the system pressure?

The boiler system expansion tank (smaller gray...
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Posted By Rockledge

What is the pressure of the system? Sometimes...

What is the pressure of the system? Sometimes relief valves leak because the boiler is over-pressurizing due to some other issue.

To replace the relief valve, you will need to either (1) isolate...
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Posted By Rockledge

Is the shower the only place where there is no...

Is the shower the only place where there is no hot water? If so, then it could be a shower valve issue.

If you've got no hot water anywhere in the house, then you need to confirm that the piping...
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Posted By Rockledge

The biggest problem with that generation...

The biggest problem with that generation ('98-'00) Ranger 4WD system is by far the PVH (Pulse Vacuum Hub) engagement system that Ford used during those couple of years. The PVH system relied upon...
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Posted By Rockledge

Back when I was a younger man, I worked for a...

Back when I was a younger man, I worked for a paving company for several summers, and based on that experience I can say without hesitation: that is a sh*t job!

Here in CT, there are laws that...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-25-19, 10:54 AM
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Views: 472
Posted By Rockledge

Did your plumber also install a pressure...

Did your plumber also install a pressure regulator on the cold water line?

It could be that your "normal" water pressure is/was too high for the tank's max pressure rating, and so a regulator was...
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