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Forum: Water Heaters
01-07-07, 10:57 PM
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Posted By spikeit

gas water heater does not drain

My 2-year old Kenmore Power Miser 12 gas water heater will not drain.

I turned off the cold water intake valve on top of the tank and opened the "hot" side of a couple of faucets in the house. ...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-08-04, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,109
Posted By spikeit

One additional item: I installed the threaded...

One additional item: I installed the threaded coupling for the cold inlet with the heat trap nipple flapper end up (same as the hot outlet). Instructions say cold coupling can be installed with the...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-08-04, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,109
Posted By spikeit

Thanks again for the tip. Sears delivered the...

Thanks again for the tip. Sears delivered the heater this afternoon, and indeed the hot outlet has the anode about 20 inches long.

BTW, sticker by the hot outlet states "Tank manufactured by A.O....
Forum: Water Heaters
10-07-04, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,109
Posted By spikeit

Yep, the 50-gallon Kenmore looks exactly like the...

Yep, the 50-gallon Kenmore looks exactly like the one you installed--even the same "Roto Swirl" sticker at the top. Does not have FVIR (The GE at Home Depot has FVIR).

Do you know if the hot...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-06-04, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,109
Posted By spikeit

Dunbar Plumber, Thank you for your advise. ...

Dunbar Plumber,

Thank you for your advise. The 12 year, 50 gallon GE at Home Depot is 165lbs vs 199lbs for the 12 yr, 50 gallon Sears Kenmore. I bought the Kenmore.

Kenmore water heaters are...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-04-04, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,109
Posted By spikeit

Water heater recommendation

Hi,

I am shopping for a new gas water heater for my general contractor to install during home remodel. He says to pick up the heater from Home Depot--a GE. Do I have an alternative choice...
10-04-04, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,779
Posted By spikeit

Gas furnace size

Hi,

I am in the process of having a local (San Jose, CA) HVAC contractor install a gas, forced-air, two-speed, 80% efficiency Trane furnace. The house is a single story, 1800 sq ft ranch. The...
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