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Old 01-09-06, 10:59 AM
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new water heater

Just had a new water heater installed and I was just wondering how long does it take to fill and for shower usage?

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Old 01-09-06, 11:12 AM
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phxfan, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Depends on the size and if it is electric or gas. Would guess about 15 minutes or less to fill if you have good water pressure and supply lines. An hour or so to heat up. Most gas heaters I have seen in the 40 gallon type are 30/40. They will reheat 30 out of the 40 gallons in one hour. Good luck.
 
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Old 01-09-06, 11:24 AM
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50 gallon

I see...how about the yellow tint that the water seems to have?
 
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Old 01-09-06, 11:40 AM
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Hmmmm not sure about that. May be something that was in the tank. It should flush out. I assume that your cold water does not have this tint. I cannot imagine it being anything hazardous to your health. New parts inside the heater may have had a coating for protection and it is rinsing off.
 
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Old 01-09-06, 12:19 PM
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also

what should we set the temp gauge on the new unit at and for how long? Is this something that needs to stay low while "breaking in" or does it not matter?
 
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No, there's no "break in" thing with a WH. Set the temp at 120 degrees, if your thermostats are labeled in 'degrees', or at "B". That will give you all the hot water you need without the risk of somebody getting scalded.
 
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Thank you everybody, you've all been a great help.
 
 

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