Power requirement for gas heater ?


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Old 01-23-12, 08:27 AM
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Power requirement for gas heater ?

We are in the middle of a storm related power outage in the Seattle area and my neighbor has a natural gas hotwater heater.. He says his heater works fine without electricity.. just curious.. is this true ?
 
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Old 01-23-12, 08:42 AM
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I know the old gas water heaters didn't have any electrical hook up and would work fine during a power outage. I don't know if the same is true with the newer hi tech ones.
 
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Old 01-23-12, 11:35 AM
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As long as the water heater in question has an atmospheric burner (no blower assist) it will work just fine with no power.
 
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Old 01-23-12, 11:58 AM
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An older gas WH probably uses a standing pilot light....so electric is not involved. As long as water and gas is available...it will run fine during power outages.
 
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Old 01-23-12, 01:14 PM
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OK... that answers my question.. thx..
 
 

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