Hot water doesn't recover for 12 hours!? Gas tank


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Old 03-25-13, 02:35 PM
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Hot water doesn't recover for 12 hours!? Gas tank

I'm currently trying to help my mother diagnose this problem. She has a 76 gallon gas water tank, and the hot water goes out after about 2-3 short showers. Problem is, it doesn't come back almost until the next day or so. We recon it's about 12 hours.. I've tried doing a bunch of research but it doesn't seem to be a common problem and I've had no luck. The knob looks a bit like this:
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Please excuse my lack of knowledge, but the top knob is set in the ON position, and the lower knob is set to the "A" temperature position. Any help in the positive direction is appreciated.
 
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Old 03-25-13, 02:56 PM
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Hi, and welcome. I can help you but some info would be needed.

Can you post the make and model of the heater?

If you provide the s/n I may be able to tell the year and if any warranty is left on the heater as well as help you diagnose the issue.

There could be several things causing this. Once we get more info we can help you better.
 
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Old 03-26-13, 07:23 PM
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In NY, A is not hot enough. You need at least B.
 
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Old 03-26-13, 08:59 PM
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Thats funny Pulpo...I keep mine on the triangle....120f.. Never an issue...
 
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I like my showers hot hot hot.
 
 

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