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Old 04-23-2009, 04:56 PM   #16
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okey dokey, i have been banging on this thing all day, but she just won't break free, now i'm !!!, and at a lose as to what to do to get this dang element out of the heaters grasp!!!, but i'm not willing to give up yet, antmore ideas???

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Old 04-23-2009, 06:57 PM   #17
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okey dokey, i have been banging on this thing all day, but she just won't break free, now i'm !!!, and at a lose as to what to do to get this dang element out of the heaters grasp!!!, but i'm not willing to give up yet, antmore ideas???
I have a question for you, have you listened to all the posts??? Have you checked the thermostats and elements????

If not why are you trying to take them out????

Later!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:26 PM   #18
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OK, if your still on BEENTHERE, I have pulled the plug on that there waterheater, and she is out the door. So, a new 30 gal. tomorrow and think will change location of waterheater as well, so will need to reroute the plumbing just abit. Hopefully I don't mess that up. I mean that element just would'nt give way, so, out with the old in with the new.!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:29 PM   #19
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???OK??? Plumbing fixtures can fail or be damaged over 80 P.S.I. and human beings can't stand higher than 110 deg. F on bare skin in the shower, and dishwashers do their thing at 140 deg.F. and my Model A goes "Pocketa Pocketa Pocketa Pocketa" when I get it started. The thing is if the T&P is popping why is it popping? Hi temp; the heater is older and the factory never sends one out set on HOT. They normally send the heaters out set at barely medium-low or about 120 deg.F. On a new heater HOT is roughly 160deg.F; much less room for error. With age if something sticks and the heater starts run a little short of H20 Hot can conciveably start creating steam and what with one bad thing leading to another super HOT water and steam where there should be none will make an old tired T&P start pop pop popping.


Most old t& p valves I have taken out/ replaced .. Wouldn't open at 200 psi or 200 deg.. they are rusted shut. If her wh is that old t& p probably wouldn't open due to being rusted shut

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Old 04-23-2009, 09:31 PM   #20
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okey dokey, i have been banging on this thing all day, but she just won't break free, now i'm !!!,
They can be a booger to get out sometimes
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OK, if your still on BEENTHERE, I have pulled the plug on that there waterheater, and she is out the door. So, a new 30 gal. tomorrow and think will change location of waterheater as well, so will need to reroute the plumbing just abit. Hopefully I don't mess that up. I mean that element just would'nt give way, so, out with the old in with the new.!!
Best thing to do sometimes.

Changing out elements and or stats, is ok.

But, you have no way to know what condition the tank is in.

So you may be saving yourself a lot of headache down the road.
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Hey guys, thanks for all your support through this great adventure!!!
Now its time to start plumbing!!!I'll let you know how its coming along.

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Old 04-25-2009, 05:36 PM   #23
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One of your thermostats is probably stuck. This caused the water to get too hot, which in turn tripped out your manual reset button on the upper element control.

Resetting that only switched the heater back on, and the 2nd time around, it got so hot that the T&P valve blew, leaving you with a mess to deal with.

Your elements appear to be working fine. You have to replace the controls.

Get both upper and lower controls and start from there!

Edit to add: While I realize you have gone past this point, and getting a new tank, my response is to benefit other lurkers who may experience similar problems.

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Old 04-30-2009, 11:50 AM   #24
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I've got it!!!! Of course it took much longer to get the job done with 3 kids a dog and chickens the lawn, humm, I could keep going, but finally all is well after getting through the plumbing work that was done prior in this house. Remember the movie called the money pit.
Well, I got it!!! Oh well, one step at a time!?!?! Thanks to all that participated with my, shall we call it, little nightmare!! Ah, I'm laughing now, but will I with the next project, propably not till its done either!!!

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