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Old 03-09-2013, 10:44 AM   #1
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After spraying boots about 7 feet from my hot water tank I had no hot water the next morning. A call to the plumber had someone come and simply unplug the unit and reset it. 4 days later I am without hot water again and request a different plumber. I am now told the whole gas valve needs replaced to the tune of almost $1200. He said the flammible vapour switch would not reset if it was faulty. Is a whole new switch the step I should be taking?

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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Spraying Boots?????????

Yeah, and get your lungs replaced at the same time.

"Use in well ventilated area only"

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After spraying boots about 7 feet from my hot water tank I had no hot water the next morning. A call to the plumber had someone come and simply unplug the unit and reset it. 4 days later I am without hot water again and request a different plumber. I am now told the whole gas valve needs replaced to the tune of almost $1200. He said the flammible vapour switch would not reset if it was faulty. Is a whole new switch the step I should be taking?
They cannot be reset.You can always call the Help# on the tank and verify
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Federal law has mandated that HWT have a flammable vapor lock out so when someone cleans his basement floor with gasoline he doesn't get killed. Personally I preffered getting that type of person out of the gene pool.

When this law first came into effect you had only one recourse that was to replace the tank. I suggest you plan to do the same. Newer models have a reset.
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