Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

No hot water


Just installed a new hot water heater on Saturday, and we are not getting hot water to any faucets and showers

raiderk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 2,041
Rewards Points: 1,002
Default

No hot water


electric or gas?
Did you get any hot water out of it at all?

bob22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 03:33 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

No hot water


Gas. we are getting some luke warm water
raiderk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 2,041
Rewards Points: 1,002
Default

No hot water


Might want to try to make sure all basics are covered:
gas valve fully in on position (handle parallel to gas line); read manual for shutting unit off. Do so.
Then read manual for restarting heater. Pilot may be out etc...
Also, what temperature is thermostat set at? May be too low.
Just to check; no hot water from any house fixture?
bob22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,518
Rewards Points: 4,152
Default

No hot water


Is there no flow at all or is there plenty of flow and the waters just not getting hot.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 11:29 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 6,970
Rewards Points: 2,036
Default

No hot water


Did you install it yourself? Did you by any chance hook up the pipes backwards, namely the cold inlet pipe to the hot tank outlet and vice versa? Is the dip tube (should be down the cold water inlet) damaged or missing?

Advance the temperature knob. Do you observe the burner working properly as viewed through the little window at the bottom? You may need to remove the outer hatch cover, which snaps off easily, to see the window. (For a new heater, do not leave the knob in the "very hot" position for more than a few minutes.)

__________________
Forget super sized fries. The Washington Redskins could promote healthy eating with First Lady Obama by choosing a (red skinned) turnip for a mascot.
AllanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water heater solutions to get hot water in timely manner daluu Plumbing 22 05-07-2012 09:44 PM
Oil fired furnace and hot water heater question steveinpa Plumbing 3 08-10-2010 09:42 AM
water borehole question joeuser General DIY Discussions 2 04-18-2010 11:33 PM
How Do I Properly Shock Chlorinate a Water Softner classicflytyer Plumbing 5 07-14-2009 01:15 AM
Low Hot Water Pressure btennant Plumbing 4 12-09-2008 10:31 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.