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Pmmcgillis 06-23-2012 01:27 PM

Power vented water heater, powered by a generator.
 
We recently installed a power vented water heater, that is being powered by a generator, because it is in a cabin with no other power available.
We can not get it to run, because an error code comes up saying it isn't grounded properly. We have tried a few different things to ground it, with no luck.
Has anyone found a solution to this problem?

oh'mike 06-23-2012 01:46 PM

What brand and model---I don't have an answer for you but one of the plumbers might have run into that same issue.

gregzoll 06-23-2012 01:56 PM

Here is some info to determine if it is a floating or bonded Neutral on the genset. http://members.rennlist.org/warren/gt5000c.html

TarheelTerp 06-23-2012 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pmmcgillis (Post 949707)
We recently installed a power vented water heater, that is being powered by a generator, because it is in a cabin with no other power available.

Best solution is to return it and install a plain vanilla WH.

gregzoll 06-23-2012 02:48 PM

Of course there is always the off the grid solutions like solar, or wood fired boiler, that heats water up in a worm, that circulates back to the cabin storage tank. Or use a 100 gallon propane tank.

http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/...&fr=att-portal

biggles 06-23-2012 03:21 PM

is the generator grounded?then the heater to the gen?


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