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  1. Plumbing
    I would like to have instant hot water at every faucet in my place. The problem is that it takes a while and wastes a lot of water to get the hot water to flow. Currently, I have a large electric tank heater but it's upstairs a long way from my kitchen, for example. I would like to install a...
  2. HVAC
    Hi, are there issues installing a fan operated furnace humidifier in a basement that includes a natural gas water heater? I am wondering about it reducing pressure in the basement, and drawing the venting from the hot water heater now going outside instead into the basement. I am considering...
  3. HVAC
    I am fairly handy, having run my own gas lines, water lines redid a bathroom, etc. I thought I taught myself the in and outs of hydronic heating, and then I hit a wall. My basement and first floor heat great, third floor is cold. I have had this home for 2 years, and this is the second...
  4. Plumbing
    Hot Water Heater: T&P Valve Drain Connected to Cold Water Intake AO Smith Model ECS50-210 I am a new home owner, trying to learn about the appliances in my home, and their basic ins-and-outs. I know why the T&P Valve is connected, and how it works, generally speaking, but there is a bypass on...
  5. Plumbing
    So as of a couple of days ago, this issue started happening- all of a sudden. Basically I have hot water for about 3 min then it goes lukewarm and starts smelling like an earthy smell. A bit of googling showed that the earthy smell might be from organic material decaying or something- but the...
  6. Plumbing
    A friend of ours had her hot water tank serviced and the plumber explained that to be up to code she needed to add a sprinkler head (because the tank is too close to a wall without sheetrock) and a Floodmaster for the drain pan. I agree with the other code upgrades that he mentioned, like the...
  7. HVAC
    I'm having trouble lowering the temperature on my Honeywell L4103A 1019 Aquastat. I've gotten some help on other forums, including the plumbers forum on DIY, but someone there suggested I try here. I've found this documentation on the aquastat, but as you can see from the picture of mine, it's...
  8. Plumbing
    Good morning. I have the dreaded rotten egg/sulfur smell in my hot water. It was diagnosed as a bad rod in my hot water heater. However, I can eliminate the smell if I change the whole-house water filter every 3-4 weeks. I've been using the el-cheapo ones that should last for months. Would...
  9. Plumbing
    Going to be replacing the water lines in my father in laws house. Taking out the galvanized and replacing with PEX. Also moving the hot water heater (they had it in the bathroom....) to a back room. It is a small house and all of the fixtures are on the way to the hot water heater from...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    My hot water heater keeps tripping the reset button. What is making it do that? Do i have to replace the thermostat or heating element?
  11. Plumbing
    Hey all - new the the forum. Was reading about low water pressure for hot water and lots of folks recommended draining out the tank. I did this a few times and did find quite a bit of small rocks/debris. That said, after shutting off the water supply to the tank and turning it back on, it...
  12. Plumbing
    We own a home with well water and for a little while we have been noticing a rotten egg odor. A few months ago we had a green sand filter installed to remove that (we already have a salt water softener, so now we have two systems). The odor kept coming so after several service calls confirming...
  13. Plumbing
    Hello, The pan under our water heater seems to be corroding. There is a build up of metals or something (see pic 1 below). The heater is less than a year old. Seems an odd spot to corrode, there's no water or anything there, just the controls directly above the spot (pic 2). There also seems...
  14. Plumbing
    Hello, I currently have a Gledhill Pulsacoil 2000 water heater in my 2 bed flat and am having countless issues with it and I have decided to get it replaced - but am not sure where to begin. There is no gas supply in the flat. The heaters are electric and so I do not need a combi boiler...
  15. Plumbing
    So I was trying insert a Tank Saver anode rod through the Hot water outlet and I encountered a lip at the bottom of the threads that the anode wouldn't slip past. After contacting the anode manufacturer I determined that I needed a 29/32" drill bit to properly widen the opening. I didn't have...
  16. Plumbing
    I found a new, in the box, hot water heater but can't seem to find any info. on it. The person selling it sent me a picture of it. All I can read is "PERFECTION". Can anyone help me with a possible brand name (if Perfection is not the brand) or any other info. I'm a little concerned because I...
  17. Plumbing
    Hi all, I just flushed my hot water heater and after turning back on the water, I notice the tank was making quite a bit of fuss while filling up - a lot of rushing water. So I checked the cold water inlet and it was wide open. So I left it there and my hot water heater filled up. I was...
  18. Appliances
    My De-Limer 50 gal electric water heater died the other day. It’s time to replace it since it’s over 20 yrs old. Here’s a pic. I’m thinking of replacing with Home Depot’s GE 40 gal. 9 yr. I’ve never installed a water heater before and looks like I can do it myself. I have a few questions...
  19. Plumbing
    Hi All, I am replumbing my entire house, planning on using PEX. I am on a well and will be installing a new tankless water heater and whole house filter. I guess I want to make sure that when it comes to the flow of the water from the well to the faucets that it goes through each element in...
  20. Plumbing
    I've just received four calls from my kids tonight. I've been working on their plumbing and discovered their one inch line into their house was very clogged with rust. When I put on a new anti siphen valve I loosened a lot of rust into the system. I guess I own all the problems related to...
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