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  1. Plumbing
    Master bath tub on 3rd floor does not get HOT water, only tepid. The sinks and showers are so hot you can't stand under them. Can anyone enlighten us to possibilities? Tia!
  2. Plumbing
    thinking of grabbing this Watts unit but my plumber told me he doesn't think it's a great idea to be mixing hot and cold water. i didn't quite understand why. your thoughts? https://www.amazon.com/Watts-500800-Instant-Recirculating-Install/dp/B000E78XHG
  3. HVAC
    wife and i just bought our first, old house. for the radiators in the home are covered in terribly ugly covers. i'd like to remove the covers but unfortunately almost all of them have old, ugly and deteriorating paint. do i have any reasonable options here? our painting contract told us he...
  4. Plumbing
    Hello all, My dad is doing a major remodel of his house (built around 1970). The copper piping has had about 5 pinhole leaks in the last 4 years I'm guessing due to well water eating them up (all the sinks have blue residue). We are considering a full replumb with PEX to prevent future...
  5. Plumbing
    Hi all- I live in a house built ~1998, water heater appears to be original. Takes forever to get hot water to any part of the house, and if you're in the shower you can tell if someone runs water anywhere else in the house due to loss of pressure. I have never experienced "running out" of hot...
  6. Plumbing
    Navien CR-A 240 Tankless Hot Water Heater installed in 2010. Making an unusual clicking sound as heard in linked video. Has anyone heard anything like this? Sound appears to be coming from inlet flow adapter/flow adjustment valve/flow adjustment v/v pipe. Noise begins at 00:15 (sec) in video...
  7. HVAC
    I am finishing my attic. For heat, I'll be tying into my hot-water system. The existing system is composed of old cast-iron radiators and galvanized pipe. I'll tie in with Pex and baseboard heaters to heat the new space in the attic. My question is whether I can place baseboard heaters inside...
  8. Plumbing
    I am trying to find out how to unclog my hot water line feeding my upstairs shower. I had not used the shower in nearly 2 years then went to use it as my second shower is out of commission due to Sheetrock work being done. (No pipes affected) When water pressure wasn't what it used to be and the...
  9. Plumbing
    Hello All, About 2 weeks ago our hot water started getting less and less hot, now it is completely cold. If I turn the cold angle stop off at the sink, so only the hot water line can feed the faucet, and turn it on, water flows. If I turn it to the completely hot setting water flows, but if...
  10. Plumbing
    The hot water pressure is extremely low on my second floor even though the cold is just fine. The hot water tank is only about two years old. I have all copper pipes and the shut valves are opened all the way. There is only one bathroom on the second floor and I have the same problem with the...
  11. HVAC
    Hello all, We just moved into a new house a few months ago, and since then, I've been forced to learn alot about boilers, quickly. It's been issue, after issue. The house has been vacant since spring, and we moved in just in time to turn on the heat. We have a 1960 Richmond (Rheem) natural gas...
  12. Appliances
    I have an A.O. Smith gas water heater model FGR 50 2240. I have been having problems with little white specks of mineral deposit plugging up the filter in my kitchen faucet, and my shower head. Does anyone have any specifics on how this happens, and what to do about it other than replacing the...
  13. Plumbing
    I've searched a few post on electric Hot Water Heaters and I'm still not sure if the answer to my questions isn't already out there. We have a typical plumbing issue where our shower is on the opposite end of the house that our water heater is on. So we run the shower for 3-5 minutes every...
  14. Plumbing
    I have an air lock in my hot water system affecting 1/2 of my house. This arose after a few days of extremely cold weather where I did not use the hot water on that side. Looping the hot & cold on the washing machine did not work. Do you have any suggestions for a cheap fix that does not...
  15. Plumbing
    hot water fills in the toilet So our plumbing is totally backwards upstairs. Cold is on the left and hot is on the right. Even one of our toilets fills with hot water. Recently, we had some water damage on the ceiling of the first floor. I called a plumber and he came out to fix a wax ring and...
  16. Plumbing
    For the past week or two I haven't been able to get any hot water to the kitchen sink if I were to just turn on the faucet to the hot setting. I'd let it run for 20 minutes with no hot water. I get hot water from all other faucets/showers in the house. However, I recently discovered that if I...
  17. Plumbing
    Ok so ill try to make this as short as possible. I installed a new shower and tub, previous to that I couldn't fill my tub with hot water unless I filled it with the shower, if I used the faucet it would come out barely warm. Now I have replaced the copper tubbing valves etc. and neither the...
  18. Plumbing
    I just installed a TED to track my energy usage and I now can see in the graph each of my electric devices and when they turn on and off. Everything seems normal EXCEPT my hot water heater. I started noticing that at night when my basement is COLDER and there was no usage the water heater was...
  19. Plumbing
    In master bath tub the hot water has started to produce black particles, looks like sort of like black dust. No other faucet in house does this, and only the hot tap produces these particles and not the cold side. Any thoughts what could be doing this? This is occurring in our rental place...
  20. Plumbing
    Ok I have been reading and reading about this issue . This is a water heater issue not sulfar in the well water. And it seams my case is not solved by the most obvious fixes. I have lived at this property for 45 years, but last year I had to drill a new well the first went dry. We have 2...
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