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  1. Plumbing
    Can anyone tell me what part this is that is broken and if it is something that is easy to replace myself?
  2. Appliances
    Hi everyone Since this morning I have had no hot water (from all my faucets). My water heater is in the back of the attic, and I would like to go and check it (carefully) to see if I can troubleshoot on my own, but not sure I can. Is there a U-tube or advice on here that you can give me...
  3. Plumbing
    Hi all - My water heater has a T off from the hot line that runs though a pressure relief valve, and eventually exiting outside on my patio. I'm not sure why it's there but maybe the original builder (about 22 years ago) did that because there's no drain in case the heater's TPR valve triggers...
  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
    A few weeks ago I noticed that water was leaking from the pipe that runs out of the emergency pressure release valve on my water heater. I did some research and came to the conclusion that either the valve was defective or the expansion tank was defective. I did a visual inspection of the...
  6. Plumbing
    Hello, I'll try to keep this as short and straight forward as possible. This past winter, after many years of working perfectly, my Bradford White 40gal Gas Water Heater began to short cycle and would rarely satisfy the thermostat when called upon. I researched the issue exhaustively, did...
  7. Plumbing
    I have a basic conventional 50gal gas water heater and a pretty standard copper plumbing setup. I want to add a thermostatic mixing valve at the water heater. I've heard I need check valves on the hot and/or cold lines into the mixing valve? Why? I don't understand why I would check valves with...
  8. 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...
  9. Plumbing
    ...except when they're not! I installed a new tankless natural-gas waterheater on a time-crunch, which means I didn't get to do it "right." It works, but I need to take care of a couple of important things, and I could use some advice. First, the vital statistics. The new water heater is...
  10. Electrical
    Hi, I called an electrician to a condo unit and this is the first time interacting with him. The water heater had tripped a circuit breaker and looks like 2 of the wires are burned and only a slight burn on the plastic of the thermostat. I had called him because I thought a simple 10-gauge...
  11. Plumbing
    I am replacing a basement water heater (leaking and 20+ years old). The TPR valve goes to a 3/4 copper down and ends around 6" above the floor. I assume that this met code when it was done; does this arrangement still meet code or do I need to route it to a floor drain? Nearest floor drain is...
  12. Plumbing
    I've seen several comments about having to have an 18" copper or other lead before connecting Pex to a Water Heater. I want to know if a PEX Manifold must be located 18" away from an electric water heater. My reason is this: I have to repipe a 1964 mobile, and want to use PEX from water supply...
  13. Plumbing
    Gas Water Heater. We have owned the home about six years. Home is about 20 years old. Likely this is the original water heater. Unknown if Anode was ever replaced. I'd like to replace the anode rod. I put a socket on the bolt and tugged a bit with my bar. Clearly that was not enough to get it...
  14. Plumbing
    Plumbing Issues I have two 40 gallon water heaters in the attic. My Neighbor came by and told me that something from my property was flooding his backyard. I called a TV plumber and they wanted $4,000 to replace two 40 gallon water heaters I told him, I don't think so! I went to turn off the...
  15. Electrical
    I have an AO Smith Water Heater (Model: ECS-50-210). 30A 240V. I had to move it, temporarily, for maintenance around the water heater. Without thinking, I disconnected the wiring without marking it:/ When I went to hook it back up, I noticed that there is 10/3 wiring without a ground (Red...
  16. Appliances
    Hi All, Hot water heater here quit day before yesterday. I tried to relight pilot light but it doesn't stay lit. The piezo igniter lights the pilot light but after pressing and holding in the pilot supply button for a couple of minutes it goes out again when released. It is model Bradford...
  17. Plumbing
    I have a gas tanked water heater in an upstairs closet venting upward out through the roof. I'm considering replacing it with a Gas Tankless system. Years back I was told that venting for my existing water heater would need to be replaced with heavier gauge pipes if I were to go tankless. Was...
  18. Appliances
    looking for cheap and affordable water heater (Tankless)
  19. Electrical
    Ok so I am trying to install an EcoSmart 27kW Tankless water heater. So I bought it new 3/28/17 from HomeDepot for $410... I used Homedepos "Match and beat" policy. Amazon had it listed for $455.77. So my house is currently set up with two panel boxs. Neither of them have a main disconnect...
  20. Appliances
    The top thermostat of my 45 Gal Low Boy WH has shorted out due to a small leak at the top of the WH (I don't know from where). I'm wondering if I can temporarily by-pass the top thermostat and just wire directly to the bottom thermostat? This WH is used for a DW, 2 faucets,& a rarely used...
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