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  1. Plumbing
    Howdy folks, My house was built on a concrete slab in Cali in the late 90's. Copper pipes all run through the slab and stub upwards inside the walls. Water heater and water softener are plumbed in the garage right next to each other, using 3/4" pipe. Right next to the water heater, about 18"...
  2. Plumbing
    I have a Bradford White powered exhaust water heater. Somewhat recently, under operation, it started running for two and a half minutes and then shutting down while showing an air for the pressure / temperature switch fault. After a few minutes it will turn back on and repeat the same cycle...
  3. Plumbing
    First post here. Thank you for the membership. BACKGROUND I have an AO Smith 50-gal water heater. I was having issues with error codes (wouldn't stay lit, faulty thermostat I believe), so I called the company. Since I also had a torn burner screen, AO Smith actually sent over a plumber to fix...
  4. HVAC
    Hello, When I had my HVAC replaced, I also purchased an Aprilaire 700 humidifier that the HVAC company said they would install for me. When they did this it has never actually worked properly, first because they wired it wrong (and placed the sensor/control on the supply rather than the...
  5. Plumbing
    Have an ao smith gas water heat. Came home the other day with the garage flooded and water pumping out where the gas control valve is. Not small dribbles but flowing out. Any one have any ideas of what happens? And how to fix?
  6. Plumbing
    Hi, my water heater is leaking from the bottom. I tried to turn the valve off at the top but it is stuck and won't budge. Turned the water off for the whole house but was hoping I could just turn the hot water off so I could have access to sink and toilet etc. What can I do?
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello I’m new to the field and was wondering if some could explain electrolysis and bonding a water heater and how electrolysis effects a water heater.
  8. Plumbing
    Hello! I am looking at a home purchase. One of the things that came out in the inspection was mold in drywall around water heater. It was suggested it could be cut away and left as is. But I am a little skeptical it’s as easy a fix as this? It appears to be no more than two areas with maybe a...
  9. Plumbing
    Can anyone tell me what part this is that is broken and if it is something that is easy to replace myself?
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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