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Answer to Question asked originally That appears to be unused piping that goes nowhere now. The valves were shutoffs for whatever was that direction. The pipes appear to be capped now, meaning the valves have no function now. Answer to question as Edited These pipes and valves still have no purpose. Take the picture you posted to your maintenance people ...


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I am disappointed that you cut down the old stand as it would have been acceptable as a base for a new platform. The reason the old stand was raised (as your new platform should also be) was to keep the burner elevated. The burner is a source of ignition for flammable vapors that could be potentially present in utility areas or other low lying areas; ...


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Yes, most larger "whole-house" units require two or even three circuits. Problem is most of those require two or three 40, 50 or even 60 amp circuits. You will have to do some research to find one that will supply your needs but only requires three 30A circuits. I will say, don't get your hopes up.


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This appears to be corrosion which is caused by the dissimilar metals. Installing a dielectric union between the two pipes should solve the issue. There already appears to be a union installed on the cold water supply line. Installing one of these unions should put an end to the corrosion you are seeing. They come in a variety of configurations. You will ...


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With a gas water heater there could be whoosh of air pressure change just as the heater comes on to heat the water. That could in turn create a suction and then a release as the air pressure re-equalizes that makes the door come open. Mitigation of the problem may be as simple as putting a catch on the door that has a stronger detent. Or if possible install ...


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These are all signs that the tank has corroded through. Looks like you should be in the market for a new hot water tank.



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