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Question? Gas water heater always lit the burner or no lit before it kick on again to the desire themperature.
Alternate opinion here. People do not use hot water continuously. They have moments of activity when they shower, wash clothes or do dishes. The rest of the time, the water in the pipes cools off. You know the drill: How long the hot water takes to get hot, depends on the inventory (volume) of water in the pipe. Pipe volume is the square of diameter. ...
Interesting. In Canada the cable you need exists (2 conductor 12 or 10 AWG, red and black jackets, with bare ground), is commonly used to wire baseboard heaters at 240V and 20A, and can be found at any HomeDepot. The cable is even made in USA! See here for 12 AWG: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.electrical-cable--copper-electrical-wire-gauge-122---romex-...
You are allowed to use a white wire for a hot wire, but you need to mark it with tape at both ends. The tape can be any color besides white, gray, green or copper, as those denote other things. If you want to be fancy and use wire natively colored the official colors, use 10/3. Wire-nut or tape the unused neutral. If your heater is 16 amps or ...
You can move the water heater to just about anywhere that would be convenient. However, it is not a good idea to reduce the size down from 3/4" to 1/2" directly off of the tank. You will likely run into issues with water pressure. In branch plumbing, it is best to keep the size of the pipe at its maximum until it branches off to a specific fixture. Most ...
It depends on how much you want to spend, how old your water heater is and what kind of water you have. The aluminum rods are usually the cheapest followed by magnesium. The combination rods I don't have much faith in as the least noble metal is eaten away first. powered rods that will last a lifetime are very expensive due to the platinum wire used. Your ...
I just double checked my state rules ,,, all over pressure / temp valves must vent/ exhaust outside a habitual space. If inside the house it needs to go out of the living space. in the garage I think it said 6" above the slab maybe 6' but it was allowed to vent on the slab.
I ended up going to a different supply store. I bought a new Temperature and Pressure relief valve (A Watts brand) since they didn't have just the pressure relief valve. I was able to very easily unclip the temperature probe (it was held in by a small little metal clamp.). The new one is also rated for 150psi. I installed it, turned the water on and voila! ...
Yes. If you run the heater without water, the elements will burn out. Unless the heater has a safety limit, that prevents it from running empty.
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