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How to grade usage of power extension cables

I don't know if my question belongs to this community but I'll start here. Long story short, my grandparents were using a small personal heater in their room and used an extension cord to plug it in. ...
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How can I remotely control individual baseboard heaters?

I have a vacation home that sits over winter with electric baseboard heating. When the summer season starts up I want to be able to make sure the baseboard heating is turned off via the breaker so ...
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Water Heaters in Parallel on opposite side of house

We have 2 40 gallon electric Water heaters in Parallel on opposite sides of house. The amount of hot water we are getting from shower time for example leads me to believe we are only getting 40 ...
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Electric water heater tank booster [closed]

My tank booster is set to 120 degrees but the water isn’t hot enough. I want to increase the temperature. I tried using the Allen wrench and turning it counter clockwise but it won’t budge. Am I doing ...
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Why is my heater always flowing some water under the floor?

Looking for some answers about why is there a constant audible hissing and flow in the pipes coming to my heater at home. This is electric model. The pipe that hisses goes along the boiler and down ...
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New Water Heater problems

Hi all and thanks in advance for any help I receive on this. Just installed a new A.O. Smith Signature 100 Electric 50 gal. Made sure to fill tank completely before flipping breaker on. Waited 2 hrs ...
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Why is the neutral blade of my heater blackened?

I live in an old apartment where 2 electrical circuits have been installed, as was standard back then when people only had a few bulbs and maybe a radio set. Central heating works in all rooms except ...
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My bathroom’s baseboard heater will not shut off

I live in an older townhouse that has been updated but the heating system is still wall units in each room controlled by a wall thermostat. However in the bathroom it’s a baseboard heater that is ...
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Can a 1950s floor furnace be removed from below (crawl space)? [closed]

Recently demo-ed hallway desk revealed abandoned 1950s floor heater. Living room side had been patched over, hallway side has floor heater exposed. Is it possible to remove the furnace from below in ...
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Water heater T/P line dripping on side of house?

Overflow pipe from water heater was leaking on side of house. Was told I needed new water heater and expansion tank. Both replaced as well as a new PRV on main line. Still getting a constant drip in ...
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Yellow pilot light on infrared heater

I am using an LP infrared Dyna Glo 30,000btu heater with Mr.Heater dual regulator, and 100lb tank. After needing to get a refill and buy a second 100lb tank for a backup, the pilot light on the heater ...
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Baseboard heater - bleeder valve and?

A plumber installed the following - see picture. I have no plumbing knowledge, but I believe the bigger piece (on the left) is an air "bleeding" valve but what is that red pull valve on the ...
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How to connect Sauna heater to dryer outlet using dryer extension cord

I bought an electrical sauna heater that runs on 220v and I am planning to hook it up to a dryer extension cord - one end of cord into dryer socket (4 prong) and other end cut off and wired into ...
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Can I legally connect a water heater pan drain to a shower drain?

I'm remodeling a bathroom that has a walk-in shower. Adjacent to a shower wall is a closet containing the water heater. The water heater has a pan beneath it but it's not connected to a drain. While I ...
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Should this be part of an oil heater?

I have an old oil heater that emits a faint odor once heated. Thinking it must be just dust burning off, I took it apart and wiped it completely clean of dust, but the odor persists. I've narrowed it ...
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What is this erosion on 5 yr old water heater?

What is this rust erosion on 5yr old water heater? We have lars mascot boiler of that means anything.
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cold water coming out of hot water inlet (water heater)

The hot water heater suddenly stopped heating the water that runs to the house. I'm visiting Puerto Rico tending to my elderly parents and their hot water heater suddenly stopped working. I removed ...
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Adding expansion tank to water heater

I need to replace my water heater tank since it’s leaking. I’d like to add an expansion tank at the same time. Since space is limited, I’d have to install it horizontally. How high do I need to ...
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I can't figure out what this pipe attached to the cold water intake of my water heater is

I have this small pipe attached to the cold water intake of my water heater which I cannot figure out the purpose of. It goes down from the intersection pictured and right into the wall of the outside ...
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Does an electric heater lose efficiency if the elements are rusty/corroded?

I have a pole barn with an electric garage heater to keep it above freezing (I have it set to 40° F and the barn is insulated). Recently I had a major water leak (it didn't freeze, a connector was bad)...
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Water heater T&P valve always draining

Nothing in our system has changed. Now all of a sudden the valve opens and allows water to drain. It fills a gallon bucket twice a day. I replaced the T&P valve and still leaks. Temp is set at 120 ...
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Identifying a bimetal thermostat from an electrical wall heater

Attached are pictures of a bimetal(?) thermostat from an electric heater. The knob broke off, so I need to replace it. Does anyone know the name? Or have a link? https://imgur.com/a/qhaC7Mo
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Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve Leaking

As it got cold outside (not sure if this has anything to do with it), water heater pressure relief valve started dripping water after long hot showers. Trying to figure out if it's just the valve ...
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Will this thermostat work for my wiring?

Here is the wiring from the existing thermostat: The new thermostat is a Wyze. Will this Wyze work with the existing wires? Any help here on how? If this unit won't work for me, what keywords can I ...
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Garage heater wiring

I am getting a garage heater(240v 30a) it is suggested that it is hardwired to the panel. I was wondering if I am able to use the dryer outlet that is in my garage it is rated the same(240v 30)(...
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Is there anything to do with a loud banging electric cove heater?

I bought a house with one of those expensive and "efficient" radiant cover heaters in the masters bedroom. It's electric. However, it is so loud when heating up (or cooling down) with metal ...
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The two sides of my double pole thermostat aren't turning on at the same time [closed]

I have three baseboard heaters connected to a single double-pole thermostat. Two heaters are in series and connected to one 240v pole, the other is a single heater with its own 240v pole. The problem ...
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Bathroom fan/light/heater not working

I just installed a Broan Nutone 765H80L fan/heater/light in my bathroom using a 20 Amp dedicated circuit as directed. I purchased a 3 paddle switch to fit in a 1 gang box and each switch is rated to ...
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Heater and fan don't work at the same time but work fine independently!

I am having a problem with my Frigidaire heater and fan. When the heater starts working fan stops and vice versa. they both work fine independently but not at the same time. It happened after I ...
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Baseboard heater not working despite measuring voltage

I have 240 volts reading on the wire, but heater won't work. I bypassed the thermostat, still won't work. I don't understand, if the power is there, what could be the issue?
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Rancid smell using tankless water heater

We have had our tankless water heater for 5 years, within the last year we have noticed a bad smell coming out of exhaust pipe. The water heater was not vented through the roof instead it vented into ...
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Older 220V heater wire keeps burning out

I have an older 220V heater that came with the house I bought. It worked wonderfully for years, but then a wire burned out and each time I replace it, it burns out again within a week. The original ...
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Why do I hear water running through my water heater until the breaker is turned off? [closed]

I heard water running, so I turned off the main water line outside, but the sound was still apparent. It was coming from the electric water heater and didn't stop until I flipped the breaker to the ...
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Is it dangerous to put expanding foam in home heater ducts?

My house has a centralized gas heater, that pumps the hot air through metal ducts to vents in each room. I discovered that the past owner had previously had a greenhouse, and so there was a duct that ...
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Why did my water stop getting hot and my stove doesn't do anything

Cold water coming from the hot water heater. Changed the bottom heating elament that was bad and let the tank refill. Turned power back on and waited an hour, turned the water on to see if it was ...
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240 volt patio heater on timer won't turn off

We had a 240V ceiling mounted patio heater installed 10 years ago and last year the timer switch started buzzing loudly when the heater was turned on. I swapped out the timer switch with what I ...
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Baseboard heater - how to fill a hole?

I found a hole inside my baseboard heater, by the dial on the right hand side, right where the copper pipe meets the wall. Can I use regular Great Stuff to fill the gap, even if it’s touching the pipe?...
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Rheem KW-18 tripping breaker

I installed a Rheem KW-18 tankless water heater in the house 3-4 years ago. I have never had an issue other than the lights will blink when the water heater is running. We adjusted to that and it's no ...
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Tankless gas water heater exhaust pipe

I installed a tankless gas water heater about 18 months ago. I used polypro for the exhaust pipe as I understand the MA code to require. The polypropylene exhaust pipe extends something like 12 inches ...
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How do I remove the cover and caps on my old electric baseboard heaters?

I cannot find any directions or videos as to how to open up my baseboard heaters. A couple of my heaters are sagging off the wall as the screws holding them to the drywall have pulled away from the ...
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Pump well and hot water heater

I have a few questions honestly. I work away on towboats so I'm away from home a lot when things go bad, my fiance contacted me to let me know the hot water heater is leaking in the house and has been ...
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Why is there a small pump on the cold line above my water heater?

Can someone help me understand what I’m looking at and how it works? Between the expansion tank and my water heater is a T that goes to a Y strainer then a small pump and valve. That line runs ...
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Why is cold water black after water heater install?

Brother in law installed a new water heater today and now all cold water taps and toilets have black smelly water. They ran taps and hoses to try to clear but day later and has not cleared up.
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Question about turning off hot water heater

I have a bad leak in my bathtub faucet. The hot handle. I have a plumber coming but not until the upcoming week. I turned off the water supply to the electric hot water heater and it quit leaking. My ...
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Do heat pump water heaters need to connect to outside for any reason?

My roommate is considering a heat pump water heater, but the HOA doesn't allow a lot of connections on the outside of the house, so we were wondering what connections are necessary. I heard it's ...
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Why is my house getting warmer despite the A/C running?

Temperatures in my house have been climbing despite the A/C running. My condenser unit is running, appears clean, and no brush is growing against it. The pipe into the ductwork above the heater is ...
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2 Wire Heating Unit. Upgrading Thermostat to a Smart tsat

I could really use some help here. Recently, my old Honeywell thermostat (2-wire) gave up on me, so I saw it as an opportunity to upgrade to a smart thermostat. After examining my control board, I ...
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do they make a a exhauster fan for the 3inch double wall hot water exhaust pipe

this is a older home with large trees. at night times we get exhaust gasses from the hot water heater and I would like to find a inline exhaust fan that I can install.
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Pressure spikes causing water heater TPR valve to drip/open

System is a AO Smith power vented 50 gallon gas water heater about 8 years old. 2 gallon Amtrol ST-5 expansion tank (charged to 65 psi) on cold water supply side was installed in December 2022 to ...
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Tankless water heater in line with building hot water

Will a tankless water heater at a bathroom sink on the hot water line shut off once the hot house hot water reaches it?
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