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Bradford White Water Heater Loud Noise (No vibratrion; Exhaust sound)

Tonight our hot water heater starter making a loud noise that sounded like gas escaping from the bottom of the unit. I've provided a video for reference. I'm an amateur when it comes to this stuff, so ...
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Identify voltage by looking into gang box

I was replacing few of my old manual thermostats with smart thermostats. While installing the new ones, I noticed that some of the gang boxes have 4 wires (2 black, 2 red). Some of them have 6 wires (...
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Unvented gas heater shuts off (along with pilot) after running a while

My new 30K btu Empire heater lights and burns fine but after a few minutes the flame gradually gets smaller then an audible click and it shuts off with the pilot going out too. I haven't had chance ...
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Connecting two thermostats in parallel to control old millivolt wall gas heater

Hello I have a very old propane wall heater on a vacation home. It is a "millivolt" type that does not require external power (no battery, no 24 VAC, no 110 VAC). It is a simple 2 wire system. No C ...
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Can I connect a tankless water heater with 3/4“ connections to my 1/2” plumbing?

I have 1/2" pipes from the water meter throughout the house with two full baths. Every fixture installed is fed by 1/2" line and doesn't have pressure problems. Soon I will need to replace my hot ...
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Is 10/2 cable appropriate for a 240V, 30A garage heater outlet?

I would like to add a garage heater (Cadet "The Hot One" - 5000/3333watts - two settings) I currently do not have any 240v access in my garage. My main panel is in my basement and my garage is ...
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Gas wall heater issues

Why does my gas wall heater turn on and off intermittently when the switch is off? It's NOT the fan turning on and off Its the flames coming on then quickly going out! Why? and thank you!
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Electric Heater

I'am installing a 240v heater which has a built in thermostat.I am hanging it from the garage ceiling.To adjust the thermostat you either have to be 8' tall, or use a ladder every time you change the ...
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How to light the pilot for an old Gas Heater

We have moved in to a new home (new for us!) and we noticed that there was no heat coming from the base board. I tried to read the instructions on the Gas Heater in the basement and it talks about the ...
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Use water heater water when input supply has been shut off

The town has shut off water due to major water line break. How can I use the water in my water heater to, for example, flush my toilet?
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I12 eccotemp tankless water heater

I am getting ready to install an Eco temp i12 tankless water heater. From what I have heard there is a possibility of cold air backdrafting through the direct vent and into the water heater, thus ...
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Baseboard Heater ( no thermostat )

I have a baseboard heater in my bathroom. It doesn't have a thermostat on the heater itself and there isn't one on the wall either. When I want heat I have to turn on the breaker feeding that heater. ...
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Part identification: Thermal cutoff within baseboard heater

We had a contractor paint our baseboard heaters with white thermal paint. He gutted the radiator's electrical components, in order to prepare the chassis for painting. In doing so, he snipped what he ...
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Water Heater Help

I was woken to a pop and a electrical burning smell. Upon inspection I found the water heater breaker tripped. When I checked out the water heater I found whats pictured. My question is the cold water ...
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Fluctuations in electricity use while we are on vacation

We went on vacation for two weeks recently and I noticed that our PG&E bill had some unusual behavior. Our overall bill wasn't that much lower than it was when we were home. Different days had ...
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Convert gas wall heater to inset fireplace

This wall heater is running on gas and has an electrical control. It is actually in front of the brick vent behind This is in the attic as the vent connecting on top Obviously this wall heater is ...
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Chronic Flame Sensor Failure - Furnace and Water Heater

My house is 9 years old. About 5 years ago the Lennox gas furnace began to go into lockout. The problem was diagnosed as a dirty flame sensor. Shortly after, the same problem occurred with the Rheem ...
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Fixing propane heater pilot ignition; spark misfiring?

So... I've got a pretty old heater somewhat similar to the picture below. It wasn't coming on so I took it apart, cleaned it (it was full of soot, corrosion and clogged) qnd changed the gas regulator (...
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gas water heater howls when gas is on

I had to move my Bradford gas water heater ,when I moved it back i get a howling sound.Removing the pilot window plate stops the noise but what could be causing it?
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Heater 240 wiring question

I am looking to hook up my electric heater. I have a line that was used for an electric dryer and not being used. Can I divert the wires to the heater? I would like to hook it up with 2 hot wires ...
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Overflow line tied with Condensate Line

had a house inspection done and the inspector told that Irregular materials were used, I am attaching a pic. how much work is it to repair it? is it a easy fix? Thank you
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how would I hook up this 9kw heater?

I have a 9kw heater I want to hook up. There is a 3x8 AWG (w/ ground) cable going to and from the heater's control panel. The cable connects to a a 40 amp breaker, with the red and black on either ...
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Can I keep my propane tank valve open?

I just bought a new Portable Fireplace and it can contain the propane tank inside it. I also bought some firestones to put in the fire area. The only problem with this is that if I want to turn on/off ...
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HOT FEED ONLY 240v Thermostat

I have 2 electric 240v baseboard heaters w a single pole thermostat fed by a single 12/2 cable always hot. Purchased Honeywell double pole mechanical replacement - do I need to run another 12/2 or ...
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Baseboard Heater Quieting

I just purchased a home and am going through the process of correcting deficiencies and such. In two bedrooms, I have some rather loud baseboard heaters. I understand it's likely due to expanding and ...
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Does anyone know what this type of furnace/heater is called?

I have this old style of heating but I cannot find any information on it. Can anyone help? It's gas and just sorta gets hot heating the house. No blower, no ducts, just the exhaust. The brand on the ...
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Removing old baseboard heaters and thermostat

I read some of the other responses to similar questions. But I also need to know about the thermostat that controls the heaters I removed. Is it acceptable to cap the wires to the thermostat and ...
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Trane Furnace Fan Works, But Heater Won't Run

As stated, my heat isn't coming on. When this started: Everything has been all fine and dandy all winter. The other day I ran the fan only for a few hours without the heat. After this, my heat ...
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I have a heatstar propane heater the pilot light goes out when turned up

The pilot light goes out when I turn it up to burner 1 setting. It pops a couple of times trying to relight then nothing.
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Why does the t&p valve on gas water heater open when the tank is filled?

Put a new t&p valve on my water heater and as soon as it fills up the valve opens why would this happen?
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Why isn't my water heater heating after element and thermostat replacement?

I have an A.O. Smith 50 gallon water heater I replaced the upper and lower thermostat and element and still not getting hot water I notice that if I close the valve on the hot water it will heat but ...
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What's wrong with my heater?

My heater only turns on if the temperature inside the home is 68 degrees or above. If the temperature inside the home is below 68 degrees, I can hear the thermostat click when I turn on the heater but ...
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Sheared off water heater drain valve. Advice

Here are some pictures of the damage. https://imgur.com/a/mxfBh0c If I could just get it out, I could replaced the valve easy peasy. Lefty loosey with a pipe wrench and whammo. Maybe I shouldn't ...
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Portable indoor heater for emergency [closed]

I am looking to buy a gas based indoor heater that I can use in emergency. I have an existing gas log fireplace but it is not modern and I am worried that in an emergency it will lead to a loss of ...
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Figuring out electrical connections for THREE electric baseboard heaters with single pole thermostats

I recently purchased a home (triplex) and in the basement unit, which is a one bedroom apartment, there are three baseboard heaters (bedroom, washroom, and living room). The issue is that the living ...
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Cold feed through hot side of water heater?

Edit: Based on response, I needed to clarify a few things... I was recently trying to drain my hot water tank. I turned off the cold supply, opened up a few hot faucets, started draining, but it ...
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Water heater relief valve pipe routing

Can the drain pipe from a water heater's temperature / pressure relief valve be plumbed such that some part of it can be higher than the T&P valve itself? Or must the piping always remain below ...
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Propane wall furnace not firing

I have a propane wall furnance that is'nt firing, the thermostat is not appearing to trigger the unit. The pilot is fine and the thermostat is a simple unpowered one with mercury that appears to be in ...
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When the apparent Upstairs uses their central heating

Upstairs uses their central heatingWhen the neighbors upstairs and use their central heating it affects my apartment blowing air into my apartment is this supposed to happen
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Do I need a mixing valve in my boiler/water heater system?

My hot water seems to run out sooner in the winter than in the warmer months. This has been the case for the 5 years I’ve lived here. Last year seemed worse and this year though seems like even more ...
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Adding dedicate circuit to old panel

I want to add a dedicated circuit for a wall heater in the bathroom. Attached is a picture of my power panel. How do I tell if I have enough room to add to my existing panel? Housing is currently knob ...
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Increasing water temperature in water heater

What advantages do you get by increasing water temp on dual thermostat water heater?
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USA equivalent of European Lot 20 portable heater efficiency standard?

Lot 20 is a directive from the EU which relates to heating - all space heaters now have to comply with a minimum energy efficiency standard to reduce their consumption and emissions. Lot 20 is aimed ...
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How long you can keep gas furnance heater bypassing thermostat

Thermostat is broken but needed to heat the house. I decided to jump R and W wires to get some heat this cold night. The question is for how long I can run the heater (gas)? Is it Ok to leave it on ...
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Electric baseboard heater thermostat.

My the upstairs of my house is filled with electric baseboard heaters that use these thermostats that are mounted right on each heater. My house is a bungalow and the upstairs gets no heat or AC. ...
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Carrier Furnace 58STX110-14122 fan starts the first time, but fails to start at subsequent calls for heat

On a Carrier Furnace model #58STX110-14122, when the initial call for heat comes on, everything works just fine in the following order: Thermostat sends a call for heat Draft Inducer motor kicks on ...
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Properly venting water heater

My water heater vent runs to the basement wall. Right underneath (maybe 6 inches) is an opening (I’m not sure if that runs to where the vent goes out or not). Attaching a picture. Is there any reason ...
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Gas water heater turn off the gas valve and water, but leave the thermostat at low level, will this cause some issue?

GAS water heater, I turn off the gas valve and water, but leave the thermostat at low level, didn’t turn it off. I will back the house in 10 days, Will this cause any issue?
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HVAC experts - what do you think about my coils? Furnace showing more than 144 degrees

I have two furnaces - one for each floor. One of the furnaces that were replaced within a year keeps blowing cold air randomly. I would reset it by turning the main power switch off/on and then it ...
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Is it safe to install a wire nut inside a base board heater?

My baseboard heater has its junction box built into it, meaning there are wire nuts in a section of the heater. However the ground has been broken off more interior / near the heating element. I ...