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Water Heater cold water inlet pipes water directly into a drain?

I just moved into a home I recently purchased. One of the strange things is this with water heater It makes a lot of noise It drains water from the cold water inlet directly into a drain on the floor ...
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How should I fix this wiring?

I’m replacing baseboard heaters in my house and the first one went in fine. The second however is causing a bit of an issue. When I took this heater out two sets of three wires were connected to this ...
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Can I use 18/5 thermostat wire to connect a thermostat to a baseboard heater?

Cadet Electric Baseboard heater safely hard-wires for 1500-Watt at 240-Volt or 1125 Watt at 208-Volt Thermostat controls up to 5280-Watt at 240-Volt or 2640-Watt at 120-Volt Easily replaces most line ...
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Upgrade wall heater inside Cadet FWC can [closed]

The Cadet FW wall heater with 1984 manufacturing date just shorted as I was cleaning it last night, ruining the coils. Is there a product out there for which I can reuse the existing FWC wall can? ...
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What is the reason for electric heaters saying to never use an extension cord?

Virtually all electric heaters that I've seen say to never use them with an extension cord and this advice seems to be echoed by fire safety organizations and such. However, I'm curious about exactly ...
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When do I use 0.3" and 0.5" w.c. drop MDPE Natural Gas pipe sizing tables?

As a disclaimer, I'm working closely with my inspector and I'm going to subcontract my gas plumbing work to a professional - I just like to do my homework first so I know what's going on, what to ...
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Wiring smart thermostat with existing wire?

I've had a thermostat(2xAAA powered) for my gas heater wired via two wires from the second to first floor. My question is I'm looking into the actual wire that is in the wall and it looks like either ...
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Electric or Propane Heater for bed bug extermination?

We have a bed bug issue and have found out that heat is the best way to kill them. Would it be better to use an electric heater or a propane heater? How long would it take for each to heat up a ~200 ...
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Can I use a 240v baseboard heater wires for a 230v outlet receptacle?

I have an old Intertherm 240v hard-wired baseboard heater and would like to take the wiring and convert it into a 230v outlet instead. The heater is connected to 3 wires, white, black, and a ground. ...
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Tankless hot water smells

We bought a house with a Rinnai RUC98 tankless hot water heater already installed. We didn't notice anything about the water at first except only that when we did laundry, the dried clothes smelled ...
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Can the condensation line (using a condensate pump) of a basement hybrid water heater be connected to a waste line directly above the water heater?

The water heater is an 80 gallon Rheem Hybrid Heat Pump device. The waste line that is directly above the water heater is a 3” Schedule 40 pipe that feeds into a 4” Schedule pipe that goes to the ...
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Can I build a small basement under wood cabin and add an electrical boiler 30L for shower and sink?

Can I build a small basement under wood cabin and add an electrical boiler 30L (e.g. Ariston Andris) for shower and sink that would be at ground floor?
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Why does my Rheem Performance Plus Gas Water Heater make a clicking sound just until water is running hot?

Our relatively new Rheem Performance Plus Gas Water Heater makes a clicking noise when you first turn on the hot water. Once the water has reached the correct temperature the clicking stops. When I ...
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Repairing/salvaging fan forced heater

I have fan forced heater (Pelonis HF-1030TB) that recently starting giving off burning smells whenever I turned on the heat. I opened it and saw that one of the contacts was burnt. Can someone please ...
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Bathroom 3 in 1 switches in seperate locations

Intent: To have heater/exhaust/light unit installed with the light switch separate from the heater/exhaust. Why? I have a light/exhaust on one switch (next to door), but would like a 3 in 1. The ...
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How do I get my pool heater up and running?

Anyone know how I can turn on the pool heater? I provided a video of everything here: https://youtu.be/s8bLVnTt5dk Model is a Purex triton minimax 400 Note: when I turned the pool heater on in the ...
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Install towel warmer on a thermostat

I am considering purchasing this towel warmer Model AN-5309 for my bathroom. I am setup to hard wire the device. I would like to attach this to a programmable wall thermostat. Can anyone confirm ...
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Towel bar above wall-mounted convection heater

I am building a cozy bathroom in my basement. Due to the limited space, I am planning to install a towel bar directly above a wall mounted convection heater. Should I be worried of fire hazards of ...
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Can't isolate my water heater with shutoff valve

My water heater has a shutoff valve at the cold inlet. The shutoff valve was closed and cold water line was disconnected from the water heater. I wanted to restore water to the house while I work on ...
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Install Tankless water heater in the cold line

During cold season almost all the time we need to wait for hot water coming from the water heater to our faucets, showers etc. I want to install tankless water heater in the cold line as a ...
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My new Dyna-Glo heater won't stay consistently lit. How can I fix it?

The first time I installed this heater in a house it worked perfectly. It never went out unless we turned it off. Two months later I moved and installed it in my new house and now it either stays on ...
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Am I able to replace these water valves on my hot water oil heater?

We just moved into a new house. We had a plumber come out for a non related issue on out oil burning hot water heater and brought these corroded valves to my attention that he said needed to be ...
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Could a Cadet heater release metallic nanoparticles?

I have a few Cadet wall units in my house. (These are about 12x8 in units mounted in the walls.) One of the units has a built-in thermostat and a knob to adjust the temperature. I don't know how old ...
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120V on a 240V, 30 amp circuit? Brain has zero volts

Facts: old Eaton/Cutler Hammer panel with type BR breaker. Double pole 30 amp breaker, 240V, controls two wall heaters and two zone thermostats in two rooms. Heaters and thermostats and my brain got ...
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How to safely connect a gas insert to flexible steel?

With the cold weather coming, we'd like to install a gas insert that we bought a while ago. The gas outlet that's in the fireplace in shown in the picture below. To replace this part would require ...
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Why did HVAC company add a heat outlet register venting into my attic?

I recently had a brand new HVAC system installed in my attic. The furnace is natural gas. The furnace kept shutting down after 7 to 12 minutes, due to "too much air" blowing on heat sensor ...
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Which limit switch controls the blower motor on my furnace?

My blower motor isn't shutting off after my heat shuts off, causing it to blow cold air into my house. I suspect that the fan limit switch is bad, but the furnace has at least four limit switches. ...
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Turn off water supply but leaving heat burner on?

If a house has a water heater for hot water, and a burner for heat (natural gas, baseboard heating). When one goes on vacation in winter and turn off water supply to avoid frozen pipes, should they ...
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Cleaning electric heaters

I own a home heated with the wall mounted wall heaters that need to be cleaned every year. The way it's recommended to clean them is just simply remove the cover and vacuum out to the insides, if not ...
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Why does my humidifier not come on when heat is on?

Our HVAC setup includes a humidifier, but the control board seems to activate it only when the fan is on without heat/cool. Here's how I got to that conclusion: I hooked up my multimeter to the ...
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How to turn on a Honeywell gas heater

I am trying to understand how to turn the heater on in our unit. There is a thermostat on the living room wall that looks like this: And there is a trapdoor below the heater in the wall looking like ...
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i have a pool heater to install the elect lists 208/240-575 vac 60hz 3 phase i have 175 ft from main panel what size sub panel and size wire to feed?

I am going to install a separate sub panel for my pool. currently have a double 60 breaker supplying power to the pool pumps and am not sure if i can upgrade the current feed to accommodate the heater ...
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The gas home heater turns off after some time and wont turn on again unless I lower the thermostat and raise it back up

I just got some info that may help. See this google doc https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VQ5RKnu5wZUIdHfiWDm2ZcqK4KqLm_2zuZBcYDqasQI/edit?usp=sharing There are some wires that look like they ...
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Is it okay to connect two In and Out neutral cables to the same relay point?

Bought a timer for my water heater. It has 4 entries (2 entries each) (left to right): L-in, Lout2, Lout1 and N I am used to having the N for each L. Does it matter if I connect both IN and OUT N to ...
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How can I prevent my instant on hot water heater from starving my furnace of gas?

How can I prevent my instant on hot water heater from starving my furnace of gas? Just installed a new tankless water heater. I have 1 inch gas line going to 3/4 inch gas line reduced to 5/8 gas line ...
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Setting minimum temperature for gas water heater

My gas water heater heats water in its tank to about 60 C for use which is great. But I don't know how to set a minimum temperature so that water does not cool below 30 C. Please help me.
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Need to determine the correct start capacitor for hvac unit

I need to replace the start capacitor in my HVAC unit and I don't see any identifiable markings on it. This unit also has a heat pump. I believe this start cap is for the heater. I found the part ...
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Circuit Breakers for Electric Baseboard Heaters

Living in an apartment for a few years and just now tried to label the circuit breakers. Everything is electric. There is no gas in the building. Oven/Range, Water Heater, Baseboard Heaters, in-wall ...
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covering a baseboard heater gap and fire hazard

I noticed a mouse crawl up behind a baseboard heater. I unmounted the heater and found large holes in the wall. exposing styrofoam insulation. is it a fire hazard to cover the holes with 1/4 inch ...
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Why is the spigot on my oil heater dripping?

We have fuel oil and a Beckett oil burner that heats our house. I just noticed water is dripping out of this hosebib/spigot at the bottom of it: What could be causing this and how can I troubleshoot? ...
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Preventing Water Heater Leak?

I’m about to close on a house next week and the water heater is located in the attic. It’s 17 years old and I’m nervous about the damage it will cause if it ever leaked. I want to replace it with a ...
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Does my heater have an air filter?

I just moved in here, and it's time to use the heater. But looks like there's no actual screw on it, and I cannot open it. As you can see in the pictures, looks like there's no filter as well. How ...
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electrical wiring in panel for heater

what type of wiring and circuit breaker for outdoor patio heater 4000 watts, 240 v. 16.6 amp. Could i use standard 12 ga wire and 20 amp circuit breaker?
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Breaker for 240V baseboard heater, do I need GFCI/AFCI?

I have an old electric 240V baseboard heater. Currently, it is using 2 single pole 20 amp breakers. I am going to change that to a 1 double pole breaker. No neutral is used. Is GFCI and/or AFCI ...
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Add Countdown Timer for Electric Heater

I have a ceiling mounted 240V 30A heater that is currently controlled by its built-in thermostat. The heater is in a workshop (in an out building). The heater is wired using three wires (two hot and a ...
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Is it safe to have 3-switch light-vent-heater on 20 amp circuit with another light switch and a GFCI outlet?

Downstairs bathroom has a dedicated 20 amp crcuit. First in line is a GFCI outlet which trips the downstream light switch (for over mirror light) and a three-switch (for ceiling vent/light/heater ...
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Convection Heater Screeches

I just recently bought one of those really old Galaxy convection space heaters. They have always worked so well. But they screech when they start to heat. Mind you, this product could very well be ...
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outdoor heater wiring wire and circuit breaker

I am installing an outdoor heater that is 3000 watt, 12.5 amp, 240 v. What size breaker and wire should be used?
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how much 3 inch B-vent (double wall) for water heater can be above the roof?

The natural gas venting tables talk about lateral versus vertical rise and pipe diameter, plus the 2 and 10 ft rule for height above the roofline and outdoor vertical walls but they never mention how ...
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Very hot water in the toilets

A nine-floor brick building. Since around Feb. 2020 the entire stack get very hot water in the toilets (when flushing). Additionally - when someone takes a shower, he/she gets extremely hot water for ...

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