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Turn off water heater as well during winter?

If I am going on vacation for an extended period during winter (it occasionally gets below freezing here), should I turn off water valve AND the gas water heater or just turn off the main water valve? ...
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Why my baseboard heater won’t turn with new thermostat?

I have a pair of electromod basement heater. The label on each of them show them show 750/1000W. Power supply to this is 240V I am trying to replace the old manual thermostat with a progrmabale one. ...
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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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How do I reduce the capacity of a solar water heater tank

I have a solar water heater system that takes a lot of sun hours to warm up and that cools down too fast. I live in Puerto Rico, so the outside air temps and sun hours are not the problem. After 10 ...
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Do I need to prepare my boiler for the water being shut off at mains?

We have a brand new boiler and hot water heater. The city is turning our water off at the main for approximately 6+ hours for maintenance. Do I have to do anything? They’re both run on natural gas. ...
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Base electric heater safety/precaution

I have a base heater that is installed in a wall (dry wall). I noticed that after a while the wall right above the heater gets very hot to the touch. My concern is that this could be a fire hazard. ...
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Why does hot air from my fan heater stop after 4 to 7 seconds?

Product: Challenge fan heater: model E9907R-N -- 230-240V -- 50 Hz -- 2750-3000W. While off, something fell through the grid. I opened the fan heater to remove it. It now doesn't blow hot air (...
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Any ideas for reattaching these baseboard heaters to the wall?

This baseboard heater (Hunter Heatmaster Convection Baseboard Heater - Model 35514) has come away from the wall. Its twin is having a similar problem. It seems neither was installed using a drywall ...
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Gas water pipe corrosion… Can It be fixed?

My gas water heater pipes have corrosion at the copper to galvanized metal connection. Can it be fixed, and if so with what and how?
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Replaced HVAC Transformer, still have no output voltage

My HVAC stopped working, no matter what state the thermostat is in there is no fan, no compressor, no heat, etc. Using a multimeter, I found that the output voltage on the transformer was 0V. ...
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Water Heater Replacement - Old unit with AC Lines?

Been a lurker for awhile but now need a bit of help. Recently bought a house (Built 1992) with an original 20+ year old AO Smith short boy water heater. Still works, another win for AO Smith however ...
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Tankless water heater - Electric issue

I have a AuqaPower Tankless water heater I installed myself 2 years ago. I used the old wire from old (tank) water heater and I ran a new wire for the 2nd place. It has worked great for 2 years and ...
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can I replace a gas wall furnace with a gas pot belly stove?

Wall furnace on interior wall with hotwater heater behind the wall. Burns open to air. Stoves I am seeing online require exhaust or be placed on exterior side wall. Am confused about my options. ...
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Replaced Thermostat, Furnace worked for 1 cycle now blows cold

Hello I just replaced my old White-Rodgers thermostat because it just wasn't working consistently (sometimes it would turn on the furnace, but mostly it wouldn't). I swapped it with a White-Rodgers ...
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Why won't my outdoor patio propane heater light?

No propane is coming out and we did replace the valve from the tank. Any idea why it will not light?
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My gas heater relief valve keeps blowing, is the circulator installed backwards?

So I had a contractor put in a new circulator last season. Its a honeywell PC3F. I tried turning my heater on for the first time this season and the relief valve blew. I tried replacing that and ...
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Do I need to add a protective layer to insulation for wall heater?

I am going to install a 4000 watt wall heater to an add on. It is the kind of wall heater that is seated in the wall. i also plan to install insulation in between my wall studs. there will be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Envi Heater and safe distance to hang art

We just moved into a place that has an Envi wall heater. I am concerned that I can't hang art above the unit. A search on their FAQ does not indicate what is a safe distance to hang art above the unit....
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water heater circuit requires a ground connection

Purchased a British Standard water heater with 3 supply connections -live, neutral and earth. The circuit design requires a ground. Tried to fix the water heater in Philippines which only has 2 pin ...
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Why won't my furnace turn on?

My furnace will not turn on. Unless: Switch off. Unplug Fresh Air Intake Motor (a MagneTek ). Turn on (hear a click). Plug motor back in. Heat fires. Blower distributes Its a ...
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Hose for bleeder valve on baseboard heater

Is there an hose attachment I can buy to help bleed a single baseboard heater valve?
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Gas heater fan noise

I have a CF653C-H Cozy wall gas heater ..The fan runs fine , except when it shuts down , it clicks 15 to 20 times before stopping . At least I am guessing its the fan, could also be the motor ..But ...
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How far does bookcase have to be next to baseboard heater?

How far does furniture have to be from the side of a baseboard heater? My bookcase will be 2 inches from the side of the baseboard heater, I would like it to be closer so I can use the outlet on the ...
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Connecting 30 Water Heater with 15 Gallon Under the Counter

Could someone point me in the right direction how to install a 30 gal water heater with an existing 15 gallon under the counter water heater? It would be installed in the carport storage room beside ...
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Replace gas patio heater with what size electric?

I currently has a propane gas patio heater. Its design allows a massive amount of heat to escape upward instead of being reflected downward due to its use of combustion to produce heat. I would like ...
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Shower water temperature has changed in 2 of our upper level bathrooms…one is scalding hot & one is freezing cold!

We have 3 upper level bathrooms where the shower temp has drastically changed in "2" of them. Our master bedroom shower all of a sudden only puts out only COLD water & my son's shower is scalding ...
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Downstairs & upstairs central heating on, water heater pilot turns off

I normall only turn on one central heating at a time upstairs or downstairs but when accidentally both are on, the minute that happens my water heater pilot goes off. This is proven fact. I can only ...
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Why does my non-vented gas fireplace turn off after a few minutes?

I have a non vented gas fireplace, brand new, it has a screen on the front and logs. The pilot light is strong and stays lit, however the main flames turn off after a few minutes even when the ...
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Geyser holds too much water

I have a gravity fed system. The geyser takes 300L which uses a lot of energy to heat. I only switch it on to heat in the evening. Is there any way one can lower the ball valve so it takes less water ...
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Upgrade to a tankless heater

My water heater went out and I'd like to replace it with a tankless. Electrical setup is as follows: A.O.Smith 50gal water heater - 1, 30amp double pole breaker Tankless needs - 2, 40amp double pole ...
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Why does my heater have a weak flame after restarting?

I have a Intertherm M1M It runs great one time then gives a weak flame (after the flame goes out) after reaching temp. I changed the igniter/temp sensor (one unit). I replaced the main board also. ...
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Baseboard heater install from room to room?

I am looking to install 240v electric baseboard heaters which will be fed with 12-2 on 20 amp breakers. I did my amperage calculation 4000/240v = 16.6 amps. So with that said I can run all my heaters ...
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Powervent Water Heater Has Cold Air coming into Vent

I have just had a new powervent water heater installed by a licensed plumber. All looks well and runs well except the fact that there is a big draft coming back into the vent while the blower is not ...
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water heater gas

I lit the pilot and the burner kicked on nicely, when I went to replace the safety/dust pilot access cover, I bumped the pilot tube and thermocouple ever so slightly and the gas valve clicke off, ...