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Why do space heaters make the air smell like that?

My parents live in a country house and they've got a bunch of space heaters of various designs. Some of them are: Heating coil and a fan (hot air blower) Oil-filled battery Flat electric battery (no ...
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Can I have an electric dryer, a washer, furnace, and gas water heater all in one laundry room?

Can I have an electric dryer, a washer, furnace, and gas water heater all in one laundry room? Basically, my electric dryer is on the far outside wall. Almost literally against it, the dryer vent ...
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Why should an electric heater not be daisy-chained?

I bought an electric heater such as this one: The manual mentions this part: The heater should not be connected to adapters or an outlet multiplier. The heating device should not be placed ...
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2 pipes going into the cold side of my water heater

Anyone know why I would have 2 pipes going into the cold side of my hot water heater?!
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Propane heater goes out at nite

O have a new propane wall heater in my new shop with a new low pressure reg. The heater works well during the day but when I go out at 8 am the heater is out pilot is out also. I live at 7030 feet, I ...
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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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Wifi Thermostat to Reznor Garage Heater. No “C” wire connection on terminal strip

I just had a 75000 btu Reznor UDAP garage heater installed. Can I run a "C" wire for a smart thermostat if I don't have a C connection on the terminal strip? There is a C connection on the circuit ...
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Can't shut off towel heater?

I've just moved into this house and there is no way to twist these two knobs. How do I shut off this towel heater?
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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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Multiple in-wall bathroom heaters on same circuit

I am designing the electrical for a new-construction home. Targeting NEC 2017. I have two bathrooms, each of which will have an in-wall heater. The heaters run on 240V and draw 8 amps each. I would ...
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High water pressure issue from hot water heater

Hoping someone can help me with this weird issue I am having with the water pressure at my house (at least seems weird and mysterious to me). This is an issue that started happening about 6 months ago....
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Is my furnace limit switch tripping due to a flawed coil installation?

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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(SOLVED) What is a whining, high pitch sound coming from my furnace when heat kicks in

EDIT: SOLVED. IT WAS THE FLEX CONNECTOR. THANKS EVERYONE. My gas furnace makes a high-pitched whining sound when the burners turn on (when I can see fire). A repair man came and told me it may be that ...
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Central Oil Heater only starts when fan is on

My heater stopped working. It started after I put the fan on. Then it was running for days after I stopped the fan but suddenly stopped working. Once again I had to put on the fan to start the ...
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Motion detector switch affected by heater?

We have a 35X50 shop that was recently built and it is lit with LED lights in the ceiling controlled by a motion sensor switch on the wall by one of the man doors. The switch is not close to the ...
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How can I control a 240V heater from a pushbutton timer switch?

I am installing a new in-wall bathroom heater (240V - 6.7A). I want to put the heater on a timer rather than a thermostat. This will keep people from cranking the thermostat WAY up and leaving it that ...
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240V wiring and a thermostat

Newbie here. I do a bit of home electrical work at the most basic level. (Replacing outlets and switches. Running a new line off an existing outlet. Nothing that would even elevate me to an amateur ...
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My brand new hot water baseboard heater doesn't give off much heat

My home was recently converted from oil to gas and from old school radiators to hot water baseboard. All of the other baseboards in the house get very hot, except for the one in the living room. It ...
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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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Water heater pilot lights but burner doesn't ignite

My hot water tank heater won't work. I held the knob thing down, clicked the ignite button, and the flame came right on, but the status light won't flash and I don't know what's wrong. :( Any help ...
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Ends of 25' 12/3 and short 14/3 extension cords get warm with 1500W heater

I've 'tested' three listed extension cords, one at a time, by plugging a 4 year old 1500W fanned heater ($10 at Home Depot) into a 20 amp house circuit (no other appreciable load). The cords: orange ...
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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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Keeping washing machine lines warm in a cold garage

A month or two ago I installed a washer in my uninsulated garage. Now that we're getting some very cold weather coming up I'm worried about the rubber water lines freezing. I did put some foam ...
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Why would a patio heater slowly die out over time?

I have a propane (not LP) patio heater similar to this one... using a 20-lb. propane tank... I have an issue where the flame will slowly die down over a period of time. Let's say within 30 minutes ...
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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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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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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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Gas fireplace flame won't stay on; both flame and pilot go out

I have a Charmglow 300TQ unvented gas fireplace. It worked beautifully until I had the 100 lb bottled gas tank refilled three days ago. I am now having two problems, which I imagine are related: 1) ...
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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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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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Low hot water pressure

I have a gas water heater. Put in in 09. Low after pressure in all faucets. Have drained water heater, changed piping to pex and new pressure valve. Still same low pressure. Could it be heater itself?
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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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How can I build custom air ducts for an in-wall heater?

I have a in-wall heater just like this one: (source: oly5star.com) It sucks cold air from lower part of vent, heats inside, and blows it out in the upper part of the vent. Now I have the basic ...
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Should I use 12/2 or 12/3 to wire a 220V electric baseboard heater and thermostat?

When I bought my baseboard heaters, thermostats and 220V breakers I was advised to get 12/3 wire. When I attempted to install the heaters I found that the thermostats, heaters, and even breakers have ...
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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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Water heater pilot tube keeps getting condensation in it

I have take line loose a couple times to blow it out but the condensation keeps coming back and causing the pilot light to go out...it does stay lit for a while after I clear the condensation...maybe ...
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Do I need a pump for my water heater discharge pipe? [closed]

I was wondering do I need a special upflow pump for the hot water discharge on my water heater. I have a finished basement and want to set it up so if the heater blows off it will pump outside. My ...
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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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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 ...