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Why doesn't my pressure relief valve work as expected? [closed]

My water heater is 4 years old. I noticed very hot water coming out of all faucets, no cold water and a whistling noise. Added a regulator to stop back flow on cold water. Replaced pressure relief ...
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Is there a type of extension cord I can use with a gutter heater?

I just purchased a gutter heater (yes I know it may not actually work), and the user's manual said not to use an extension cord. We don't have any outlets within the 6 foot range of the cord on the ...
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What size breaker and wire do I need for my garage wall heater?

I am planning on installing a Garage ceiling heater, which has a fan, and 240 volt coil electric heater. This unit is 26 amps, and 6000 watts, and will be installed in my garage, 60 feet from my main ...
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tankless water heater

I am looking at adding a tankless water heater but I don't have enough spaces in my breaker box for the breaker requirements of the heater. It is asking for 3 double pole 40 amp breakers and I am ...
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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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Were my pipes frozen or was my pilot out?

If the pilot goes out on a gas water heater and i turn on "hot water" only at a sink will cold water come out or will no water come out? I already fixed the hot water problem and got it running again ...
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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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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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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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Blower fan works w/ a/c “auto”, not with heat “auto”

I know there are similar questions out there but are there any new ideas? When I turn on my heater, the gas fires up but the fan doesn't turn on. I know the fan is still working because it will turn ...
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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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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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Making my own heater coil [closed]

So I am working on a project to which I need a heater. Currently I am using a cheapo heat gun that I purchased at Harbor Freight which works decently but I would like my heat to be more evenly ...
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King wall heater - fan works but no heat

The other day our King wall heater stopped working. The fan spins but no heat. I took it apart and cleaned it, I also reset the breaker and the unit itself (via the instructions to turn off the ...
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Safe heater options for small cabin with no electric [closed]

I'm trying to set up a safe heater for an 8'x20' cabin. The cabin is based on a standard steel container. I want one that doesn't require electric, and exhausts any fumes to the outside. I'm in the ...
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240v Cove Heater Wiring

So I'm planning on wiring in three 240v cove heaters in my master bedroom and bathroom (on two separate thermostats). I've read through the manufacturer installation instructions, as well as ...
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Changing input to water heater

If I'm changing the input (and output) hoses in my gas water heater, do I need to drain the tank first? Or can I just shut off the water, shut off the gas to water heater and disconnect both hoses? ...
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Add Heater to Circuit - 14 AWG to 10 AWG on 30A breaker?

My new home has ductless wall heaters (Cadet specifically). I want to add a new wall and install another heater in it. In checking my panel, I see that the seven original heaters are on four dedicated ...
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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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Can mold survive on copper? [closed]

Also, does copper kill mold and mold spores? Does copper prevent mold such as 'black mold even.
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How can I turn off a ceiling heat panel with only a setting dial?

I have a heater at work that’s been put into the ceiling , almost looks like an RV heater. It’s about 40” x 40” and has one black dial for high and low. I turned this on because it was getting cold ...
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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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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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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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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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Modern replacement for in-room electric storage heaters (Stiebel Eltron ETS)

My house is outfitted with in-room electric storage heaters (installed in late 90s). The model is Stiebel Eltron ETS 208 (and 308). Those hail from the age where night-time electricity rate was ...
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Mount TV above baseboard heater

I need to mount my tv on a wall, or maybe just leave it on the stand, but the only wall that works has a baseboard heater on it. I've seen other questions about TVs over fireplaces, but my TV is ...
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Can you leave cold water running (inlet) through gas water heater - with the heating element actuall OFF?

I think this is a stupid question. It makes sense to me, that you could run cold water from the main line into the tank, without actually having the water heater on (gas) - or actively heating water. ...
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Ductless Mini Split System for Cooling, Heating, and Dehumidification [closed]

I have a 22x24 foot building that I'd like to heat, cool, and dehumidify in East Texas. I'm specifically interested in purchasing a ductless mini split system to achieve this, but I have the ...
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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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What does this lever do near my gas heater?

I am not entirely sure what this big duct work is for. Its not the exhaust, because im sure the exhaust is the smaller duct on the gar left side (exiting form the enter image description heretop). The ...
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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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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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Hot water lasting only for 1 minute

I just moved into a shared home and noticed that the hot water in my shower lasts for only about a minute before it turns ice cold. I told my landlord about this and he said he would rise the heat ...
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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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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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Natural Gas water heater safety designs

Do new gas water heaters have safety features that shut off the gas valve if they over heat? I have one that the pilot will be off and water all around the tank but we cannot find out where the water ...
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Tubular heater placement in garage

I've purchased a 4ft tubular thermostatic heater for my garage to hopefully keep the frost/moisture at bay. I have two options to install it either at the top or the wall near the roof, or near the ...
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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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Should a hole develop in the tip of a thermocouple after it is installed in a gas heater and lighted?

I just replaced the thermocouple in my gas heater as the pilot wouldn't stay on after lighting. The old thermocouple had developed a hole in the tip and the tip was discolored when I removed it. I ...
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Remove small 30 inch baseboard Heater

We have a small baseboard heater in our kitchen that we never use. It has it's own thermostat and turn on and off switch, but is on the same breaker as the other 4 baseboard heaters in the house......
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Elevating a Gas Hot Water Heater

We just bought a major fixer-upper, our gas hot water heater is in an unfinished basement (storm cellar) on a dirt floor with nothing protecting the bottom and providing for runoff. We do have a tube ...
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What is the third pipe leading to my water heater?

Ok here's a riddle. :) So there are three pipes coming out of this wall to what used to be a gas water heater. The one on the right is the cold water, the one on the left will pour cold water if the ...
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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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How to manage one heat zone with two thermostats?

Main house: forced steam/radiators with a simple programmable thermostat. Addition (large family room): forced hot water baseboard with an old-school dial thermostat. But there is only one zone. When ...
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Smart wall heater thermostat line voltage from high to low.

Cadet's blog provided an approach on connecting a smart thermostat to a Com-Pak wall heater by connecting it to a relay/transformer. They have recently updated and changed their post to not recommend ...
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Piggyback power to dual water heaters

Can I piggyback the power to two water heaters using the same breaker by just doing a junction box and running power to each water heater? Or do I need to run seperate line from the circuit box to 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 ...