Are vented and insulated the same thing on a water heater?
not even in the same state
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If there is no water on the floor of the car and there is cold steam coming from the vents does the heater core need to be replaced?
When the heater core rusted out in my vc commodore, it leaked coolant into the passenger side of the car. When my EB Falcon stopped blowing hot air, it was the thermostat on the motor. You can guess which was cheaper to repair :) Take the thermostat housing off and just see if it is all rusted and r…otted underneath (as mine was) or take it to a mechanic to check. CHeers, JO (MORE)
Why would no heat blow from the vents of a 1992 Chevy Lumina even after replacing the water pump thermostat heater core hoses radiator?
Answer . the heater control valve it stuck closed for some reason. Check for a broken vacume line between the heater control to the valve. With the engine running check for a good vacume at the valve with a vacume gauge it should be close to the same reading as the engine vacume. If all is good t…hen the valve is bad. Answer . GRUNGE BUILD UP ON EVEAPORATOR (CAUSED BY LEAK) AND BLOCKS INCOMING AIR TO HEATER CORE AS IT IS IN FRONT OF IT. YOU WILL HAVE TO PULL THE EVAPORATER TO CHECK. I KNOW OF 2 INSTANCES OF THIS ALREADY INCLUDING ME ; ). GOOD LUCK.. Answer . There is a seal that sits behind the heater core and fire wall where the hoses connect to the heater core. You can get an air leak there and cool air will be produced by your heating system. To check: with blower running squeeze your hand down by the heater hoses in the engine compartment. If you feel air coming from the blower motor then you will need to seal the leak. you also have a seal that is on the inner cover to the heater box that covers the heater core. That can cause some air leaks also. (MORE)
Answer . \nvent door will be open to what ever setting u set it on regardless of what temperature setting you are using
What is the difference between a direct vent water heater and a power direct vent water heater and how do you know if you need one or the other?
Answer . \nGenerally, a direct vent must be next to an outside wall or be connected to a chimney that extends 2-4 feet above roof peak (all gases and fumes from the burner will vent naturally). A power vent is used when the unit is put inside the home in a closet or on an interior wall. It must …have venting to an outside wall and must have a blower fan to remove gases from the water heater so they don't back up into the house. (MORE)
On a teledyne laars natural gas pool heater it heats up the water in the spa to about 95 degrees then the burner will turn off the next day it will do the same thing?
Answer . Spa not getting to temp? Could be a dirty filter. Could be a high limit switch or other component.
Answer . Wrap the can in some insulating material. This could be a blanket, a towel, foam padding, bubble wrap, cotton stuffing, styrofoam, neoprene rubber, even newspaper. The better it is wrapped, the better insulated it will be. The more dead air space (in other words empty space inside th…e thing you're using to wrap the can) the better. The best form of insulation is a vacuum, and that is how many thermoses are insulated. You can't use this unless you design a special can first however. Any of the items listed above can just be wrapped around any can (or anything else for that matter) See the Web Links for more information about thermal insulation. (MORE)
Answer . [Note: There are critical safety concerns involved here. Read the whole answer!] . I'm no plumber, but I do know this:. You need to determine if your water heater is designed for side venting or verticle venting! . If installed improperly, the water heater may allow deadly carbon mono…xide into your home and possibly cause a fire! . I think this one is best left up to a professional. Hope this helps. (MORE)
more than likely your heater core is leaking, check the carpets to see if they are wet, anti-freeze feels greasy on you hands and smells kinda sweet. oh yea its poisen also so don't taste it.
a direct vent water heater is more fuel efficient (cost's less to operate). aside from that there isn't much difference, aside from not needing a double wall flue through the roof on a standard gas water heater.
You heater works from water flowing from your radiator to the heater core, you may have a leak in your heater core. . You most likely also smell antifreeze inside the vehicle. It is most likely casued by a leaky heater core. Unfortunatly depending upon the make/model/year of your vehicle a heater …core can be difficult and/or expensive to replace. (MORE)
Under no circumstances should you do this.. for one they probably have different power requirements, but also they are high current devices, and by code MUST be put on separate branch circuits
Not advisable. Both units consume huge amounts of Amps (amperes = current) and the normal 20 or 30 amp breaker may not sustain prolonged operation of both. Where I live, we have two electric meters ... one just for the water heater, the other for the house and all it's electrical needs (except for t…he water heater). (MORE)
Yes, but that stuff you can see isn't steam. Neither steam nor water vapor are visible. The could of white stuff you can see above a boiling kettle is water droplets formed by the condensation of the water vapor/steam as it collides with the cooler air outside the kettle.
If the installer used CHEAP single wall flue pipe (sheet metal) and the heater is running for an extended amount of time YES it gets very hot and double wall piping should be used when passing through any flammable area AGA , NFPA 54
Is fiberglass insulation OK to use on a propane garage heater single wall exhaust vent pipe where it passes through an attic?
Not only is it wrong to use on single wall pipe but is ABSOLUTELY WRONG,WRONG to use single wall pipe!!! replace immediately w/double wall pipe. You have an extremely dangerous fire hazard! almost any gas fueled device produces exhaust which can get extremely hot. A secondary benefit(besides not t…urning into a crispy critter) of using properly installed double walled pipe is no need to wrap w/insulation.. Not only is it wrong to use on single wall pipe but is ABSOLUTELY WRONG,WRONG to use single wall pipe!!! replace immediately w/double wall pipe. You have an extremely dangerous fire hazard! almost any gas fueled device produces exhaust which can get extremely hot. A secondary benefit(besides not turning into a crispy critter) of using properly installed double walled pipe is no need to wrap w/insulation. (MORE)
yes it is fine to insulate the whole water heater from top to bottom and the first two meters of hot water outlet piping.
Thr R value of the water heater insulation will differ among various water heaters in various price ranges. As you can imagine a heater with 12 year warranty will be better insulated than a 5 year model.
yes, like fog is the same as water vapor. i learned this in science the other day. because my teacher said there is water vapor on the mountain.. and i was like yeah theres fog too! HE LAUGHED FOREVER!
They sure can, but they never should be! Stick your head up thru your attic access hole or better yet, climb into your attic (being carefull to step only on your ceiling rafters) and take a look. If you can't see because of the roof slope, just eliminate any light and you should see light shining up… thru the vents from the outside. If you don't see any then it's likely they're blocked. There should always be good air cirulation thru your attic! (MORE)
An insulator is a material that does not allow electrical current to flow freely.some materials are better then other copper is the cheapest most effective per cost ratio conductor of electricity............( allows current to flow with relative ease) plastics glass ceramics all are poor conductors …of electricity(electrical current doe not flow freely) there for can be used for insulation, for safety and control of electrical flow. (MORE)
Yes, alcohol is alcohol, but I think it would taste bad. You would obviously need to drink more since its watered down. Be careful!
Carbon monoxide is the worst what can happened if the venting is blocked or if it works with problems.
I don't see why not; I've read that two conventional water heaters can be used at the same time to reduce electric costs, but I don't know how.\n. \nYou could hook them up in a series to pre-heat the water to say, 50 degrees, and hold it; then heat it to the desired temperature. Or you hook them u…p in parallel to heat different water systems at the same time, such as your kitchen and bathroom.\n. \nI should also mention that I have no idea what I'm talking about. (MORE)
NO! This is a FIRE HAZARD. Manufacturers of all water heaters always install insulation around the tank then cover it with the sheet metal jacket. I have seen many times where a person has insulated a gas water heater and the flames from the burner chamber escaped from the cover and ignited the plas…tic on the insulation blanket. Source: Me, a Master Plumber. (MORE)
No, in general use a conductor will allow electricity to pass through it. An insulator will not. There are how ever some materials that can change between the two states.
No, ice is not the same thing as water scientificly, because water is a liquid and ice is a solid, because the liguid is trapped insid of a gas
Yes. They are both created when water reaches boiling point, 100 degrees and then turns into a gas.
yes they are the same thing its just that 1 is portable and 1 is not
Gas water heaters are internally insulated, and need air flow to burn the gas off safely and correctly. There is no need to insulate them, in fact it would be very wrong to do so. Simply put pipe insulation on the exposed copper. Home depot has it in the plumbing section. Electric water heaters a…re different, and you can insulate them with a fitted sleeve sold at plumbing part shops, or most large hardware stores. be sure to insulate the copper as well. (MORE)
15 LED STATUS PROBLEM SOLUTION The self diagnostic test has detected the presence of flammable vapors. The Intelli-Vent control is programed to lock-out and display this error code if the resistance value it senses from the FV sensor is above 70,000 ohms but remains below 1,700,…000 ohms. The Intelli-Vent control is in a hard lock-out condition that cannot be reset by cycling power to the water heater. See the instructions below for the reset procedure. 1 Turn off power to the water heater. Carefully check the surrounding area for any substances such as gasoline, paint, paint thinners, or cleaners that could emit flammable vapors. Remove anything that can potentially emit flammable vapors from the area and store it properly in a different location. 2 Ensure power to the water heater is turned off. Remove the FV sensor from it's bracket on the base ring of the water heater and disconnect both wires to the sensor. Take a resistance reading between the two wiring terminals of the FV sensor and note the resistance values. Perform this test once in the area by the water heater and a second time outdoors after allowing the sensor to acclimate to the outdoor atmosphere for 5 minutes. Service Note: These resistance readings should be taken using an ohm scale above70,000 ohms. 3 If the resistance of the FV sensor is above 70,000 ohms during the indoor test only and the resistance reading taken in the outdoor atmosphere dropped below 70,000 ohms. Re-check the area surrounding the water heater for substances that could be emitting flammable vapors. Remove any such substances from the area and store them properly in a different location. Repeat step 2. 4 If the resistance of the FV sensor is above 70,000 ohms during the indoor and outdoor tests - replace the flammable vapor sensor. 5 If the resistance of the FV sensor was below 70,000 ohms during the indoor and outdoor tests and all the steps above have been performed - replace the Intelli-Ventâ¢ control. Flammable Vapors Sensed (FVS) Reset Procedure After a flammable vapor lockout has been initiated, a manual resetmust be performed to restore operation. The following should be done by a qualified serviceperson after the hazard has been removed: 1 Manual reset is accomplished by first, turning off power to thewater heater for 10 seconds. 2 Restore the power to the water heater. 3 Within 10 seconds of restoring power, press the two temperatureadjust buttons simultaneously until the left (green) "Vacation" LED begins toblink (approx. 5 second delay). Once the Vacation LED begins to blink, release bothbuttons. 4 Again, within 10 seconds, press both temperature adjust buttonssimultaneously until the Vacation LED is on steady (approx. 5 second delay). 5 Release the two buttons, the microcomputer will clear the FVSlock-out and normal operation will then be restored. . - edit . This reset procedure didn't work for me but I found another thatdid. Follow steps 1-3 above and then for step 4 push the left(cooler) and right (hotter) buttons in this order: Left Right LeftLeft Right Left Right Right. (MORE)
Yes they are. The standard electric and gas GE water heaters water heater sold at Home Depot are manufactured by Rheem. The new GE hybrid is manufactured by Midea in China.
You had a toilet leak in your bathroom and the water went inside the heater vent what are the dangers?
It is where the water ends up that counts. It will eventually leak out of the duct and get into ceilings and may find its way to an electric panel or lighting fixture. If this happened recently run the heat to help dry out the duct and watch areas beneath where the duct runs to see if you have any s…eepage. (MORE)
if its not a forced air water heater then yes its should be hot but not red hot.
makes the water stay at the set temperature longer plus keeps the water heater off longer.
No. Oil is a thicker liquid than water, although it is lighter than it and floats on top of it.
Direct vent takes incoming air and discharge though the same flue as it is sealed combustion. A regular flue is strictly for the discharge of dangerous fumes. See the NFPA 54 or national fuel gas code or the NBBI ,ASME section IV
No If you meant Precipitation as in weather that refers to rain or snow. Water vapor is water in the form of a gas.
An electric water heater does not need a vent (or flue) though you will want a plumed out piping on the pop-off valve on the heater. We've got that but the supply line (cold) is insulated but sweating; probably due to change in water temperature vs. ambient temperature. The water heater is inside t…he closet which is accessed from within our bedroom closet. There is no roof vent and there is a door on the closet. My thought is to put two vents--one down low & one up high--in an effort to allow the moisture to escape. Any thoughts? (MORE)
I am not sure, but this is what I think... That's because the water is heated to less than 100 deg C (and a thermostat turns off the heating once this temperature is reached). Still, most models have a safety valve in case excess pressure builds up.
Yes, kind of. Water vapor refers to moisture in the air while moisture can be moisture on an object, clothing, person, etc. .
If you do not vent a natural gas water heater, anytime of the year, CO and CO2 will build up in your home. Anytime you are burning anything indoors you will need to vent the product. The only exception are 'ventless' heaters/fireplaces/ect. If you use a ventless system make sure you spend money on a… CO and CO2 monitor. (Not a bad idea anyway when burning anything indoors.) I think that is what you are asking? (MORE)
Nope, when hydrogen and oxygen are bonded together in the form of water, the technical term is dihydrogen monoxide (H 2 0). Hydrogen monoxide would be HO however, it is not listed as HO, but rather OH (why, I have no idea), which is a base called hydroxide. It all has to deal with the way they bond.… Truly, if I were to explain the whole process of how bonding works, I would basically end up writing you a book, because of how much information there is on how different elements bond with one another and why and how they bond in the ways that they do. (MORE)
Power vented has a fan in the vent that is heat activated and draws the exhaust out. Standard relies on heat rising to vent.
My direct vent furnace pilot light issue was the glass viewing port was missing allowing room air to blow out the pilot light. Replacing the missing glass which stopped the draft, fixed the problem.
No. As long as you don't pull it so tight that it tears. If it does tear, you can repair it with duct tape. A nice snug fit is best. theories abound about leaving a breather space that will collect warm air and supposedly improve the performance of the heat blanket. No proof of that what so ever.
There is absolutely no point. -You would gain more efficiency by using one larger tank, and it would be much cheaper .
When you cannot use B vent to find a way to vent the HWT through to the roof!
Because of the carbon monoxide produced from the burner at the bottom that would build up and kill you.
There is no vent pipe on top of a hot water heater. Mobile home or not. You must be thinking of something else. The HW tank is only vented by a Pressure Relief Valve vented to the drain.
Called the 'exhaust chimney'. It should usually be a double thickness aluminium or steel tube.