Fixing pin hole in hot water line exiting water heater?
If copper, drain the water out of the pipe, clean the spot and solder over the hole. Steel, either replace a section of pipe, take apart and reassemble making sure the joints have enough dope or teflon tape on them to seal.
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How do you connect two water heaters in series with a hot water recirculation line?
you want your cold line coming tying into both inlets on the water heaters and the hot lines tied onto the outlet side of the water heaters evenly (so they get even draw and one water heater doesen't have to work harder tnan the other). your recirc line coming in ties into the cold line in beetween the two water heaters with a circ pump going twards the cold line and the other end of the circ line tying into the hot line on the furthest fixture. on the cold line coming in you need a ball valve, check valve and expansion tank before it ties into any of the heaters. NOTE: The solution above is for tanks in parallel not in series.
How do you fix the combustion shutoff system on your hot water heater?
We don't , what we do is call the manufacturer or just replace the heater entirely so as not kill anyone over a defective installation
How do you replace a hot water heater?
A general map to replacing a hot water heater begins with shutting off the gas or electricity and letting it cool. Then shut off the water supply to the unit. Open a hot water tap high in the supplied (yes, supplied) line so air can get in and reduce water leakage. Then drain the unit. Then uncouple the inlet and outlet water lines. Have used soaker-upper towels handy. Your failure to properly drain the unit will appear in a nasty way if you don't think through the part about draining the unit. Then disconnect the power from the unit after insuring that it is, in fact, de-energized. Or double check that the gas is shut off and remove the gas line from the unit. If there is a stabilizer strap about the unit, remove that. (If there wasn't a strap, you're gonna put one in when you install the new unit, right? Yes, you are.) Pull the unit.. Replacing the unit is a reverse or this process. Double check electrical connections to be sure they are snug without over-torquing the fasteners. Or be sure to check for gas leaks with a spray bottle containing soapy water. This is critical. You blow this, you may end up dead. Or your family. Be patient and work cleanly. Don't hesitate to call a handyman if any of this sounds like a foreign language. Ask questions at a place that supplies hot water heaters, like the so called "big box" stores or a good hardware store. Consider going to a local bookstore (new or, if possible, used) and peruse a book on home repairs and upgrades. Do yourself and the bookseller a favor and actually buy the book if you find one with the information you need. Be smart about this. Shortcuts and errors can cause failures that can kill you and/or family members or damage property in a big (expensive) way. You have been cautioned, and because you are smart, a word to the wise is sufficient.
How do you lite a hot water heater?
typically there is a pilot light underneath the base of the water heater. There should also be a latch or opening so you can light it. Look inside with a flash light so you get a better view before trying to light it. I recommend using long matches or a barbecue liter.
Hissing hot water heater?
Hissing usually means a leaker and time to replace it especially if it is 10 years old or more
How do you light a hot water heater?
By using the electronic ignition button on the new models OLDER models READ the instruction booklet
Is there a sealant for water line leaks under the slab of a home that can be pressurized to spread throughout the water lines and seal pin hole leaks?
Sure there is. Epoxy coating the inside of the pipes is what you are talking about. A liquid epoxy is put in the pipes, blown throughout the pipes, and cured in place to seal pin-hole leaks. It is a good technology that has been around for 25 years. It allows pipe repair without breaking concrete, but is a fairly expensive technology.
Why does your Hot water heater groan?
There are a couple of reasons why your hot water heater wouldgroan. The valves may not be opened correctly. Or there could be abuild up of dirt on the bottom of the tank. Clean out the sedimentby letting the water run out until it is clear and this shouldhelp.
Why does a hot water heater leak?
Most hot water heaters will develop small leaks around the welds in 10-12 years. Heaters are made of much thinner, cheaper material than they used to be. -The actual wall thickness of a typical water heater today is 1/16 inch, and no interior protection against rusting.
How does a hot water heater work?
answer 2 Assume an electric hot water cylinder. The cold water is introduced at the bottom of the cylinder, for upon heating, the hot water will rise to the top. If you put cold water in at the top, this would cool the hot water you had just paid for! The hot water will be taken from the top, for that is where it will be. In an electric cylinder, there will be an electric heating element about 150 mm from the bottom of the cylinder. [There will always be dirt and crud in the water supply, and some of this will settle at the bottom of the cylinder. Having the element above this will avoid the crud being disturbed each time the element is turned on.] In the electrical circuit to the heating element, there will be a thermostat, to set the highest temperature to which the water will go. This is vital for safety, as water too hot can cause scolding. In addition, the electrical supply authority may only allow you to heat your hot water for certain hours of the day, hours when the demand otherwise is least. A cylindrical shape is chosen, for engineering strength. This will be thermally insulated, otherwise you will lose too much heat.
How do you service a hot water heater?
Open the drain at the bottom of the tank and blow it down, about every 30 days or so. I do mine every time I add salt to the softner.
What should the water pressure be exiting the water heater?
A lot less because the water is flowing if it is exiting and it depends on the water pipe size.
Hot water heater leak?
You don't say where exactly the leak is and that's very important. -If it's around a pipe or fitting it may be possible to fix. On the other hand, any leak in the body of the tank is difficult or impossible to fix. -
How do you clean the hot water heater?
Shut off the gas let the tank cool THEN get a soft cleaning agent such as soft scrub or Fantastic , clean soft cloth and carefully clean the out side of the tank
What is the lifespan of a hot water heater?
As a rule of thumb, 10 to 15 years is the expected useful lifetime. If yours is older than that, you need to replace it before it's too late. This all depends on whether the hot water heater has been installed correctly and whether the maintenance of it has been kept up to date. A well looked after hot water heater can last for many many years. A hot water heater is the same as a car, because if you maintain your car with regular services, it will be in good running order and last for years, its the same concept with a hot water heater. A secret to those not in the know, to help your ELECTRIC hot water heaters lifespan even more, make sure that the anode is replaced every 2 years, 95% of people who own hot water heaters never replace the anode resulting in burst hot water heaters and hot water heaters which don't last very long, replacing a hot water heater is expensive, replacing the anode every two years is not. Be wise.
The capacity of a hot water heater?
Pi x R sq x H x 7.48 If in inches Pi x Radius Sq x H divided by 2.31
What is the capacity of a hot water heater is?
anything between 10 L to 550 L. depends where you live in the world and the brand you buy
Landlord will not fix water heater what do you do?
Read your lease agreement. When I appear in court as an expert witness I check the lease agreement and proceed from there
Hot water heater temperature?
Generally 120 degrees, however, if you have small children, you may want bring that down.Will this temp kill germs on dishes ectra.
Can you drink water from hot water heater?
Not really because many heaters do not heat the water above 140 deg F thus these tanks become incubators for bacteria plus the water passing through piping and fittings pick up parasites and metal particles
How much is a hot water heater?
A typical 40 gallon gas water heater in Los Angeles area will cost between $400-$700 depending on brand and warranties. ANS 2 -That's close to the cost of an electric one that size in western Canada too, so that may be a standard. A gas heater that size is around 200 more depending on brand and warranty.
Why would the water heater cold water supply and the hot water exit both be hot?
There should be a non return valve on the cold water side of the hot water tank. When there is no non return valve the water in the tank heats up and expansion of the water will cause it to travel backward up the cold water pipe thereby equalising the waterpressure normally this expansion would find its way out of the safety pressure valve. So it sounds like the non return valve needs fitting or replacing.
Why are hot water heater round?
Because the ASME likes the idea of pressure vessels being round as round is stronger
How do you fix a hot water heater?
most water heaters rust out from the bottom or at he top where the pipes lead into them. the amount of time and effort to try and fabricate a fix would not serve the owner unless he had no choice. replacing the unit is the standard way to fix these. sometimes the gas regulator can go bad and these can be replaced.
Why is a hot water heater called a hot water heater?
It is called this as it heats up or brings up the temperature of cold water to hot. In other words, it is producing hot water by heating it. Some people incorrectly believe it is redundant to refer to "hot water" and "heater", but there are many other types of heaters, so the distinction of one creating hot water is entirely proper.
Why is a hot water heater called a hot water heater Not just a water heater?
It's because "hot-water" is a compound adjective, modifying "heater". It's not for heating water, it's for heating a house with hot water. There are many types of heaters that heat water, but only a hot-water heater is used for providing heated water for domestic use. A hydronic boiler also heats water, but it's only for use in radiators. The name "Hot Water Heater" is completely wrong for any use. There is no need to heat hot water. IT has always been "water heater". The term hot water heater has just been used for years because people don't realize the difference. It has always been WATER HEATER. The first answer is jibberish and makes no practical sense at all.
How do you fix a water heater leak?
If the leak is around a fitting and you can see it, then it may be repairable. Unfortunately many heaters leak at the welded seams and there is no satisfactory repair for that. You may well need a new heater. If you know basic plumbing this is not a complicated job. If you don't, call a competent handyman or plumber (although a plumber will cost a lot more)
Who manufacturers hot water heaters?
There are a number of manufacturers of water heaters. The ones that come to mind are Bradford White, A.O. Smith, American Water Heater, and Rheem. Most heaters carried by home improvement stores are usually made by one of these manufacturers and marketed under several brand names.
Is it called a hot water heater or water heater?
The term "water heater" is non-specific, but may imply a domestic hot-water heater, when read in context. A "hot-water heater" is specifically meant for heating water for domestic use. A hydronic boiler is also a water heater, but the water is only used for heating the radiators or for heating a hot-water heater, but the hot water of the boiler is not released for domestic use. Depends as there is a water heater and then a booster which increases the temperature for mostly commerical applicatons thus your heating the hot water to a higher temperature and some call this a hot water heater instead of a temperature booster
After a pin hole was fixed the hot water pressure has been low especially in the 2 showers?
Perhaps after the repair was completed the water source was not completely reopened, or perhaps the part with the pinhole was replaced with a part with a smaller inside diameter (I.D.).
When do you replace your hot water heater?
When they leak. -Elements and other parts that heat can be changed, but once they leak, that's it. Most last an average of 12 years. If you get more you're lucky.
Need to replace hot water lines. Do you need to turn off the hot water heater if you shut off the main water line?
Yes. I would. If you are replacing the hot water lines, it is also a good time to drain the hot water heater and get rid of all the junk at the bottom of the hot water heater. That should be done once a year. Your hot water heater must be off when you do that, your hot water heater should be off when you drain your hot water heater. You will see boiler scale come out of your water heater. Leaving the boiler scale in your water heater makes it less efficient. It makes it harder to heat your water. It is the same as throwing money down the drain. If you want to give your money away, you should give it to the Salvation Army instead of the Utility Company.
Where is the cold water line on a hot water heater?
The two pipes going into the heater should be marked with either Hot and Cold or a H and C. There should be a shut off valve on the cold side, but sometimes there is one on both sides. If the piping is visible, you can follow one or the other to where it comes into the house. The water heater is usually the first thing the water line runs to.
Where to buy a hot water heater?
Most major hardware store chains have your basic hot water heaters, both gas and electric, though looking at a plumbing goods store isn't too bad an option either.
What is the difference between a water heater and a hot water heater?
Well hmm hard question hmm let me look at the question again (the difference??) well one heats water and the other one heats HOT water!!! no just kidding they are the same THING! either gas or electric but the same! A "hot water heater" is actually a booster to increase the heated water to a higher temperature
How do you get rusty water out of your hot water heater?
By simply following the National Board of boiler Inspectors (NBBI) or the manufacturers instructions about the proper use of the blow down valves that comes with most 20th century heating units over 10 gallons
Why do they elevate hot water heaters?
On a standing pilot pilot heater is is common practice to elevate the heater 18" above a floor as flammable fumes will not ignite when the main flame comes on. Shame many plumbers /gas fitters never bother to get involved with thee NFPA
How can you fix the low water pressure from the hot water heater?
Your HWH usually is not the problem, most likely the problem is at the faucet. Older homes or home where the mineral content is high can have "buildups" of minerals in the faucets, valves and even restrict the diameter of the pipes. If you have any galvanized pips, check those first. The valve closest to you sink will probably be a good place to investigate. Sometimes it can be as simple as removing the aerator, from the faucet, then opening and closing the valve (both valves, the one of the faucet itself and the one below the sink) This may dislodge some of the mineral buildup. Then replace the aerator.
How do you maintain a hot water heater?
A yearly drainage and check of the sacrificial anode rods are the most common maintenance items. Also checking the T&P safety valve and the strapping and shut off valves are a good practice.
How to repair a pin hole inside a instant hot water heaters thin copper line?
You could drain the line, sandcloth flux and solder it. Otherwise, see if you can get a compression fitting that would fit the copper tubing
How do you get sediment out of hot water heater?
Water heaters typically have a hose spigot at the bottom of them. These can be opened and drain the water heater of all the water. The problem is if this isn't done regularly and you are tying to remove hardened sediment it may clog and not drain much of anything. There are ways to aid in the flushing of sediment build up of a water heater, but they are more technically involved and still may not remove the sediment if an annual service has been neglected.
Why is no water coming from hot water heater?
The inlet valve is shut off on the cold water feed side or your mixing valve or tempering (if you have one has failed.
How do you drain your hot water heater?
Depending on what type of water heater you have there should be a plug or valve at the base of the water heater
How do you get a thermacouple out of a hot water heater?
Depends on the age. If you light it through the opening at the bottom with a match, you disconnect it at the control valve and should be able to pull it out of the clip at the pilot light. Twist back and forth while pulling out and it should pull out of the clip holding it in the flame. If you light it with a sparker button at the control valve, you have to disconnect the supply line between the control valve and the burner, the gas line for the pilot, the thermocouple and the wire for the sparker. Remove the two screws holding the cover plate on and remove the entire unit. You can then replace the thermocouple and re-install. It's not a hard as it sounds. Don't over tighen the connection when you reconnect the gas lines.
How do you clean debris out of the lines on a hot water heater?
Disconnect each shut off valve then blow through the pipe with a compressor - then drain and clean the tank, this should be done every 4-5 years to avoid this problem.
Why would you not have hot water in the water heater?
mebhi boroking pipe If an electric water heater, the circuit breaker has tripped or the element(s) or thermostat(s) could be bad. Have a plumber check it.
Can you paint a hot water heater?
You can paint a hot water heater. You can paint your dog if you feel like it, and he'll hold stil - doesn't make it a good idea. If you choose to paint your water heater, you will have to ensure that you don't clog up any vents or grilles with paint, and ensure that you don't foul any controls, sensors or contacts. Of course, any parts that get hot to the touch (the outer skin that you mostly see should not get hot) will be smoking until the paint is burnt off.
Can two hot water heaters be connected to the same line?
There is absolutely no point. -You would gain more efficiency by using one larger tank, and it would be much cheaper .
What are the prices for the Rheem line of hot water heaters?
This depends on the size and model line in question. Basic models start at around $200. Deluxe, or larger tank units can run over $1000 and even more for commercial operations.
When you turn the cold water supply to the water heater off why does water still come your of the hot water lines?
The valve may not be shutting completely or it may just be the water in the lines coming out. Depending on which faucet you turn on and where it is located in the house, it may take a few minutes for the lines to empty. Open the highest faucet or the one furthest away from the one you are working on or the one that is the lowest in the house. The high one needs to be open so it can let air in the system so the water is pulling against a vacuum.