What is the correct height of a gas hot water heater installed in a garage?
THE PHCC recommends 24 "
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Answer #2 \n. \nInsofar as the unit is only two years old, it is not likely the rust or sediment is coming from the corroding interior of your unit. It's getting in there …from the cold-water feed. If your house is supplied by old iron pipes, that could be the source. Or if your house is supplied by its own well water, the depth of your well may be inadequate and you're picking up water with high iron content. If you have municipal water, maintenance workers might have disturbed the lines upstream and loosed some debris and sediment that wound up in your tank. When you experience a problem, ask your neighbors whether they're also having trouble.\n. \nIt's always a good idea to drain a few gallons out of the tank every six months or so. I also check the pressure relief valve at that time.\n. \nSome people also recommend checking the anode bar. That's in there to prevent the inside of the tank from corroding; the bar corrodes instead. Not sure that it could be depleted so soon. But if your water company isn't good about maintaining adequate pH and whatnot, perhaps it might be. But for a unit that new, I suspect an outside culprit.\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nsounds like some rust in either the pipes or water heater...i would let the water run awhile to clear it up...if that doesn't clear it up contact a plumber or you local water dept.
\n. \n. \n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nyes\nthere are direct vent gas water heater available\n. \n Answer \n. \nAbsolutely NOT maybe sort-of but not necessaril…y\n. \nHere is the 2006 International Code Council answer to your question. The ICC International Codes are the most prevalent in the united states. As always check with your local jurisdiction to verify all that I am telling you. Your local jurisdiction may have different regulations or rules.\n. \n2006 International Residential Code (2006 IRC)\n. \nG2406.2 (303.3) Prohibited locations.\n. \nAppliances shall not be located in sleeping rooms, bathrooms, toilet rooms, storage closets or surgical rooms, or in a space that opens only into such rooms or spaces, except where the installation complies with one of the following:\n. \n1.\nThe appliance is a direct-vent appliance installed in accordance with the conditions of the listing and the manufacturers instructions.\n. \n2.\nVented room heaters, wall furnaces, vented decorative appliances, vented gas fireplaces, vented gas fireplace heaters and decorative appliances for installation in vented solid fuel-burning fireplaces are installed in rooms that meet the required volume criteria of Section G2407.5.\n. \n3.\nA single wall-mounted unvented room heater is installed in a bathroom and such unvented room heater is equipped as specified in Section G2445.6 and has an input rating not greater than 6,000 Btu/h (1.76 kW). The bathroom shall meet the required volume criteria of Section G2407.5.\n. \n4.\nA single wall-mounted unvented room heater is installed in a bedroom and such unvented room heater is equipped as specified in Section G2445.6 and has an input rating not greater than 10,000 Btu/h (2.93 kW). The bedroom shall meet the required volume criteria of Section G2407.5.\n. \n5.\nThe appliance is installed in a room or space that opens only into a bedroom or bathroom, and such room or space is used for no other purpose and is provided with a solid weather-stripped door equipped with an approved self-closing device. All combustion air shall be taken directly from the outdoors in accordance with Section G2407.6.\n. \nNOTE: The 2006 International Fuel Gas Code (2006 IFGC) is almost verbatim.\n. \nGood Luck\n. \nTerry
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 heate…r is designed for side venting or verticle venting! . If installed improperly, the water heater may allow deadly carbon monoxide into your home and possibly cause a fire! . I think this one is best left up to a professional. Hope this helps.
Not if it is subject to freezing, vandalism or against local codes.
There are a few possibilities. One is that the water heater is not large enough for the demand put on it. Another is that it is not turned up high enough. Another is that your… shower and bath valves are preset so as limit that maximum temperature. These can be adjusted and how to do it is dependent on the type of valve. Typically you have to remove the shower valve trim to get to the adjustment screws. Some Delta brand single-control pressure-balancing valves have a stop disc hidden under the control handle that can be rotated left or right in fixed increments to set the maximum temperature. Another reason is calcium buildup at the bottom of the water heater which impedes its ability to heat water efficiently. This can be mitigated by opening the valve at the bottom of the heater and shutting off the hot water outlet valve on the top. I like to drain it a bit and then turn on and off the cold water supply to surge and lift the sediments off the bottom so they will make their way out the hose bib at the bottom of the heater. If you have very hard water in your area, the tank may require deliming after a few years of use. Remove the hot water fitting at the top and drain out half the water. Pour de-liming granules (a weak acid) into the hot water outlet with the aid of a funnel and turn the temperature of the heater up to its highest setting for an hour, or so. Turn the heat off and let the hot acid solution work for a while, then drain the tank, reconnect the hot water fitting and flush it out thoroughly via the drain valve before setting the thermostat to the normal temperature and returning the tank to service. Deliming granules are available from many hardware stores. You might consider replacing hot water tank with a tankless water heater. It pays for itself in a few years, but will require a dedicated circuit, if electric, or upgraded supply pipe, if gas. Tankless heaters also have a tendency not to turn on at low flow rates, thus providing no hot water at all, and giving up a water tank is also loss of an emergency potable water supply in case of a natural disaster.
30gal.hot water tank cost+installation
Any place that has free air for proper combustion and legalized by local codes including the NFPA 5.
mate im a gas fitter in aus and the rules are quite complexed because of the following reasons if LPG water heater any leak combined with the ignition point of the car can be …dangous, w/h must be protected from damage from car etc. i would recommend you getting advice from a gas fitter in your area with local knowlege
You need a qualified tradesman
Most thermocouples are held in place at the pilot light by pushing them into a clip that grabs it on both sides. The control end is held in place by a nut that the shaft of th…e thermocouple goes through.
Side of water heater, near bottom.
you have a question that can have many different answers . here is a list I would check first to your problem. 1. is your pilot light out or if a forced air WH is it plugged i…n with power to it? 2. Is your gas line on or do you have gas to your water heater? 3. look up your water heater manual guide and go through the trouble shoot guide list because the rest of the problems are so different from so many different kinds of water heaters and not knowing what kind of water heater you have it is impossible to answer.
Standard meter will suffice, need to know pressure from meter to house. Size pipe appropriately for gas pressure coming into house X distance to water heater. Gas company or p…lumber should be able to help with this calculation.
A straightforward swap of a like make and model from the existing model, if all the parts,valves, strapping, are in good condition and the codes are met. A licensed plumber in… the Los Angeles area will cost about $1200-$2000 for a 40 gallon gas water heater. Including the heater.
From the floor to the top of the tank
An electric can be installed by any plumber or smart handyman. A gas one needs a gas fitter.