Having Camper Water Heater Problems Help!!?

Next to the pilot is the thermocouple, or some are called pilot generators. A small rod about 2" long that sticks into the flame.These fail every couple years. They cost about 10 bucks and you can do it yourself if you are handy. Or the pilot tube could be plugged take it apart and clean it

1. How many gallons water heater is needed?

a 50 gallon is good enough considering the hot water for dishes and the washing machine

2. How do you refill a water heater?

Follow the pipes to the bottom of the tank. Look for a lever and turn it. Listen for water

3. Gas water heater not working correctly.?

Cannot say for sure what might be happening since there's more than one thing that could be going on here. Possibly the cold water dip tube has broken? This tube makes sure the the cold water enters the bottom of the tank. So when there is a draw on the tank cold water does not directly exit out of the hot supply line. This is simply checked and replaced but would require the water but shut off and possibly the copper lines cut and reconnected. Is your hot water tank or bathroom water works equipped with a thermostatic mixing valve? Is it in proper working order? How old is the tank? has it been properly drained every year to prevent the buildup of scale deposits in the bottom?

4. what's wrong with my hot water heater?

when you open it realize the water is hot and there will be a lot of presure so open slowy. you might want to connect a garden hos to it and run it out side

5. Need information about repair on a gas water heater?

Gas is nothing for the homeowner to fool around with. Get the name of the manufacturer and call them. Explain that you have a warranty issue with their product. Or, you can call your local gas company. In many cases they will take care of it, or at least diagnose your problem

6. What is the correct temperatue to set a hot water heater on?

Most people Like to shower between 105-120 degrees F

7. Why won't my water heater drain?

After all this time it is so limed up I doubt it would ever drain. It sounds like you need a new one. When you shop for the new one, shop for price and warranty and not brand because they are all built about the same. Remember too that say a five year tank means only the tank itself, not the working parts. Hope this helps.

8. how often should a water heater be changed?

Depending on the current age of your water heater (as you have not said how it it is) There is no known normal life of a water heater. They do lose there efficiency after a bit of time do to several problems they face..First is hard water, Calcium deposits from chlorine add to the water. Second is electrolysis caused from a bad grounding to the pipes from your electric/phone etc. Also the type of pipes that feed the water heater as well. Homes that are of the 75 year old and up will have galvanized piping. Other than a yearly drain and refill of the water heater there is not much you can do other than replace it. A lot of folks figure a water heater should last as long as the warranty. But they do not because of the above problems.

9. Getting Quotes for Water Heater Installation/Purchase?

Find a different plumber. Most plumbing companies will give you a quote over the phone. Some will send a person by to look at it. Never pay for a quote. Call around and get multiple quotes. Just because they are well known does not make them good. My experience is that the small company that is just one guy and his truck are cheaper and more honest than the big company that advertises on TV and has trucks all over town.

10. Water heater leak from bottom of tank?

You must saw them to a good electrician and you can be helped because you are in critical situation

11. Is Aluminum or Magnesium a better water heater anode material?

Depends on your water type.If the zinc did not last go to the Aluminum(less reactive).If you get sulfur smell you need to change the anode hardness

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We wo not pass judgment but if you lean on the 'they are not' side, that conclusion defeats the purpose. For most people, the gas vs electric water heater debate boils down to cost and available space. While gas water heaters cost slightly more to install, the lower cost of natural gas easily makes up for this within the first year of use. Still, electric water heaters have their place. If you have a small area in which to place the heater, an electric unit is hard to beat. The same is true if your situation precludes you (either cost-wise or structure-wise) from installing the venting that a gas heater requires. Other types of water heaters (such as tankless and solar) have more specific use cases that exclude the vast majority of people. If you are in the Phoenix, Arizona area and unsure of what type you require, give us a call at American Home Water and Air. We've been installing HVAC and water equipment for more than 30 years and we would be happy to lend you a hand.1. Help describing a fight scene?I am not going to write it for you but I will give you some tips: 1) If you are looking to increase the tension and pace of that scene, then you need to include short sentences. Short sentences are faster to read and add a sense of immediacy to the scene. 2) Only focus on the details that Leah would notice since it's in her point of view. She would not notice the rip in James' pants if she's focusing on the punches or the blood. So only include the details that are consistent to what that pov character would notice. Also remember, she's in the basement at night, that means it's dark and she might see things incorrectly due to shadows. (You could use this to surprise the reader. If Leah thinks it was James who hit the floor because she can not see him, the reader will think so too. But when James walks out of the shadows, Leah's relief will be shared with the reader). 3) Only include details that convey the atmosphere you are aiming for in the scene. You would not talk about the nice breeze, obviously, because it distracts from the point of the scene and gives the wrong atmospheric impression. You would describe things like the sounds of grunts, the sound of shoes scuffing on the cement floor, the shadows, clothes ripping, the smell of dirt, mildew, and sweat or blood, dust clouds being kicked up, and various other things. 4) Keep it emotional. Do not just describe a blow-by-blow account of the fight. Include Leah's monologue (thoughts), to add suspense and emotion to the scene. You would want to show her distress so as to appeal to the reader's empathy. 5) Choose your verbs carefully and avoid too many adverbs/adjectives. "Pummeled" is better than "perpetually punched" and "stumbled" is better than "walked unsteadily." You want to also make sure you name things accurately. It's not just a "water heater" but an "electric, Kenmore, water heater." Or, it's not just a "light" it's a "naked light bulb hanging from an unprotected socket with a coiled snake nest of wires stapled to the ceiling above." You need to choose the details that evoke a certain mood/imagery. Good luck.2. Why Tankless water heater is not producing hot water?I believe those are switched on by a flow-sensor, so either the sensor or the heating element has failed. If you are experienced working around electrical devices, can access the connections, and can turn off the power to the device, you should be able to check both the flow sensing switch and the heating element with an ohmmeter or a continuity tester. The switch should close (show a very low resistance - close to zero ohms, or light the test light) when the water is turned on, and the heating element should show a fairly low resistance (few tens of ohms, or light the test light) at all times.3. Hot and cold water in apartments?A boiler or water heater with a circulating pump
What Is the Difference Between a Water Heater and an Electric Kettle?
a thermostat1. Does water actually boil in an electric kettle?When it hits 212F or 100C it is boiling no matter what kettle it's in. It's a matter of time, the longer water is in a heat source the hotter it gets. Unless you are on Mount Kilamanjaro than the temperature will be less because you are so high up. In that case you need to use a pressure cooker to get to 212F or 100C2. is it possible to make your own electric kettle?"Real world" engineers always take advantage of prior art. If you can buy a kettle commercially that will do the job, buy it. Then, you can give your full attention to the unique parts of your project. It's not cheating. You should avoid "re-inventing the wheel" whenever you can. That's not what you asked. But it's the best advice I can give.3. How many watts does my 1000 watt electric kettle peak at?As you say above that you have 1000 watt electric kettle and need transformer for it . As every appliance have it's electricity consuming capacity or voltage power . You have to buy more than 1000 watt transformer or 1500 watt transformer for better result .4. Is it environmentally unfriendly to boil water in an electric kettle before adding it to a pot?You are probably wasting less energy boiling it in a kettle than boiling it in a saucepan on the stove. All the heat from the kettle element goes into the water, whereas a lot of the heat from the gas flares out around the saucepan and is wasted5. how to fix my electric kettle?Most probably needs a new heating element, so it is cheaper to buy a new one6. Can we boil cooking oil in an electric kettle?God help you, son. Turn up the brain cells for this one. Look at the label of the tea kettle. Somewhere in the Warning Section the words: "Use product as intended" probably will display prominently. Do not be silly and do it...or you will catch your house on fire.7. My plastic electric kettle has boiled dry by accident. Is it still safe to use? It smelled plastiky/metallic?no .. polyurethane is toxic, especially when burning .. (sorry if my spelling is wrong) but there is this new study too, that you might want to look up.. they are saying there is some thing like eb2.. o( i know i am wrong, but it's something like that.. ) that is supposed to be horribly wrong for all humans, and they think it's linked to some health problems now :( .. it's on the web.. goodluck.. I am sorry about your kettle, but it's best to keep you safe!8. Should I keep water in my electric kettle?i think of you have an electric undertaking including your kettle ,no longer a scent undertaking !!! Now provide up using it your gonna burn the dam residing house down !!! positioned a mug of water and tea bag in microwave like truthfully everyone else interior the international .or you may brew in simple terms water on your coffee pot while you are gonna choose extra effective than one cup so it's going to already be warm whilst yor waiting for it9. is it true it costs more (uses more electric) to boil a electric kettle than it does to run your computer?the second answerer sounded like they knew what they were talking about but i still cant see how that would work!! i boil my kettle about 10 times a day so according to them i could run my computer for 80 hours, that cant be right!!10. What is water temperature after electric kettle switches off?Basic electric tea kettles primarily work by turning off when a bimetallic switch in the handle (probably at the bottom, where it will require some steam pressure to have steam travel down to) of the kettle is sufficiently heated to deform one of the metals, turning off the kettle. This switch is heated by steam, and the element itself is typically turned off well below 100C (closer to 85, perhaps) to ensure it does not go on heating indefinitely, particularly well above sea level. This ensures it is boiling, as the steam pressure required to move the steam to heat the element does not exist until the water is at a full boil.As such, you can not assume any specific temperature from the kettle without knowing your altitude, and most accurately taking the temperature yourself. It does not heat to a specific temperature independent of altitude/pressure and stop, if you are using one of the cheaper models; if you have a model that has digital temperature control, then of course you can simply set that.Now, the temperature it stops at is quite stable, for your altitude; so if you determine that temperature (either with an accurate thermometer, or by searching the internet and/or doing the math to find out what temperature water boils at where you live) it's likely very consistent. So if you are looking for 96C, and where you live water boils at 98C, you can work out how to drop it those two degrees pretty easily.Example information: UK Museum of Science and Industry article about KettlesJohn Taylor, one of the early inventors of this kind of switchRussell Hobbs, another UK company that pioneered this process, and includes some information as to how it works on the page:(I can not source that actual statement, as does not go to a page that uses this language, but it's within reason compared to other similar pages.)
Gas Water Heater Hissing and Water Dripping From Flue?
ummmmmmm consider yourself lucky to have it last that long IT's gone GET a new one before tank burst and you have 30 gals or more of water to mop up !1. Can someone pls help me troubleshoot problems with my gas water heater?the pilot light dont come on ??2. Just installed a new gas water heater - smelled natural gas for a minute or two?If you shut off the gas, removed a line to the old heater, and smelled gas for a couple of minutes, it could just be the gas that was in the line between the shut off and the old heater. As long as you test any fittings you moved, and any other fittings in the line going back a segment or two, you are probably okay. Use soapy water on the fittings to check for bubbles.3. I am building a new home in Cleveland, OH. Should I opt for an Electric or Gas Water Heater?electric, that way you can turn it off at night to save $$$$4. Our State Select Gas Water Heater won't stay lit. Is this a thermostat issue?change the thermocouple..it is the thin line that comes of the aquastat and goes to the main burner. if it is still under warranty the parts are sent out by state w/ htrs. but the fastest way is to purchase one and install it. ...inexpensive part. ..plumber is going to charge $250. 00 ;-].5. My gas water heater thermostat is malfunctioning..?thats what pipe dope and soapy water is for.dont use pipe dope on any flared fittings, but on the thermostat itself use soft set recto seal.im not positive if you can change it out, but im guessing you can. my experience lies in lpg and electric. and lpg runs like twice the pressure, and its still not major pressure6. can you use propane on a natural gas water heater?No. On most appliances you can purchase a conversion kit to convert the appliance from one fuel to another. however water heaters are the one exception to that. Most water heaters are not convertible. Call them and ask if there is a conversion kit available. But I doubt you will get one. You will need to change the appliance if you are changing fuels. Some will say you only need to change or drill out the orifices etc. This is untrue and unwise. If you do this and the appliance is involved in a fire or anyone is injured by it the manufacturer will take no responsibility because you have "altered" the appliance and are using it "in a manner other than which it was intended". Insurance claims will be denied for the same reason. Do not do it. I know it's not the answer you were hoping for, but that's the truth!7. What energy saving methods can I use for a new gas water heater?A blanket is unnecessary and some manufacturers of tank WHs state that a blanket should not be added.The temperature set point of a tank should not be below 130 F and some say not below 140 F. This high temperature is necessary to prevent the growth of Legionella bacteria. For the same reason a timer is not recommended and I do not think a gas tank can be controlled by a timer.Research the proper temperature setting and just use the heater as it is equipped. If you have a shower with a thermostatic anti-scald valve it would be OK to use 140 F, but if you do not , then you might want to use the lowest recommended temperature setting. A lot depends on how many people in your house want to shower at the same time or in quick succession8. Very Old Gas Water Heater - Two Flames! Help!?Without actually seeing it it's hard to say. It might be a leak on the tubing or a hole in the burner. Is the flame blue or yellow? Blue flames are good, yellow not so good. Wish I could tell you more.9. Where would an on-demand tankless gas water heater be mounted?A tankless heater should be mounted as close to the point of use as feasible. Most tankless water heaters can actually be mounted under a kitchen sink.
Is It Possible for a Hot Water Heater to Leak Internally?
'Nope, as there's no place for an "internal leak" to go to. Unless the water heater itself is reheating constantly, it's not hot water leaking anyway. Dash is gettin' after it. I will go for a leaky toilet, a cracked irrigation pipe under pressure, a mechanical-timer water softener that's out of whack, a neglected furnace-mounted humidifier, etc. Turn off one thing at a time, if you will. Your water bill is insane, so just do it, and be thorough. 'Love to know how this turns out, so please update later.1. Problem with my hot water heater?Well, that's weird. What happens if you leave the door to the utility room open?2. Is a water heater neccesary for tropical water tanks?Walmart has heaters for 10 gallon fish tanks for $13.49. They temperature adjust to 78 degrees3. Are these charges too much for a hot water heater replacement?That looks right in line to me. And yes, most people are a little shocked. They did a LOT of work and it appears all was needed. The pressure regulator is needed because high pressure can damage a tank but that is an entirely separate issue not related to a normal tank installation. And that protects all the plumbing in the house. So the pressure valve is a house pressure problem and was "extra". The expansion tanks are now required as is flexible lines for the gas piping because of earthquake considerations. I do not see the price of the expansion tank listed. The old gas shutoffs can leak a little if not serviced at times by repacking and you moving them at least annually. Your old water shutoff probably would not seal or was rusted up. If you add the word "custom" I am sure the price goes up. I have no idea why they had to custom make waterlines but that is likely not their fault. Except for the expensive "dielectric unions" the rest looks not only reasonable but more than fair. Sorry.4. Our home has an oil hot water heater should we keep it or switch to an electric water heater?Whatever you do, get away from oil heat!!!5. Fizzy water from new water heater?Any time plumbing work is done to the supply water you should flush the system as much as possible before drinking. Not sure why there is still air in the cold water lines unless he really had to drain them good before replacing the heater, because filling the new heater should have resolved it. Just try running it for a while anyway. Good luck Chris6. Indirect Hot Water heater - Any recommendations?9 years is fairly soon for the indirect water heater to go bad. Those type units are usually some of the longest lived options for water heaters. Weil-McLain estimates they should have about a 30-year life span. Before you spend a lot of money to replace the current system you may want to have our water tested to determine if minerals or acidity may be corroding your plumbing, which would lead to premature failure of anything you install. You can see a life-cycle cost comparison of different water heating choices at the link provided. The indirect water heater with a high efficiency boiler can be one of the most cost effective solutions you can get. Why do not you want to stay with that and repair or replace the leaky unit? Since you have a gas boiler then the next best option with regards to life-cycle cost is a high efficiency on-demand pilotless gas unit. Gas prices are going up so it might be more cost effective to install an electric on-demand unit, but you would probably have to run a higher current circuit for it. The standard gas and electric tank water heaters are relatively inexpensive to install, but they are very inefficient and would be more costly over time.7. why is the alarm on the water heater going off?This Site Might Help You. RE: why is the alarm on the water heater going off?8. Unable to turn thermostat knob for water heater?You can still light the pilot light, it is not controlled by the thermostat. Besides , what do you want us to do?Maybe you just have to call a service company
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