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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 28, 2015 - 08:26 PM

If you guys remember I changed out my water heater last year with a new one. Noticed that there has only been enough water for one or two showers then Luke warm. Thought at first well dish washer going, laundry, ect.

Finally worked up the gumption after taking a cold shower to check it out.

Changed upper element and thermostat with spares j bought when I b ought the new water heater. Fixed it up.

I ran the tests I found online and it showed a bad thermostat. Changed that, then tested the elemnt. Showed a bad elememt.

Oh well let there be hot water. I'll have to replies my parts now if his is an every year event.
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Posted November 28, 2015 - 08:38 PM

We had problems with that when we built the house. Went bad in 6 months. Under warranty so the plumber replaced the bad part. 6 months later the other one went out. Got that fixed under warranty. 6 months later.... same thing. I replaced everything with parts from the farm store. Those parts lasted 8 years
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Posted November 28, 2015 - 09:00 PM

When we bought this house 15 years ago it was put on piers as no time for a basement then.  Every time the wind blew from the SE it would blow the pilot light out.  Downdraft was the problem.  Got tired of lighting the darn pilot and called REC at noon on Friday.  By 2 pm I had a new electric hot water heater installed FREE and no troubles since.


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 09:35 PM

My next water heater will be a water on demand type...pretty common where folks are using propane for heat. Mine would be on natural gas


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 09:46 PM

My next water heater will be a water on demand type...pretty common where folks are using propane for heat. Mine would be on natural gas


Tried that once, would not work with my city gas service( not enough pressure/volume) Check the volume/pressure of gas on your location, to be sure it will work for you. My brother and nephew both. Have them and love them.

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Posted November 28, 2015 - 10:21 PM

My next water heater will be a water on demand type...pretty common where folks are using propane for heat. Mine would be on natural gas

I use one for my garage floor heat and love it.


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 11:07 PM

Costly to install but they are the best efficiency you can get..  

 

Another thing on electrical Water heaters that gets overlooked is the Sacrificial Anode

 

They are highly active metals that are used to prevent a less active material surface from corroding. Sacrificial Anodes are created from a metal alloy with a more negative electro-chemical potential than the other metal it will be used to protect.

 

It's worth a look on any electric water heater that has issues..


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Posted November 28, 2015 - 11:17 PM

Zinc usually the same as used on boats for the same reason.



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Posted November 29, 2015 - 01:13 AM

I plan to replace my 17 year old electric water heater tomorrow with a new hybrid electric water heater. The old one works but is leaking. I had a hybrid add on set up for 10 years and it worked great but then leaked and had to be disconnected. We will see how it goes. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 04:59 AM

Do yourself a favor and buy the extended warrantee.  I'm on my 3rd replacement since they don't last long on my well water..  






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