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Water heater pilot won't turn on

Pilot light of one of the two water heaters installed side by side won't come on .... [more inside]
posted by SunPower on Aug 28, 2014 - 3 answers

Why do I get a thrill out of washing my hands in painfully hot water?

I have a habit of washing my hands in incredibly hot water. Not painfully hot to start, but increasingly hot, in a boiling-frog sense. There's something about the sensation that goes beyond "soothing" (like one gets from a garden-variety hot shower) and into the territory of a mild high — or at least the best itch that's ever been scratched. [more inside]
posted by unauthorized.cinnamon on May 17, 2014 - 11 answers

How best to safely control hot water to a bathroom faucet?

How can I control hot water to a bathroom faucet (tap)? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Apr 14, 2014 - 16 answers

I just want a hot shower!

We have a hot water problem and I would love to have an idea of what the problem and solution is before wasting a bunch of money on a plumber. [more inside]
posted by katers890 on Dec 12, 2013 - 22 answers

What's broken: shower, tank, pump, thermostat, boiler, or all??

I live in rented accommodation in the UK. The hot water is scaldingly hot. The radiators burn to touch. The shower temperature is hugely unreliable -- scalding or freezing. The landlord is worried that a plumber will rip him off, based on bad experiences in the past, and unwilling to pay to investigate. Can you help me understand what's going on? I'd like to put my landlord's mind at rest regarding plumbers, and set his expectations regarding likely diagnoses and solutions -- and hence cost. I also suspect this situation is wasting energy and hence driving up the cost of heating bills. I'd like to persuade the landlord that fixing it might be a good idea. [more inside]
posted by ajp on Apr 12, 2013 - 23 answers

I Want a Hot Shower

When my furnace is running, I don't get hot water in my shower. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by backwords on Dec 3, 2012 - 25 answers

Trying to be a good landlord

I just bought a new condo (yay!) but the shower water is not ideal (boo!). It gets almost hot, but not quite. I know that I can adjust the temperature on the water heater in the basement, but the water in the rest of the house gets very hot, so I feel like there's something shower-specific. From Googling, it sounds as though there's probably a blockage. Can you explain to me, like I'm a child, how (and if) I can deal with this? [more inside]
posted by cider on Apr 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Turning the hot water off to save energy

Can I save energy by turning the hot water off? [more inside]
posted by saturn~jupiter on Dec 24, 2011 - 12 answers

It's either this or they burn their rent checks

NYC renters filter, asking for a friend: calling 311 over repeated and frequent lack of heat and hot water isn't working, as the landlord is a flagrant scofflaw. A lawsuit seems to be the next step - any advice from others who've taken that step? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Nov 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Mixing infant formula with hot water

Question about infant formula milk and hot water [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Sep 9, 2011 - 10 answers

The hot water in my shower was hotter today. Should I be concerned?

The temperature of the hot water in my shower was hotter today. Not scalding or uncomfortable, but hotter than I've felt it before. Why would that happen, and should I inspect the water heater? How do I do that, and what should I look for?
posted by bleary on Sep 21, 2010 - 13 answers

Don't drink the brown water

Without warning my hot water (and hot water only) has suddenly started running brown, and when I drain a tub of it silt like material is left in the bottom. I suspect it's rust. After running the water for a long time it does not seem to be going away. Am I right in thinking that this is probably my boiler and it should be replaced? The suddenness seems weird. Also: my family has been showing and bathing in this, could it be harmful in any way?
posted by Artw on Mar 19, 2010 - 19 answers

Glacially slow hot water

Master bathroom shower takes FOREVER to get hot water. The hot water heater is outside, less than fifteen feet from the actual shower. Other faucets in the house are much farther away (up to 30-40 feet away) never fail to get us hot water in less than 15-30sec. What gives? How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Mar 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Is my landlord trying to make a soup out of me?

Is there a legal maximum hot water temperature for a New York apartment? [more inside]
posted by CharlesV42 on Dec 20, 2009 - 20 answers

To repair or to replace?

To repair or replace? Should I repair a boiler with renowned reoccuring faults or replace it with a new reliable boiler with a 5 year warranty? [more inside]
posted by hjd on Nov 30, 2009 - 3 answers

I want hot showers again.

The water from my kitchen sink, bathroom sink and washer can get really hot. The water from the bathtub/shower is cold. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by OLechat on Nov 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Bath once was hot but now is not.

Why is my bath not hot anymore? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Oct 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Why do I shiver upstairs?

Why does my upstairs shower run out of hot water long before the one downstairs? I only have one water heater... [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Dec 29, 2007 - 17 answers

Hot, hot, hot, not, not, not

Noob house owner: The water heater is now only putting out lukewarm water, not hot. [more inside]
posted by The Behatted Wild Man of Greenfield on Apr 19, 2007 - 19 answers

Can I afford not to waste electricity heating up my showers?

My old electric hot water service has sprung a leak, and I'm researching replacement options. Is there anything greener and more cost-effective available to this Australian than off-peak electric? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Aug 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Hot Showers in the middle of Nowhere?

HotWaterFilter: We want to put in a propane powered hot water heater in a very remote cabin that does not have electric power. Any recommendations? (more specific details inside) [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jan 6, 2006 - 5 answers

Stale Hot Water

My hot water smells moldy (more inside).. [more inside]
posted by j on Jan 3, 2004 - 8 answers

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