Pilot light of one of the two water heaters installed side by side won't come on .... [more inside]
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]
How can I control hot water to a bathroom faucet (tap)? [more inside]
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]
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]
When my furnace is running, I don't get hot water in my shower. What's going on? [more inside]
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]
Can I save energy by turning the hot water off? [more inside]
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]
Question about infant formula milk and hot water [more inside]
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?
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?
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]
Is there a legal maximum hot water temperature for a New York apartment? [more inside]
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]
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]
Why is my bath not hot anymore? [more inside]
Why does my upstairs shower run out of hot water long before the one downstairs? I only have one water heater... [more inside]
Noob house owner: The water heater is now only putting out lukewarm water, not hot. [more inside]
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]
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]
My hot water smells moldy (more inside).. [more inside]