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How badly did I screw up my hot water heater?

My gas hot water heater's pilot light has been going out regularly. I replaced the thermocouple in an effort to solve the problem, but I seem to have botched it: Not only does the pilot light still go out after the tank is heated, but now the gas continues to flow after the pilot goes out. [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on Oct 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Wasting warm water woes - Stop a leak on my hot water heater.

Indoor Plumbing Filter: Help me understand a valve on my hot water line and how to stop a leak. [more inside]
posted by msbutah on Apr 14, 2012 - 8 answers

How to unstick brass valve?

How do I unstick this brass bypass valve? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Dec 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Buying a hot water heater. Is there a good way to choose one?

Buying a hot water heater. Is there a good way to choose one? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Oct 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Water heater entraining water in exhaust flue

Why is my water heater not working, and why is it throwing out exhaust gas entrained with cold water? [more inside]
posted by drollix on Aug 18, 2011 - 3 answers

In-line water heater suggestions?

What kind of water heater can I put under our bathroom sink to heat the water until the house water heater takes over? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jan 23, 2011 - 12 answers

What to look for when buying a gas hot water tank?

What to look for in buying a new gas hot water heater? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Dec 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Tanks in advance!

We need a new hot water heater and are considering a tankless model. Do you have one and can you tell me if it's worth the higher price? [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Sep 11, 2010 - 26 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

Help me with getting the right venting for Takagi Jr tankless heater.

I bought a Takagi Jr tankless heater and was wondering if anyone could help me with getting the right venting for it. I'm going to be venting it through the back wall right into my backyard.
posted by jasonbold on Mar 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Help some painters clean their brushes

How do I change the heating element on a small 20 gallon electric water heater if I can't find the drain? [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Jan 18, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm Too Old for the Draft

Is it safe to insulate around the crawlspace exit point for a hot water heater vent pipe? [more inside]
posted by Gingercat on Jan 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Power-vented water heaters -- what say you?

Replacing a water heater... to power-vent or not to power-vent? That is the question. [more inside]
posted by sesquipedalia on Nov 4, 2009 - 15 answers

Price for new water heater?

Reasonable cost for a new hot water heater? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Sep 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Should a hot water pump be this noisy?

Should a hot water pump be this noisy? [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Jul 28, 2009 - 6 answers

How can A and B be connected if there's nothing to connect them?

When our pool equipment runs, it triggers the sound of a leaky pipe in a wall adjacent to our hot water heater. By triggering the valve on the hot water heater when the water to the house is off, I can stop the noise. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by pokeedog on Feb 15, 2009 - 5 answers

I need a handyman today.

Help needed quickly!! My tankless water heater is leaking after freezing weather. For 2 days there was no hot water. Nothing coming out of the tap. Last night the water was flowing and it was hot. [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Jan 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Tankless in Denver

Localfilter: I live in Denver, and I'd like a tankless water heater. Who can I trust? [more inside]
posted by boo_radley on Jan 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Saving Money by Keeping Hot Water Heater on "Low"?

Am I saving myself money by turning my propane heater to "Low" when I'm not using hot water? [more inside]
posted by Andrea2880 on Dec 31, 2008 - 7 answers

Ah the pressure ( or lack of it )

[PlubmingFilter] Last night Mrs Rus notice a very slow leak from our immersion heater. So in a flash of "brilliance" I turn it off at the (power) mains and would worry about it in the morning. Its now the morning and things aren't quite right [more inside]
posted by rus on Nov 16, 2008 - 8 answers

We stopped the tide, but broke everything else

Plumbing Filter: After a water heater leak, our toilet is not filling correctly and our water isn't very hot. DIY antics ahead. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Nov 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Zen and the Art of Water Heater Maintenance

How do you maintain your water heater? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Apr 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Will I suffocate?

How dangerous is it to live in a small room with a gas-powered water heater? Will I die? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Apr 26, 2007 - 17 answers

Recommendations for a gas water heater

My current water heater is about 14 years old now, and I'm looking to replace it with a traditional 'tanked' water heater (I'm not going to be in this house long to justify a tankless unit). For the most part I'm only looking to heat water for two people, and I'm thinking a 40 gallon tank with a large burner will be sufficient. Does anyone have any suggestions or good resources for comparison?
posted by cfg on Jan 16, 2007 - 12 answers

How do I get hotter water sooner?

Cure for the takes-too-long-for-our-water-to-heat-up blues? [more inside]
posted by mosk on Jan 13, 2007 - 18 answers

Installing a Water Heater - what about the water pressure?

What does the water pressure coming into your house have to do with installing a water heater? [more inside]
posted by katyjack on Oct 2, 2006 - 12 answers

water heater pilot light won't stay lit

Our water heater pilot light won't stay lit. Is it time to call a repair man? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Sep 20, 2006 - 9 answers

What kind of water heating system is this?

What kind of water heating system do I have? And can I install a timer on it? [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Jul 4, 2006 - 3 answers

Should I buy a tankless gas water heater?

Anyone have any thoughts on Tankless Water Heaters, specifically gas ones however thoughts on electric ones too would be nice I guess. Distance to kitchen/shower? Ok to put one in a cold room such as a garage? Other important things to know about one before calling the plumber? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Dec 21, 2005 - 24 answers

Where can I find a very accurate water heater?

Where can I find a very accurate water heater? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Oct 11, 2005 - 13 answers

How to get the funky smell out of my hot water

Moving into an apartment that was built a year ago and never lived in. How do I get stale water out of the tank and pipes? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Aug 30, 2005 - 2 answers

Where the heck did my hot water go

I've painstakingly and scientifically ruled out all of the other possibilities. My hot water heater is inhabited by the Virgin Mary. [more inside]
posted by felix on Jun 13, 2005 - 16 answers

Insulating a hot water heater

Anyone know how to insulate a hot water heater?
posted by adampsyche on Dec 13, 2003 - 3 answers

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