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I need a manel about vent in the bottom it fell apart

When i light it it burnes up oxygen goes out how dos vent pices go togeather

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There is a filter around the bottom of the burner and the base of the heater it is cloth take it off and clean it , also there is a plate inside the unit that you would have to take the burner assembly out to clean it

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I have a GSW Superflue power vented electronic ignition. It lights and fires up for 15sec then goes out. Keeps doing this. When I open the two front covers the flame stays lit and strong. As close the...


definite air intake problem . check the filter at the bottom of the unit. and keep the area around the unit clear and clean to prevent recurrence

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Pilot light not stay lit


Copy following links:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-light-gas-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/
Reliance is made by AO Smith company, and air intake located on bottom of unit.
Make sure you have adequate incoming air and vent is working.
Remember, the pilot is located upwards from the viewing sight-glass, so it is sometimes difficult to see pilot.
Pilot flame must burn clear blue, with bits of yellow and red. Yellow flame means inadequate air supply or venting.

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Sep 26, 2013 | Reliance Natural Gas Water Heater Control

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My 606 reliance gas water heater run for 5min and pilot goes out


If the pilot will light and stay lit, then ECO is not tripped, and thermocouple is probably good.
If ECO is tripped, then pilot will have no gas.
Usually if thermocouple is bad or installed incorrectly, the pilot goes out immediately after releasing the pilot knob during lighting.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-thermocouple.html

First thing is to clean water heater air intake and get more fresh air to the water heater and see if that solves problem. Combustion of hydrocarbon requires oxygen that must be pulled into the water heater from surrounding rooms. If water heater is closed off, or located in hot attic that is not correctly vented, or house is tightly sealed, or air intake is clogged, then there is not enough oxygen to support combustion.

Next thing to check is color and size of pilot flame.
If color of flame is NOT clear blue, or if flame is weak, then that says the pilot orifice and burner tubes and burner should be removed and cleaned, along with cleaning combustion chamber.

Additional suspects include combination of things, including: , bad gas control valve, low gas pressure, air in gas line, water dripping down vent and putting out pilot, reverse air flow or backdraft down the vent that blows out pilot, damaged burner parts because of exposure to trace chemicals such as bleach and wax.
Open following link to see various images and read resources.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

Sep 30, 2011 | Water Heaters

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I have a 50 gallon rheem direct vent natural gas heater. The pilot light goes out on an infrequent but aggravating basis. I replaced the thermocouple one time and it got better for about a year but has...


Open following links for pilot light help:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Pilot-light-will-not-stay-lit.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Negative-pressure.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Bosch_Ventilating_tight_houses.pdf

Since pilot light goes out and can be re-lit, problem is probably not thermocouple, gas control valve, or air in gas line. But these things can factor in as contributing factors.
Problem is likely one of following or combination of following including dirty burner parts, tight house, incorrect vent lengths, negative pressure caused by other venting appliances, condensation dripping down into combustion area, and inadequate oxygen supply due to hot or closed-off room or attic location.

Gas water heaters draw air from surrounding area. If water heater is located inside house, then air has to enter home through cracks and when doors and windows are opened. Other gas appliances and vent fans also draw air from same indoor area. When other vent fans turn on, air can be drawn down the water heater vent and blow out pilot light.
Inspect combustion chamber to make sure there is no condensate water dripping down from incorrect vent that is putting out flame. If combustion chamber is dry, then close doors and windows. Turn on all vent fans and gas appliances that vent outdoors, and see if water heater pilot goes out.
Consult with plumber or product manual about proper horizontal and vertical lengths of vent pipe for your model. Have plumber clean combustion parts and inspect vent termination and check gas pressure and bleed gas line.
Add louver opening to outdoors so air can enter room where water heater is located.

Aug 05, 2011 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

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Had three 50-gal American Standard water heaters installed Dec. 2009 Two upstairs in attic, one downstairs at ground level. Attic location used because heaters being replaced were up there. Upstairs...


Plumber is right.
Problem is not amount of air in attic. Problem is how hot the air is.
Oxygen molecules separate apart in very hot air and pilot light goes out since there is not enough oxygen density to support combustion.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Water-heater-in-attic-800.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Attic-Ventilation-and-Pilot-Outage-in-Gas%20Water-Heaters.pdf

More ventilation is needed.
Plumber is not ventilating expert, and not responsible for attic ventilation that builder failed to install. Plumber should do a survey of location before installation to make sure gasoline vapors are not stored nearby, but summer attic ventilation is gray area until more general-public folks become aware of problem. Hotter summers temperatures will spread that information.

Hire local home center to install roof vents AND soffit vents.
Note: You also need soffit vents.
Remember a vent on the roof is like sucking air out of a coke bottle. The roof vent is no good unless air can also enter the attic from another vent located in the soffit.

Another solution is electric water heater for very hot locations.
Or install solar-assisted water heater.
http://www.hotwater.com/products/residential/cirrex_solar.html

Jul 28, 2011 | American Standard 40 G Natural Gas Water...

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Pilot light keeps going out during hot days


Solution is probably better ventilation to gas water heater.
On hot days, heat and lack of ventilation can cause pilot outage.
Hot air causes oxygen molecules to move farther apart, and combustion is no longer supported so pilot goes out.

Open following links:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Attic-Ventilation-and-Pilot-Outage-in-Gas%20Water-Heaters.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot

Jul 04, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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How much clearance do i need to leave on top of the water heater between the insulation and the chimmney? is the insulation fireproof?


Gas or electric?

1) Electric heater can be completely covered with insulation except TP valve. Set electric heater on insulated surface. Insulate pipes completely right down to tank.

2) Gas heater is different.
No insulation over combustion area, or gas valve, or air inlet or. No insulation on top of tank that will interfere with venting of dangerous combustion products including odorless CO gas. Foam insulation on pipes should stop 10" short of tank top. No insulation within 6" of the 3-4" inch galvanized vent pipe.

Here's photo with gas water heater insulation tips:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Insulate-gas-water-heater.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

3) Tankless gas. No insulation on box. No pipe insulation within 12". No insulation near vent pipe.

4) How much clearance between heater and chimney?? Not sure what that means. Is that the water heater vent stack? Or where vent stack goes into chimney stack? No insulation on gas flue pipes. Or within 6 inches of 3-4" water heater vent pipes

5) Is insulation fireproof? Everything burns if it's hot enough. If you throw insulation into backyard fire, paper and foil will burn away and insulation kind of falls apart in the heat. Fiberglass insulation cannot be set on fire with a match. Foam pipe insulation will burn.

Dec 02, 2010 | Thermwell Water Heater Blanket

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Rheem 50 gallon water tank. can not burn. CO senser is alarming


sounds like the flue is plugged up. or the venting at the bottom is plugged
CO is deadly, do not use if your CO sensor is going off.

you need to clean out the vents at the bottom of the heater, especially if this is a newer model water heater. if the vents are plugged the flame will light for a minute, but get really big and yellow, and then flame will go out.... not getting enough air

be sure to check the flue pipe, birds like to make nests, and will cause the flue gas to escape into the house instead of outside.

if you have problems, please call a pro, CO is deadly!

Jul 01, 2010 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

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GG40T06AVG01 my GE Hot Water Heater is only 4 years old and has lost the pilot light twice over the last 10 days. What is happening to casue this problem?


Problem can also be lack of air to the combustion area. Vacuum the area towards the bottom of the tank where the vent holes are. Also, I had a resident that had fans blowing out of her apartment windows this summer. We had the same problem with the pilot light and even replaced the thermocouple. Problem continued and even had CO in the home when the tank was firing. She was creating a back draft and pulling the exhaust gases into the apartment from the hotwater tank. It took time to figure it out.

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