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No water in the copper pipes in our baseboard

Our house has 8 Intertherm baseboard heaters. All are pretty old. There appears to be no water in the copper pipes in our baseboard heaters. I'm of course trying to increase the efficiency of these heaters. Can we just refill it or does it use something else other than water.
''Intertherm hot water select'' baseboard heater. Model: EBH2000

By the way the model in the product field is wrong. It wouldn't let me enter in the model above so I just picked the air conditioner.

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Water is fine. Tom

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Original Intertherm heaters were filled with 80% water 20% antifreeze.

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Can i flush my water pipes out using bicarbonate soda ,from the mains supply to my house,as i have blue green stains in shower ,basin ,toilet ,a blood test shows a copper reading of 23.1, in bloodstream ,...


Flushing pipes won't help this problem at all. What you're seeing is electrolysis, caused by galvanized pipes connected to copper pipes. A tiny electrical current (like a little battery) is created that causes copper molecules to corrode from the inside of the copper piping. You need to install an electrolytic union (breaks the electrical connection between the galvanized and the copper) at each of those connections. This must have started after some plumbing was done where copper was used to replace galvanized. That's the place to look and that's where you'll find this problem. Do this soon -- the blue/green stains are copper that's been corroded from the inside of your copper piping which will soon start leaking as a result. This could also happen at a water heater, which should have an electrolytic union at EACH connection (Hot, Cold and Drain if there's a recirc. system). Don't let someone tell you a brass fitting does the same thing -- that's an old plumber's wives tale that isn't true. Google Electrolytic Union to see what the fitting looks like.

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When I run hot water for the tub, it has a brown tint


10 year old homes today usually do not have galvanized pipe. They have copper or pex plastic pipe. These do not rust.
Is rusty water on both hot and cold line, or just hot line?
Just hot line, then check anode rod and flush tank:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html#flush
Are you on water well? Well casing can get rusted. Water can have minerals. Call local water well service and describe problem in detail.
Are you on city water or mudd district water? Is pipe coming into house made of galvanized? Look inside meter box or look at pipe coming into house. Sometimes the city water line at end of run can get filled with sediments that will discolor water. Have water company flush the city water line.

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I have a hotpoint hot water heater it's about 6 years old. When I turn the hot water on it runs very slowly the water pressure is very low and it's like this throughout the house how do I fix this problem...


You have clog in the water line.
Since all hot water pipes are involved, clog is probably near water heater.

Buy pressure gauge at hardware store that threads onto hose connection.
Brady BTG 100 at Amazon
Picture of gauge

Check outdoor pressure for baseline pressure in your home.
Turn off electricity to hot water heater for an hour or two so there is not scalding water.
Open drain valve on water heater to see if water heater is clogged with sediment.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-will-not-drain.html

Put pressure gauge on drain valve and compare with outside pressure.
Open hot water spigot on bathtub and see if tank pressure drops ... if tank pressure drops significantly with bathtub spigot on, then clog is on incoming cold water before tank, and could be on outgoing hot water pipes too.
If tank pressure stays about the same, then clog is on outgoing hot water pipes.

Clog can be sediment caught in cold water shut off valve located above tank. Open and close valve and test pressure again. Take apart incoming cold water pipes above tank and check for sediment. Replace valve. Look at condition of cold water nipple on top of tank.

Sediment caught at hot water elbow near tank.
Sediment can fill up old pipes. Take apart hot water pipes above water heater and see condition.
Look at condition of hot water nipple on top of tank.
You may have to take apart pipes up to first or second elbow.

Pipes can decay at joint where copper pipe connects to galvanized pipe. Check for copper to galvanized connections on cold or hot pipes and replace section of galvanized pipe. Copper pipe will probably be good, the galvanized pipe will deteriorate. Replace copper-to-galvanized joint with 3/4" non-conducting union from hardware store

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Sal,
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I have a hot water heater,for some reason it started leaking were the cold water goes in, it was leaking were the round white cover that cover the whole that the connection goes in the tank.Can you tell me...


To find out you need to cut away the white cover to see where the leak is coming from. This white cover is just cosmetic.

If the leak is on the connection where the supply line comes in, then is usually can be fixed.

If the leak is on the metal of the tank below the connection, then there is no fixing it. The metal just below the white plastic is part of the tank.

If the leak is on the connection, it can all be replaced. I recommend replacing the nipple going into the water heater with a 3/4" x 3" brass nipple. From there I recommend using a 3/4" x 3/4" x 18"-24" copper water heater flex. This assuming that you have a flex line installed now. If not I still recommend the brass nipple and the copper flex, but you can get a 3/4" Sharkbite Male adapter to adapt to copper pipe. (Use this fitting instead of having to solder. This fitting is found at Home Depot and Lowes. Be sure not to have any burrs on the copper pipe, because Sharkbites use an O'ring which can be damaged by any burrs.)

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