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Crown boiler


follow this chart troubleshooting and fix it. God bless you
est and replace a high-limit cutoff:
  1. Disconnect power to the heater at the electrical panel and post a sign warning others not to turn it on.
  2. Remove the upper access panel and push the reset button.
  3. Replace the access panel and turn the power back on. If the water is hot, the reset was the problem. If not, you'll need to turn the power off again and reopen the access panel.
  4. Use a multimeter to test the cutoff terminals for continuity. If faulty, replace with an exact replacement part.
Drain a tank:
  1. Shut off power at the electrical panel and post a sign warning others not to turn it on.
  2. Close the cold-water supply valve and open a hot-water faucet somewhere in the house (to speed draining).
  3. Attach a garden hose to the drain valve and run it outside the house.
  4. Open the drain valve and allow all water to drain out.
  5. To refill the tank, close the drain valve tightly and open the cold-water supply valve. Also open a nearby hot-water faucet. When a steady stream of water flows from that faucet, the tank is full and the faucet can be closed.
  6. Once the tank is full, turn the electrical power back on.
Test and replace a relief valve:
  1. Lift the spring lever on the valve to fill a small cup. Check the cup for sediment.
  2. If no water spurts out, or if water continues to drip after the valve is released, replace the valve.
  3. Cut power at the electrical panel and post a sign warning others not to turn it on. Close the cold-water supply valve.
  4. Drain a few gallons of water from the tank.
  5. Unscrew and remove the discharge pipe if used.
  6. Loosen the relief valve with a pipe wrench, then remove the valve by hand.
  7. Apply pipe tape to the threads of the replacement valve and screw it into the tank by hand. Tighten it with a pipe wrench. Screw the discharge pipe (if any) into the valve outlet.
  8. Refill the water heater and restore electrical power.
Replace a drain valve:
  1. Shut off power at the electrical panel and post a sign warning others not to turn it on.
  2. Close the cold-water supply valve and drain the water heater completely (see above).
  3. Unscrew the drain valve with a pipe wrench.
  4. Replace the drain valve with an identical unit wrapping the end with pipe tape.
  5. Refill the tank and restore electricity.

Oct 14, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Leaking drain valve


1) Copy following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-drain-valve.html#repair

2) You may find it is easier to put garden hose cap over dripping drain valve.
Screw very tight with channel locks.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-drain-valve.html

3) Add comment and say what you discover

Feb 08, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Drain valve leaking. Gor replacement part. Cannot get old valve off . Does the whole valve come off , unscrew or pull off? serial number is RN1296A 18392. Will the new part fit the same New...


If valve is dripping, buy garden hose cap and screw onto valve.
Whole valve unscrews counterclockwise.
If valve is plastic, expect it to break off.
If valve is brass, use cheater bar on your pipe wrench.
I don't know that serial number or part number, but drain valves are standard 3/4" pipe thread.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-drain-valve.html

Drain valve can be rusted in place and impossible to remove without draining tank and putting water heater on it's side.
Install new water heater so drain valve is accessible, and buy new water heater with brass valve instead of plastic.

Jun 15, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Rheem rr410T - my drain valve is leakin!!, I have now drained the hot water tank - what do I do now - just opened the cottage and had water everywhere after turning the water on...I am not a fix it person...


1) If leak is simple, then put garden hose cap over end of drain valve.
Pick up hose cap in garden department at home center or hardware store
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/garden-hose-thread-cap-76.jpg

2) Or install a garden hose and run to a drain until valve can be replaced.
The hot water will not last as long for showers until valve is fixed

3) If drain valve is cracked, it needs to be replaced.
If you are a DIY adventurer, then replace drain valve.
Since drain valve is plastic, expect to use every tool you can borrow when the plastic valve breaks off.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-drain-valve.html

4) Call a plumber who will prefer to replace with new heater.

5) If you want adventure, then replace heater yourself and save $400 installation. Here in Houston 2011, electric heater costs 220 and gas 330 at local box store. Offer 10% less.
Open following link for gas installation, and use basic information for replacing electric.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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For a price, expert works with you while you work on timer or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

May 20, 2011 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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Relief valve on my water heater is dripping.Can I fix this?


There are two solutions:

1) Replace TP valve with same temperature/pressure as existing TP valve.
Buy the TP valve at hardware store or home center or plumbing supply.
Turn off water heater so water cools.
Hot water inside a tank is explosive ... so open the TP valve and test water temperature.
If TP is on top of tank, you don't need to drain much water before unscrewing
If TP is on side of tank, use the TP valve to drain water -or- use the drain valve
Unscrew TP to remove.
Put teflon tape on new valve threads so it will seal against leak.

2) If the new TP replacement starts doing the same thing, there may be a thermostat problem -or- thermostat is set too high.
If you keep the water temperature set high, you can add expansion tank to incoming cold water line.
Home Depot sells expansion tanks. Plumbing supply carries them,
The tank for residential water heaters is about same diameter as a football and it goes on cold water line.
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Oct 31, 2010 | Water Heaters

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We have a leak from the drain valve. Can we fix the valve with packing or gascket or is it better to replace the valve ?


If it is plastic I would change it out and replace it with a brass drain valve. Some may call it a boiler drain valve. Depending on condition of the valve you currently have will determine if it is repairable.
You have to drain it down to repair and it would just be as easy to replace it since you drained it.
Most hardware stores should carry this valve
Below is a link with some information about upgrading the drain on the heater to avoid problems.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Avoid-Leaks-At-The-Bottom-Of-Your-Water-Heater:-Upgrade-Your-Drain-Valve&id=267639

Jun 18, 2010 | Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater

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Water heater drain valve leaks


You have two choices. First make sure you are dealing with the drain valve and not the temperature and pressure relief valve. Then you can either cap the drain valve with a garden hose cap or you can drain the water heater and replace the drain valve - if you chose replace make sure you get a water heater drain valve (3/4" MPT).

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Mar 18, 2009 | Fasco Bradford White Hot Water Heater...

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