Question about Water Heaters

1 Answer

I love the functionally and efficiency of my Rinnai water heater, however, we smell funes in our bedroom after hot water usage .. our bedroom is right above the area in the basement where the water heater is located. The fumes cause nausea and headaches. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

  • pblasco Jul 07, 2009

    Fixya emailed me to state that marinklewis needed clarification... I don't think so, Fixya team. I think he wants the same answer I am waiting for. My original statement was very clear. Thanks.

  • martinklewis May 11, 2010

    Has anyone taken a stab at this. I have the same problem.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

The unit is a completly sealed unit. which uses combustion air from the outside & exausts to the outside. check for leaks on the exaust pipe with soapy water while running. if you see bubbles , theres the leak. if not, the exaut may be getting sucked back into the house through a window or other opening to close to the exaust.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Rinnai 20 heater stopping and starting have changed regulator but still not working properly only started playing up i have been in house 2 years any more suggestions


Single-handle faucet cartridge that leaks can cause tankless not to function. Check for crossover or cross connection:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html
Cut losses from owning tankless computer that heats water. Go to Lowes and buy new tank-type gas water heater for $390 and have hot water right quick with less maintenance and own a product that homeowner can repair themselves.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
Otherwise call service technician who is qualified to work on tankless computer.
Gene
n

Aug 07, 2013 | Rinnai Webstone The isolator EXP tankless...

1 Answer

When Rinnai is running, i smell an unpleasant odor and my eyes water - is this possibly gas leaking/


Gas leak would make you feel sick More possible to be fumes again . Need to have it checked out .

May 10, 2017 | Rinnai Water Heaters

1 Answer

Want to change water faucets


Centre tap of the rinnai will turn off hot water supply only.
Easiest way is to turn off your mains water supply. This will isolate both hot and cold, no need to turn off anything else

Jul 11, 2010 | Rinnai Digital Remote Water Heater Control...

2 Answers

Exterior mounted Rinnai tankless water heater not


check to see if you have a blocked line on the hot water side

Jan 08, 2010 | Rinnai Webstone The isolator EXP tankless...

1 Answer

Our Rinnai tankless water heater is producing water as hot as pre


Power outage will reset Rinnai unit to that temperature. Read manual for more info.

Nov 28, 2009 | Rinnai Water Heaters

1 Answer

My Rinnai 26 sometimes takes 10 minutes to start


This is not an uncommon problem. You may notice this problem particularly if you haven't used hot water for a period of time. The hot water heater is probably working, but there is quite a bit of water that has to clear out of the lines before the hot from the heater reaches your appliance. I suspect that the water heater is doing its job, and that is the assumption I am going off of for my next statement. A recirculation system will work well to eliminate your problem. Again, assuming that the hot water heater is in proper working order. I would do my research on recirculation systems before buying one. Often times you get get a relatively inexpensive unit that will do the job for you.

Nov 18, 2009 | Rinnai Water Heaters

1 Answer

Takes too long for hot water.


You need a recirculating line. You will have to hire a plumber to run a water line from the farthest fixture or to the fixture you are concerned about on the hot side and return it back to the water heater. this will cause hot water to constantly run throught the hot water line (via the recirculating line) and when you want to draw water from the fixture, you will already have hot water right at the line.
I know this works with standard tank water heaters, but it is a lil trickier with rinnai units(but very possible) if your plumber pleads the 5th and tries to sell you another unit call the Rinnai manufacturerand ask them how.

Jun 12, 2009 | Rinnai Water Heaters

2 Answers

Runs out of hot water


I wonder if you have this problem below caused by a drop in water pressure from someone flushing a toilet or a washing machine. I would call the company to remedy this issue.

17. What is a cold water sandwich effect? The term “cold water sandwich effect” is a term that is used to describe the introduction of cold water into the hot water supply line during frequent on/off operation of an instantaneous water heater. The cold water sandwich effect, when present, appears as a momentary drop in hot water temperature as it is discharged from a hot water supply outlet (i.e. shower, tub, or faucet). This phenomenon is present in the operation of all instantaneous, tankless style, water heaters, but is minimized with the high tech design of Rinnai water heaters.
The technology built into the Rinnai water heaters is designed to minimize the cold water sandwich effect. Rinnai water heaters are microprocessor controlled and when water flow through them ceases, they remain in a “ready to fire state” for approximately 1 minute. If water flow through a Rinnai water heater begins within the first minute following water flow stoppage, the water heater will fire back up within 1 to 2 seconds. This minimizes the cold water sandwich effect that would otherwise be experienced with a low tech tankless water heater. It should be noted that the cold water sandwich effect cannot be removed completely from tankless style water heaters. The safety standards developed to insure the safe operation of water heaters require a delay in the ignition sequence of all gas water heaters.
While the cold water sandwich effect cannot be completely eliminated from standard plumbing systems, it can be eliminated from plumbing systems that have a supply and return hot water circulating system. Rinnai has developed 2 methods to eliminate the cold water sandwich effect in residential hot water circulating systems.
The first (and preferred) method to remove the cold water sandwich from circulating systems utilizes a small electric tank water heater (powered up) that is used with a dual purpose. The small water heater acts as a mixing tank to eliminate the cold water sandwich effect from the Rinnai water heater and it uses its electric heating element to offset the heat losses from the hot water circulating system.
The second method to remove the cold water sandwich from circulating systems utilizes a small 2 to 6 gallon storage tank installed on the hot water outlet of the Rinnai water heater. This tank acts as a mixing tank to blend the cold water sandwich with hot water and eliminating its effect at fixtures.

Mar 11, 2009 | Rinnai Water Heaters

1 Answer

Rinnai *85e remote hooked up no hot water and no reading on remot


did you turn the unit off before hooking it up ? Any function on a tankless rennai the pwer has to be turned off and the priority button has to be pushed in,, if you have the manuel it tells you haw to do this,,

Feb 24, 2009 | Rinnai Digital Remote Water Heater Control...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Water Heaters Logo

Related Topics:

54 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Water Heaters Experts

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15557 Answers

Gil Shultz

Level 3 Expert

3368 Answers

Are you a Water Heater Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...