Question about Water Heaters
My water meter runs at random any time of day or nite for no reason at all. I am on rural water and live in the country. I had the meter changed and it made no difference. I have isolated the water heater, toilet and the rest of the fixtures in the house when it runs and nothing seems to help. It will run anywhere from 3 seconds to 9 minutes. I have a drive-by reader on it and someone suggested maybe the power from this would make it run??? The water company has no suggestions for the unwanted usage. Any suggestions?? I have no leaks. When it quits running it is as if a person just turned the faucet off.
No idea if your having the same problem,but if you have houses on both sides of you go to one or the other and some how ask to use there bathroom and have someone watch your meter at your home. flush the pot and use some water at both places. If meter moves you got it. I had a rental and the water was on 2 house with the meter in one found this out after I bought it.
Posted on Nov 11, 2014
Testimonial: "thanks for the help, but this just started about 8- months ago and I have been living here for almost 15 years.."
You have a ghost in the machine
Posted on Nov 11, 2014
Testimonial: "I wish it was Paul, it wouldn't be so expensive!!!"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello. One of your heating elements is probably burned out. You should have two access covers on the heater.One near the top and one near the bottom. The bottom one is usually the firs to go because of water deposit build up. The fix is quite easy however the risk of electrocution is evident. If your fairly handy it's a matter of TURNING OFF THE POWER, draining the tank and removeing the element. If it's bad it may show signs of bulging or swelling. If you listen at the access covers while the heater is running you may hear the good one working and the bad one will be silent. The parts are available at plumbing supply stores. building centers and some hard ware stores.
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
there will need to be a recall, everyone is having the same problems across the country. Rheem is finally taking notice. Call your dealer and they may replace unit.
Posted on May 08, 2010
refers to the "flow control valve".
And if you are getting a C8/13 code, this refers the last sequence in the "burner ignition".
You should contact Rheem at this link: rheem.com/
or call 1-800-432-8373 and they can recommend a local installer in your area.
Posted on Oct 05, 2010
SOURCE: I have a recently installed richmond water heater. When the shower is running and someone turns the faucet on in the kitchen the water gets drastically colder in the shower. We didnt have that problem
Which type Richmond water heater?
Is this a tankless water heater or tank-type?
Tankless are notorious for 'cold water sandwich' under exact conditions you describe. You might need tankless with larger BTU burner.
Don't install a tankless.
If you have tank-type water heater, then I suspect a clog in the hot water line, or single-handle faucet cartridge in show is going bad.
Same problems can contribute to tankless problems.
Posted on Aug 07, 2012
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