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Why is water coming out of pressure vavle when you turn any faucet in the house off?

Heater was 3years old and I replaced it with new heater and it's not even ,72 hours old and doin same thing

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I would say you have the water set too hot. Or the mains pressure in your house is too high, in which case you need a pressure reducing valve.

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Drain hot water heater


turn off gas
turn off cold water to heater
connect hose to spickot
place hose end outside
turn on spickot
open hot water faucets in house
wait.
when water stops, turn on cold water for 30-60 sec or so to try to stir up any sentiment in tank
turn off cold water and let drain.
close spickot
turn on cold water
let fill till water start coming out hot water faucets then turn off hot water faucets.
turn on gas and relight pilot.
finish bleeding air from hot water faucets.
set water heater thermostat

Jun 14, 2014 | Rheem 43VP50E2 50 Gallon FVR Natural Gas...

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How to install a Water heater


Step one removal of the old one start's with turning the power source and water off to the water heater.
Once power and water is off connect a water hose to the drain on bottom of water heater to start draining. Open the drain and the hot side to a faucet to help water drain quicker.
Once drained and new heater their to go back in. Remove old one and reinstall new one.
Connect wires and water lines to new heater and turn water on first to heater once everything is connected.
Let water run til you get all the air out of tank and water running from hot side on all faucet's throughout house before turning power on to heater.
Once all air is out of tank and water flowing from all faucet's you can turn power on to new heater and about 30 to 40 minutes you should have hot water.

on Jul 13, 2010 | Plumbing

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Rheem powervent 42vp40f does not provide water to all faucets


Feb 2013
1) Copy following links for Intellivent gas control service manual, low hot water pressure, and crossover:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
http://waterheatertimer.org/Low-hot-water-pressure.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html

2) Unknown if tank has hot water > that is first thing to check.

3) Unknown if air intake screen located under burner is clogged with dust that cause combustion chamber to overheat, tripping FV lockout and breaker TRD glass vial.
Requires removal of combustion parts, replacement of TRD, blow out air intake screen, reset intellivent

4) Unknown if there is error code.

5) Rheem does not post service manuals.
However this unit can probably be repaired.

Feb 05, 2013 | Water Heaters

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I have a 1991 40 gl and it fell through the floor which is like 2 ft off the ground. turned the water off and replaced the pipes it has its own lever type power supply with the screw in fuses 30 amp (2) of...


You have 2 problems with several possible causes:
You have 10-year-old electric water heater that was reinstalled after falling down, and doesn't heat the water.
And you have no hot or cold water pressure, and no pipes are leaking.

1) First problem is lack of water pressure throughout house.
Turn on outdoor spigot nearest to water meter.
This spigot will tell you if problem is inside the house or between the house and meter.
If spigot runs full force, then you probably have clogged pipe where water heater connects to main cold line, or the main shut off valve got clogged with sediment that broke off inside the pipe when you were working on water heater.
Open and close shut off valve to see if that helps. Then disassemble pipes and track back the problem. Put pressure gauge on water heater drain valve to watch pressure drop when turning on indoor faucet.
Read following information:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Low-hot-water-pressure.html

Water heater doesn't work:
Test across wires at top of heater to see if you are getting correct voltage:
If tank is receiving correct voltage, then no hot water puts suspicion on upper element or upper thermostat, or both.
Open following link for electric water heater troubleshoot steps:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

Jul 30, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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I have a leak coming from the "cold" line right at the valve joint. There is signifigant calcuim build up on the pipe from the valve to the connection of the water heater, (maybe 8 inch of pipe)...


Very simple - call a Plumber. He will fix your plumbing problem, and any foreseen potential problems related to your water leak. He may also suggest replacing your 6 year old water heater. Of course ..... for a professional cost.
However, depending on your time, skills, proper tools, patience and luck, it's easy enough to perform yourself:
1. Switch off the water heater Breakers (220v) in your service panel.
2. Turn off the water supply to the water heater.
3. Attach a water hose to the drain faucet. ( a good time to flush sediment -calcium deposits)
4. Open a hot water faucet to vent (above the level of the water heater drain - kitchen sink)
5. Remove the suspected leak components. (a union connection is a good place to start)
6. Install New pipes -3 wrap all male threaded ends with teflon Tap. Tighten securely - using 2 wrenches.
NOTE: Before refilling - you can turn on the water heater supply valve for a few minutes, to flush out any lingering calcium debris.
7. Shut off drain valve - remove hose. Shut off venting hot water faucet.
8. Turn on water supply valve to fill water heater.
9. Open a hot water faucet to relieve air pressure while filling - preferably the bath tub faucet, it doesn't have a screen that might clog.
10. When water flows without air - shut off tub faucet.
11. Look for leaks.
12. Switch the water heater Breakers on.
Note: 50 gallons should take an hour or more to heat up. Turn on a hot water valve momentarily within this heat up time to relieve thermal expansion. ( the PT valve on your water heater will perform this task if pressures/temperature exceed new water heater tolerances - it's just a precaution to introduce these fluctuating pressures on your fragile 6 year old unit)

These are just basic instructions - assuming you fill in the common sense and work safe steps.
Good Luck - The Skill will only come after trying.

Mar 05, 2011 | Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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Bosch aquastar Aq125-hx does not produce hot water. Pilot is ok. Gas and Flame heat is ok. water pressure is ok. Just no hot water getting to the faucets. Help.


That particular tankless water heater has hydro-generated ignition. In order for it to function, it requires a certain water pressure and velocity. You can try turning on the hot water in two location in your house to see if that gets it started. If it does, try getting a higher flow shower head, or removing the limiters in your faucets.

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Turned off the hot water to fix a leaking tap. now the tap has no hot or cold water and the hot water tank valve is leaking?


It sounds like two problems.
Problem 1) Clog inside faucet or clog inside pipes at faucet
Remove supply tubes leading to faucet and see if problem is inside pipes or inside faucet.
My bet is clog inside faucet.

If you have galvanized pipe that meets copper pipe, this can be trouble spot.
Article on clogged water pipes at Inspectapedia:
http://www.inspectapedia.com/water/Water_Pipe_Clog_Repair_Guide.htm

Article on clogged pipes:
http://www.waterheaterrescue.com/pages/WHRpages/English/Troubleshooting/Tanklets/backflushing.html

Problem 2) Water heater leak ... you say tank valve is leaking? Is that cold-water shut-off valve? Or tank drain valve? Or TP valve?

If cold water shut-off is leaking, then replace shut off.

If tank drain valve is leaking, then check if plastic valve is cracked. If drain valve is cracked, then replace with a brass valve from Home Depot. If plastic valve breaks off, then use hammer and screwdriver to gently chip out the broken plastic valve. New valve threads need teflon tape to seal pipe. If valve is just dripping, then put garden-hose cap over end of valve and screw down tight.

If TP valve is leaking, then replace with same temperature and pressure rating.
New TP valve threads need teflon tape to seal pipe.

Problem 3) If pressure is low all over house:
Buy pressure gauge at hardware store that screws onto hose connection.

Test pressure on outdoor spigot.
Open faucet and check if pressure drops. This says if problem is inside pipes that enter house.

Test pressure on water heater drain valve.
This says if pressure problem is before -or- after water heater.

If problem is before the water heater, then shut-off valve located on cold water line is suspect.
If problem is after water heater, it could be in hot water outflow pipe on top of water heater, or a nearby elbow.

Remove hot water line leading from water heater and check pressure. This says if problem is where hot water leaves tank.
Read articles above about clogs inside water lines.


Nov 16, 2010 | Rheem Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve

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The temp./pressure valve on top of the heater is leaking. what is the cause and solution.


It is possile that it had apressure fluction for various reasons. It's also possible that valve spring is just getting weak. What i would do first is replace T&P valve and see what happens.These are common 3/4 inch male iron pipe t&p valve available at most hardware stores. First shut off water supply to water heater, then open valve on hot water side of nearest faucet to relieve pressure. Remove old valve by turning counterclockwise. You may need a pipe wrench as they can be pretty tight. Remove old t&p valve and use teflon pipe tape or joint compound on new valve threads. Install new valve and tighten securely. Close faucet previously opened to relieve pressure,then turn water supply valve to water heater. Check for leaks and tighten further if needed. Check valve occasionally for next couple days. If no further leaks from valve then your're in business. Hope this helps. Thanks

Nov 11, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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How to fix a sulfur smell from hot water side of faucet.This started when we replaced an old faucet with a new one.


Probably coincidence, but that sulfur smell is likely from your water heater.You'll either have to shut-off power, or gas, to water heater, and drain it down, then re-fill it, or leave hot taps on, and let it flush itself out. If you have a way of introducing bleach to line coming in to house, such as a pump or something , you can do that to help flush that smell out of water heater, otherwise, flushing or draining may be your only option.

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Bathroom cold water faucet makes a drumming sound in the pipes when turned on. It makes a broombroombroom noice that is worse when all the way open. The water will also alternate between high and low...


you have air in the water lines try going to your water heater and lift the pressure relief vavle slow hold open have hot water valve on sink on let water run till water comes out pressure releif vavle make sure water heater is off and cool first

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