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I have a Madison II tub that is only 2 years old. Inline water heater quit working. Need to remove it and can get 2 of the 3 fittings loose. These should only be hand tight but one of them won't budge and can't get a wrench on it. Any suggestions?

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Try using a strap wrench, you can get one at any home improvement store.

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http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/No-Error-Code.pdf
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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.
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It si 7 years old an leaking inside the unit on top of the burners


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I) To protect yourself from ruptured tank, you should turn it off and use it only when hot water is needed.
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II) How to install ordinary tank-type water heater yourself:
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III) There are 5 preventable things that kill a water heater and cause it to rust away.

1) Anode rod depletion.
Loosen anode rod before installing water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

2) Stray current corrosion
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3) Sediment build up because no water softener
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4) Corrosive effects of water softener, and anode rod not inspected (see #1 above)

5) Chemicals stored in same room as gas appliance.
Read page 2 of manual below
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You can check it with a digital volt meter if you have one.

with the power off at the breaker box, you can remove the wires from the element and (using the ohm (resistance) setting) check across the terminals. it should read around (4500W/240V = 18 ohms).

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