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Hot water wont go above 113 deg sing 3 ft away has 132 deg water on same line fausit is new just installed tried adjusting the 2 valves behind face plate

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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I found a way to get warm water in the shower, but I'm not sure it qualifies as a solution. After trying everything else I thought that maybe when I was feathering the faucet in the shower toward the cold side so I would get warm water that at a certain point it blocked the flow on the hot water side enough so that the sensor in the hot water heater sensed there was no demand in the line and it shut the water heater off. To test this, I went to the kitchen and turned the kitchen sink faucet all the way to the hot side and then turned it on so that I got a small flow of water. I waited for the water to get hot to be sure the hot water heater was working. Once it was hot, I left it running to keep demand in the line and then I went to the shower and turned the faucet on. When the water got hot I started feathering the control towards the cold side and soon I had warm water. So I think I'm right in that the sensor in the hot water heater was shutting the water heater off when the demand in the shower was lowered to a certain point when I was trying to adjust the water temp in the shower.

So now I can get warm water, but it means I have to leave the hot water running at another fixture in the house to create a false demand in the system so the hot water heater doesn't shut down. Is there a way to adjust the senor in the hot water heater so that it will stay on when I'm using the shower only, so I don't have to waste water by running another faucet when I want to take a shower?

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Hot water heater leaking at the top valvue

I believe the problem you had with the pop off valve is a one time thing since you said you just installed the water h eater

The pop off valve is a pressure relief valve that is activated by build up in the tank from excessive pressure either through too much heat or pressure which works by pressing aginst a spring loaded valve

If you go to the whater heater and look at the valve ther is a handle on it take your hand (stand clear of valve opening) and slowly pull it you will see water start to come out

More than likely a new valve could have had a piece of debris in it or was partially open
If the heater was overheating the valve would stay open and you would see extremly hot water rushing out

I do not recommend that you replace the valve unless it continues

Good luck to you

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: New Avalon faucet...after correct installation,

Easy fix, no need to call anyone or take it all apart. The aerator is clogged. It is located at the tip of the spout (where the water comes out). Unscrew it and run your water, if it runs freely the aerator is clogged. Either clean it out, or buy a new one for about 6 bucks. good luck

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yOU NEED A FLOAT SWItch to have the pump work unattended. I have two new switches and no use for them, Where are you?

Posted on May 26, 2010

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SOURCE: 2 5 3=132 3 6 4=380 4 2 7=63 6 3 6=228 8 5 2=?

((2*5)+1)((5*3)-3)=132 (3*6+1)(6*4-4)=380 (4*2+1)(2*7-7)=63 (4*2+1)(2*7-7)=228 and so....8+5+2=(8*5+1)(5*2-2)

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I have a reliance 501 propane gas water heater how do i change a thermostate


To change a gas hot water heater thermostat you will need to first buy a new gas valve for your hot water heater. The gas vaive and the thermostat are integrated into one unit.

To replace the thermostat on a gas hot water heater you must follow these procedures....

1. Turn off the incoming water and drain the water heater.

2. remove the pilot tube, the burner gas tube and the thermocouple from the gas valve. Turn off the gas line and remove from the gas valve.

3. get a pump pliers or a wrench in behind the gas valve and turn the whole assembly CCW to remove it from the tank.

4. After appliying pipe dope or tape to the new gas valve threads, turn the new gas valve into the tank by turning in a CW direction. Be careful not to damage the small wires to the ECO. They are the little red wires on the back. If you break them the assembly is irreparably damaged.

5. reinstall the gas line, thermocouple, burner tube, and the pilot tube to the gas valve.

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We have a brand new rheem 40 gal elec water heater, after installation we have water leaking from the base of the relief valve, pooling up in the plastic fitting and making it way over the side all over...

Water heater should be set in a drip pan.
Otherwise, put 1 gallon bucket under TP release pipe to catch water.

When you say relief valve, I assum you are talking about brass valve located on top of tank or near top of tank. This is TP valve and a pipe connects to this valve and runs down to within 6" of bottom of tank. TP valve has a small lever on it.
If you are talking about tank drain valve located at bottom of tank, then add a comment.
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Dripping TP valve can be caused by 3 different thing:

1) Obstruction inside TP valve. Open TP valve for a moment to flush away particles and slowly lower lever back down. See if water stops dripping, if not, then replace TP valve

2) Defective TP valve: replace TP valve. Turn off electricity to water heater. Let heater cool for several hours so you do not get scalded. Close shut off valve located above tank on cold side. Open tub spout to relieve pressure, open tank drain or open TP valve and empty water below TP valve level. If TP is located on top of tank, not much water has to be drained. Tank is under press when hot, so be careful. Put teflon tape on new valve and install with big pipe wrench by turning clockwise until TP valve is very tight.

3) Overheating tank. TP valve is temperature-pressure valve. If tank water is over 150 degrees, the TP valve starts drizzling hot water to relieve tank pressure.
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a) turn down thermostat
b) install expansion tank on incoming cold water line

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