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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
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