Question about Water Heaters
Hello, I recently had a pro install a rheemglas fury 50 gal electric water heater (82v52-2 4500/3380). it was working fine. eventually i found a small leak from the hot water pipe. before i decided to fix it i replaced the old wiring with new 10-2 wire (was old). I shut power off, drained, fixed leak, filled up, powered on. power is on both ends yet no hot water. 2 hour wait no hot water. waited overnight had about 10 gal of lukewarm water then cold. What do you suggest i do/did before getting the pros involved.
Test the thermostat and the heating elements --also there are resets that can pop push and make sure they have reset
Posted on May 17, 2017
SOURCE: Rheemglas Fury DV leaking?
I don't know if you have resolved your issue by changing the T&P relief valve. However, if you have replaced it and it appears to have resolved the problem ... it will most likely be only a temporary resolve. And what has happened, it that the water that was being relieved via the T&P valve is now unknowingly leaking / being relieved by a toilet or some other means.
The reason of the leak in the first place is that the most likely the water purveyor has recently installed a DCV (dual check valve) at or within the water meter location. Not knowing where you live, but we are in NC and these DVC's are being installed all over the country.
Basically, your home's plumbing system used to be an "open system" and not it is a "closed system". In earlier times, when the water heater cycled it heated the water, which cause the volume to thermally expand ... and the water was pushed backwards through the meter and it did not allow the water pressures to build. However, with the DCV installed ... now when the water heater cycles and expands water, with no place for the excess water volume to migrate, it now causes a hydraulic effect within the closed system ... which causes the water pressure to become elevated, ultiamtely being relieved at the T&P ...
Here are a couple of links from Watts ....that will help.
Locally, we have been on the Cross Connection / Dual Check Valve crusade since early in 1991. We concur that the check valves warrant installation. However the Buidling / Plumbing Codes are not up to speed with truly what is going and how much damage to personal property is occurring with failed water lines ... both inside the home and outside.
Best, Gary H.
Hestand Associates / [email protected]
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
Brown discoloration is evidence of a rusting or corroded steel pipe somewhere in you plumbing system. Trace the water lines back from the faucet and replace all the steel pipe.
White discoloration is minerals that separate out when the water is heated.
You can change the Anode Rod and it should help. It is not an instant fix, the rod will take a week or two to do its job.
If your water heater is still under warranty, call Rheem, they may replace the water heater free.
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
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Posted on Feb 28, 2011
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