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What is the purpose of a pressure relief valve on a water heater?

This is a safety device that will open in case of high pressure or...

 

There is water leaking from my water heater. What could be the cause of this?

The pressure relief valve could be leaking. Try operating the valve to see if it will stop. It also might need tightening. A gasket around the...

 

I am not getting enough hot water from my gas water heater. What could be the cause of this?

The thermostat may be set too low, otherwise it the burner is probably not burning correctly. If that’s the case, it’s best to call a service...

 

I am getting no hot water from my gas water heater. What could be the cause of this?

The pilot light might be out, or you may have a faulty...

 

Are all electric hot water heater elements the same?

Three are three types—screw in, bolt in and clamp in. The also have different wattage ratings and can work on either 120 or 240...

 

The water from my electric hot water tank is too hot. What could be the cause of this?

The thermostat may be set too high, or it may be faulty. It could also be a grounded heating...

 

I am getting no hot water from my electric water heater. What could be the cause of this?

The high-temperature cutoff may have been tripped, which requires someone to press the reset. Otherwise its probably a faulty heating element or...

 

I’m not getting enough hot water from my electric water heater. What could be the cause of this?

The temperature control may be set too low. Otherwise its probably a faulty heating element or thermostat, which can be...

 

I need to install a new water heater. What type of fitting will I need to connect the unit to my plumbing?

You need a union that is a compression fitting that can be tightened or disconnected...

 
 
 
 


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