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Welcome To The Water Heater Page

Do you have problems with your water heater?

I can help you, there are many different types of water heaters, the most common water heaters are gas water heaters and electric water heaters, but there are also oil fired water heaters and indirect water heaters.

There is also the hot water coil on boilers.

Simply put gas water heaters are heated by gas, either natural or propane, electric water heaters are heated by electricity and oil fired are heated by oil.

The indirect water heater is heated by the boiler, and the hot water coil is also heated by a boiler. this page has links to troubleshooting many types of water heaters please follow any link below that applies to your question or problem. if you don't see any that apply to your problem, please use the 24/7 Plumbing and Heating Help.

Water Heater Relief Valve, Why it leaks.

Water heater relief valve, how to replace it.

Troubleshoot Electric water heater.

Tankless water heaters.

How to replace a thermocouple.

I only have 5 minutes of hot water.

The water heater dip tube.

If a 40 gallon water heater leaks on the floor, how much water will you have on the floor?

Water heater recirculation line.

Why Does My Pilot Light Keep Going Out?

There are a number of reasons for a pilot to go out.

The most common is a bad thermocouple. A thermocouple sends a signal to the main gas control on the water heater Telling it the pilot is on. If the thermocouple goes bad It will send a false signal and the pilot will go out. The solution is simple replace the thermocouple. Because of the potential danger of explosion Fire and death I will not give Instructions on how to replace A thermocouple. Please call a professional.

The Flame Is not hitting the thermocouple correctly

A strong draft.

When a water heater is heating for the first time the inside of the tank condensates And sometimes drips on the pilot and puts it out. In this case just relight it.

The new gas fired water heaters, that have sealed chambers, need to get there air, to burn the gas properly from vents in the side of the tank or from the bottom of the tank. If these vents are not clear, the flame and pilot will starve for air and go out. Some are easy to clean others are impossible.

Why Should I have My Water Heater replaced by A professional?

As mush as I would love to help you save money on the installation of A new water heater, I can't take the chance that something I say might be misunderstood and some one could get hurt and or die. All water heater installations have a potential for fire, explosion, Electrocution, Carbon monoxide poisoning. Love your self and your family and Call A Professional.

How hot should the water be?

120 f Any higher you risk scalding.