Should I have My Water Heater replaced by A professional?

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Whether you should have a water heater replaced by a professional is a question that only you can answer, and it is a difficult choice because you may not have all the knowledge you need to make an informed decision. There are many things that can make a water heater become a very dangerous appliance with some severely destructive and deadly consequences when they are […]

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Why does my Pilot Light keep going out?

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Why your Pilot Light keeps going out can be caused by a wide variety of reasons. In order to find the reason you should look at a number of possible causes and troubleshoot to determine the reason then fix the problem. Some of the most common reasons are listed below. A bad thermocouple, loose connection at the gas valve or, improper thermocouple placement in the […]

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Are Mobile Home Water Heaters Different?

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Mobile Home Water Heaters can be different from other water heaters. The differences depend on the type of water heater you are installing and the way your mobile home has been built. Many mobile homes have space constraints where the water heater is installed so mobile home water heaters tend to be narrower, and in many cases it is accessed by a panel or, door […]

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Does Home Depot Install Water Heaters?

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Home Depot can arrange the Installation of Water Heaters but they do not do it themselves. When you buy a water heater at Home Depot they will usually offer a fairly low installation price for a company that they contract their installation work to, which if you accept the price that company will then come out and install the water heater. Generally the prices Home […]

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Why Are Bradford White Water Heaters Only Sold To Professionals?

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Bradford White Water Heaters Are Only Sold To Professionals due to a policy of Bradford White where they have dealers sign an agreement to only sell Bradford White water heaters and replacement parts to licensed plumbing professionals. Bradford White states that there are a number of safety concerns, proper installation techniques, plumbing codes, and state laws that must be obeyed in order to have a […]

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Whirlpool Flame Guard Mini Review

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Whirlpool Flame Guard Water Heaters are made by American Water Heaters, which is a subsidiary of AO Smith Corp. The Flame Guard is a name for a design of a Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant (FVIR) design that is used on all of the FVIR gas water heaters made by AO Smith Corp and its subsidiaries. FVIR designs typically use a sealed combustion chamber for the […]

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How Does An Electric Water Heater Work?

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An Electric Water Heater Works by passing electric current through a heating element that generates heat by resistance to the electric current. The elements vary in wattage and voltage depending on the application and size of the water heater. The elements also vary in length and the shape to accommodate the length. Short length elements would have a high watt density while a longer length […]

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What Is A Tallboy Water Heater?

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A Tallboy Water Heater is a tall thin tank type water heater also known as a tall water heater. It is probably the most commonly installed water heater and is used where height is not a concern. The tall size and small diameter makes the Tallboy Water Heater an ideal choice where you want the space saving design of a small footprint. Tallboy Water Heaters […]

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Where Is The Water Heater Temperature Adjustment Dial?

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The Water Heater Temperature Adjustment Dial on your water heater can be in a variety of locations depending on the type of water heater you have and the type of controls it has. You should never turn the temperature up high enough to cause scalding without having a tempering valve installed on the outlet of the water heater. An electric water heater typically has one […]

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Why Is my Water Heater Less Hot In Winter?

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Many people believe their Water Heater is Less Hot In Winter. However, this is not the case, the temperature of the water in the water heater is controlled by the thermostat and is heated to the same temperature regardless of the season. The perception that their Water Heater is Less Hot In Winter is caused by the lower temperatures of the incoming cold water supply […]

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