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25 years probably without a problem in the 1960s-90s

Our first tank was an electric 'Cascade' by Giant that came with the new build house here in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1967. I was just a toddler, but talking

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How to test a thermocouple tip

I couldn't get the pilot light on my water heater to stay on no matter how long I kept the pilot light start button depressed. Following your instructions

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Bosch and minimum water flow

Had a Bosch heater for 15 years. In the last 10 years, keep getting error code A2 - flue gas temperature too high. Sometimes I have to reset several times

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Kenmore Power Miser issue

I began my fight to keep the Power Miser 6 going after it was on the job for a mere 6 months. Since that first failure, it has required undocumented cleaning

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Rust colored water after SEVERAL flushes!

I live in SLC, Utah and have a 4 year old AO Smith water heater. A month or so ago, my wife and I noticed the hot water was rust colored. I filled up our

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Rudd Guardian Pacemaker review

We bought our Rudd Guardian Pacemaker self-cleaning hot water heater and after a few months, it started to leak water out of the pressure relief valve

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Another Saga

For years our Rinnai goes cold mid shower, dishes, etc. After much troubleshooting of gas/water pressure and several expensive trips from a certified plumber

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Tankless hydronic boiler provides hot water but not heat

I have a three zone tankless boiler set up at my recently purchased home. I have hot water but not heat. When a thermostat calls for heat the circulation

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What they don't tell you

Navien NPE has been installed for a couple weeks. It's OK, but water pressure drops some 20% due to that's how it works. Although they don't tell you that

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8 year longevity on 60 gallon 172ETE, rusted from the outside in

Replaced a 25-year old(!) Giant water heater with a standard model (142ETE, 152ETE, 172ETE series) in 2009. Recently noticed dried rust streaks coming

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Poor performance, poor service by Giant

We have a three year old Giant Water Heater since purchase had three repairs and replacement parts. Long story short Giant will not stand by their warranty,

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Exhaust Vent cover blows off

At times, only when turning on the shower the exhaust vent cover will blow off under extreme pressure (Both intake and exhaust vented to outside wall).

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No hot water in the recirc lines

We can tell if there is a problem with the anti backflow valve in our recirc line when we don't get hot water in a short time. The minerals in our water

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Who do I do about my Reliance electric water heater problem?

We purchased an 80 gallon Reliance electric water heater and it was installed on 3/25/2014. It has been providing my husband and I all the hot water we

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Home owner - Giant

Giant water heater is a giant piece of crap. Ours was installed in 2012 and worked great...for 2 months. The pilot light wouldn't stay lit. Since we have

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How to Select a Water Heater Expert | Questions to Ask

How to select a water heater expert for installation, service or troubleshooting, if the problem occurs on your tank-type or tankless heater.

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Dirty hot water

I have had my Rinnai on demand hot water system for about two years now. The other day a person was using the shower in one of my bathrooms and the water

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HTP - Worst Company and Even Worst Product

Hello I am a master plumber of over 30 years ,HTP water heaters are by far the worst product you could purchase. I have installed over a thousand water

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Be ware of over heating on Navien Combi units.

I am a licensed master plumber and have just finished the install of a Navien 240 NCB. This unit serves a residential home with hot water baseboard heat.

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brown water

Copper pipes thru home. Replaced gas water heater with new, Old one had some corrosion. Have a recirculating pump for instant hot water thru home. Still

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When We First Turn On Hot Water We Hear This Loud Noise Outside

We have an external Hot Noritz tankless water heater that was installed in May of 2008. In March 2016 we had to replace the ignition switch. Everything

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Navien CR-210

Install my Navien CR-210 98% condensing tankless water heater in 2010, its never failed. I do regret not getting the Navien CR-210A with the circulation

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I challenge whether tankless saves any energy whatsoever

I'm a fan of green, energy and water conservation. After owning a tankless for 8 or 9 years and comparing the energy and water consumption before and after

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Have been using tankless Rheem for two years, great!

I had a plumber from Craiglist to install my tankless Rheem, it turned out he had more education and pass level 4 (high rise qualification for a plumber)

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Rinnai R53 Code 10 Saga

Purchased our home last year. Rinnai is about 12 years old. Keeps having a Code 10. You can turn Unit off and back on and it will work. We have had service

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