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Rinnai V65 Tankless Water Heaters Review and Buying Tips

Rinnai V65 tankless water heaters are the second smallest units from all Rinnai appliances. These economy models are recommended mainly for residential water heating in non-freezing climate regions, and in small and medium-size homes with 2 to 4 bathrooms.

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Rinnai RUC98 Tankless Water Heaters Review and Buying Tips

A review of Rinnai RUC98 tankless water heaters for residential water heating including the main characteristics and exclusive features for easier selection.

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Lukewarm water and air in the hot water lines.

My 50-gallon electric hot water tank is behaving like I have a failed lower element - lukewarm water versus hot. I have not tested for continuity and grounding

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Objective or Subjective review of NP 240(A) Navien tankless hot water tank?

I don't want to be negative about my NP Navien 240(A) tankless water heater from the beginning so I will let you be the judge if I can be negative or not...

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How to Replace and Install an Electric Water Heater

Learn how to install an electric water heater properly. What is the right location for the new unit? Instructions on how to remove an old electric heater and when is the right time to do so. Is it considered as a DIY project or does it have to be done by a professional?

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Don't waste your money

We have had the Giant, tankless hot water tank for 5 years. It has been a nightmare from the beginning, the tank stopped working, there was an airlock

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Hot water to the sink, but not to the shower, same bathroom!

We have a bathroom about 70 feet away from my Takagi tankless heater. When we turn on the shower, we run it for over 5 minutes, the heater does not turn

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How to Replace a Drain Valve on a Water Heater - Instructions

Learn when, why and how to replace a drain valve on a water heater. What is a drain valve and what are the main reasons for its replacement? What to do when it is stuck, clogged or broken? Is it dripping or leaking? Draining tips.

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Temperature cycling up and down

We have a Takagi T-K2 that's been in use for about 7 years. Recently the temperature started fluctuating up and down and has been getting continuously

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Hot water takes long to reach

I have a Rinnai Tankless gas water heater. I never had a problem with water taking too long to reach. It usually took me 2 minutes in the morning for

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Brown water in hot water supply

We have brown water in our hot water system. This only happens first thing in the morning for a few seconds then seems to be fine. Our hot water tank is

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LP gas water heater pilot would not light.

Had some new LP gas line and tank installed, after all leak checks were good, fire up the water heater. Got hot water and the next morning still working

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How to Fix a Water Heater Leak | Common Problems due to Leaking

Gas and electric water heater leak repair guide. Detail explanation for water heater leaking, common reasons and troubleshooting leaky water heater from bottom, from top and from the drain valve.

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Installing a Tankless Water Heater | Installation Tips

Installing a tankless water heater - best location, gas, plumbing and venting requirements. Find out how to install a Rinnai, Noritz, Takagi and other water heaters, tips and recommendations.

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Rotten Egg Smell in Water Heater - How to Troubleshoot

How to troubleshoot rotten egg smell in water heaters? What causes the rotten egg odor, how to check and how to avoid it? Is it harmful for us?

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Tankless vs. Tank-type Water Heater

Compare tankless vs. tank water heaters to choose the best option for an efficient, reliable and long-lasting water heating in your home.

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PEX Pipe Installation Tips - Benefits, Problems and More

PEX pipes guide – Everything you need to know about PEX and more! Advantages and disadvantages. Installation tips. Problems and how to avoid them.

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Troubleshooting Low Water Pressure | Causes and Repair Tips

Having low water pressure at home can be frustrating and problematic, especially during the shower. Whether it is because you can’t bath as you tankless didn’t turn on or because washing dishes becomes a headache, having poor pressure is simply something you want to avoid.

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Best Water Heaters in 2018 - Gas | Electric | Tank | Tankless

Explore the best water heaters from gas, electric, tank-type, and tankless models for domestic hot water heating. See the features and specs that are making these top heaters to be the preferable choice, providing great savings, reliability, and longevity...

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Gas Water Heater Troubleshooting Guide | Common Problems | Repair Tips

A guide for gas water heater troubleshooting. The most common problems; symptoms and causes. Troubleshooting low performance, insufficient hot water, pilot light problems, improper gas combustion...

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Easy Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting | Common Problems and Fix

Use the electric water heater troubleshooting guide to find the reasons and solutions why an electric hot water heater fails, produce less or no hot water. The troubleshooting guide helps you find the answers about heating elements, thermostats and more.

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Takagi T-KJr2 Review | Takagi Water Heaters

Takagi T-KJr2 tankless water heaters are the most popular models from all of Takagi. Explore indoor - T-KJr2 IN and outdoor models - T-KJr2 OS and see the review of the top features and user comments.

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Takagi Water Heaters Review and Buying Guide

Reviews of Takagi water heaters, including popular T-KJr2 and T-H3 models. Explore the most advanced Takagi tankless models with the condensing technology reaching high energy efficiency of over 95%.

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Fixing Ignition Failure Problem | Causes, Symptoms, Solution

How to repair ignition failure on tankless water heaters. Explore the main reasons, symptoms and how to fix them. Ignition electrode testing tips.

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Westinghouse Electric Water Heaters Review | Buying Tips

Westinghouse electric water heaters - affordable, reliable, durable, and efficient; providing hot water fast, for a single fixture or whole-house applications. Models review and buying tips.

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