What Is Going on with My New Gas Water Heater?

Do you have a temp. screw under the cap on the water heat like most of them do? What is that turned to? You may have to turn it up. If I were you, I would get on the horn w/ a plumber & get some questions answered, as I really think your guys are BS'n ya. I do not ever memo having problems like that w/ mine.

1. When replacing gas water heater, does it have to be the same size?

no - the size of the water heater depends on the need for hot water. living alone or as a couple you will use less hot water than a household of four or more. how did your current water heater work for you household? if ok maybe get the same size. if you ran short sometimes maybe get a bigger one

2. What is causing an odd odor from gas water heater?

Look inside the opening where the burner assembly enters the heater. Look for contamination such as mice nests. If stagnant water or moisture is found instead, look for water dripping from an improperly installed exhaust flue pipe. (The run" should be about a quarter inch to the foot minimum slope up)

3. i just replaced the 50 gal gas water heater but I can only get cold water flowing but not hot water.I have?

is the gas control valve turned to the on position and is the thermostat on the heater turned up? usually they will come with the stat in the off or very low position. these are places to check if you have water flowing out of the hot water only side of a faucet. if not then either you forgot to open the water supply to the heater or the valve is broken in the off position. pop the relief valve on the side of the heater open to see if it has water in it. kneel next to the heater to see if you can hear the burner. did you turn the gas back on at the valve by the wall and bleed the air out of the gas line from there to the heater. if not it could be trying to start with air instead of gas. they will not self bleed the air out. they will just shut off once it decides it is not going to light.

4. The pilot light went out on our Enviro-Temp gas water heater last night. How to relight?

Read the directions. There usually is a diagram where the spot is. Is it electronic ignition? If you still can not figure it out, call the landlord. That's what you pay rent for

5. Battery backup system for tankless gas water heater (outdoor install)

Technically, a UPS could be wired in, but there are a few caveats:

6. why my gas water heater will not stay lit at pilot position?

Smokey is most likey correct. There is a part on the pilot assembly that is called a "thermocouple" and when they go bad they do not allow the oilot to stay lit for safety reasons. They cost about 10.00 and are pretty easy to change. Good luck

7. Pilot light in gas water heater won't light?

Most likely the thermocoupler needs replaced. If you are in a rental house get the landlord to fix it

8. Does anyone know anything about a tankless gas water heater?

in my opinion i think of they are a waste of money pondering how little power it takes to maintain the water in a 40 gallon tank warm. in case you have ever became your water heater off for twenty-four hours you will see the water remains rather heat even after 24 hours. The tankless require bigger venting and are plenty extra costly to place in. they are limited in how various of a temperature enhance they are able to furnish. in the experience that your incoming water is genuine chilly you may could set up 2 instruments in sequence. you will could seem on the guidance from the producer to make sure the temperature difference.

9. Gas water heater not working correctly, and I know nothing about gas heaters - help please!?

You might want to turn the unit off. It is not functioning properly. Have your gas company come check for carbon monoxide. This is very hazardous and can kill if the level gets too high. You cannot smell or taste it. It causes headaches and will put you in a very deep sleep and will displace your oxygen, therefore not good! If you had not said it came on I would say the pilot light was out. And you could just relight it. Just turn the gas valve off til repairs can be made. Do not go to sleep with it on.

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