WATER HEATERS

Monday, May 28, 2018

Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about WATER HEATERS:

What is a "tabletop" water heater?

Are water heaters required to be raised off the floor? 

Can a Temperature and Pressure Relief (TPR or T&P) valve be mounted to discharge horizontally?

Where are gas water heaters not allowed to be installed?  

Is the minimum size water heater inlet pipe 1/2" or 3/4" according to the building code? 

Can you use a light switch for a water heater disconnect? 

How can I tell if a water heater is HUD-approved for mobile/manufactured homes?

Can you wire a 240-volt water heater with 120 volts? 

Is it alright to have a shut-off valve on both the hot and cold water pipes at a water heater?  

How can I tell the age of an A.O. Smith water heater from the serial number? 

How can I tell the age of a Takagi water heater from the serial number? 

What is the minimum clearance to doors and windows for an outdoor tankless gas water heater? 

What is required clearance for access and working space in front of an electric water heater? 

Why is the water heater older than the house? 

Does a water heater need a shut-off valve? 

How do I tell the age of an Insinkerator instant hot water heater from the serial number? 

Why should a tankless water heater have an isolator/service valve kit installed?

When was a gas water heater first required to be elevated 18 inches above a garage floor? 

How can I tell the age of a Marey tankless water heater from the serial number?

How can I tell the age of a Mor-Flor water heater from the serial number? 

How can I tell the age of a Rheem tankless water heater from the serial number? 

Can the temperature and pressure relief (TPR) valve discharge pipe for a mobile/manufactured home water heater terminate under the home? 

What is the purpose of a thermostatic mixing valve above a water heater? 

Does a tankless gas water heater still work with no electricity during a power outage? 

How can I tell the age of a US Craftmaster water heater from the serial number? 

How can I tell the age of a Navien tankless water heater from the serial number? 

Why do water heaters have a sacrificial anode? 

What is the difference between a manufactured/mobile home water heater and a regular water heater? 

Does a tankless water heater require a pressure relief valve?

When is a water heater drain pan required?

Why is there water in my water heater drain pan?

What does it mean when a water heater Temperature/Pressure Relief (TPR) discharge pipe is "trapped"? 

Can I leave a gas water heater in place when remodeling a garage into a family room or bedroom? 

Where do I find the water heater in a mobile home?

Does a tankless water heater in an attic require a drain pan? 

Does an electric water heater require a disconnect? 

Is a catch pan and drain piping required for a replacement water heater?

What is the difference between a single element and dual element electric water heater? 

What is an FVIR water heater?

How can I determine the age of a Stiebel Eltron water heater from the serial number? 

What is a heat pump water heater?

What is a dielectric union?

What's that powdery crust on the pipe connections at the water heater? 

What are the most common installation mistakes with water heater replacement?

Why is my water heater making strange (rumbling, gurgling, knocking or banging) noises? 

How do I tell the age of a Noritz water heater from the serial number?

How do I tell the age of a Rinnai water heater from the serial number? 

What can I do to make my water heater last longer?

How can I determine the age of a water heater if the serial number is missing or decoding it is impossible? 

How does a hydronic heating system work?

What is the difference between a regular water heater and a direct vent water heater? 

What is the difference berween a regular water heater and a power vent water heater?

What is backdrafting at a gas water heater? 

How do I tell the age of an American ProLine water heater from the serial number?

How do I tell the age of an Envi-Ro-Temp water heater from the serial number?  

How do I tell the age of a Premier Plus water heater heater from the serial number?

How do I tell the age of a Kenmore water heater from the serial number?  

How do I tell the age of a GE water heater from the serial number?

How do I tell the age of a Ruud water heater from the serial number? 

How do I tell the age of a Reliance water heater from the serial number?

How do I tell the age of a Bradford White water heater from the serial number? 

How do I tell the age of a Rheem water heater from the serial number?

How do I tell the age of a Maytag water heater from the serial number? 

How do I tell the age of a Whirlpool water heater from the serial number?

How can I tell the age of a State Industries water heater from the serial number? 

How do I determine if a water heater is gas or electric?

What does it mean when a gas appliance (water heater, furnace, or range) has been "red tagged"? 

Why does the water have a rotten-egg smell in some empty houses? 

• What's the valve with the flip-up handle on the water heater for?

• Why is an older water heater an insurance problem? 

• What is the average lifespan of a water heater?

• What is the First Hour Rating (FHR) of a water heater? 

• How can I determine the age of an Ariston water heater from the serial number?

• How can I determine the age of a Tiny Titan water heater from the serial number? 

• Can you connect CPVC pipe directly to a gas water heater? 

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