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kobe101 07-20-2013 06:51 PM

Water Heater Problem
I have installed a Rheem 110L water heater on its side. We have gravity fed water from a tank on the roof . The tank is not high enough to fill the water heater vertically , so I laid the water heater on its side, but Im only getting 80 degree water, and it has a new thermostat and element. What can I do? It is mounted on the roof next to the water tank . The unit has the tubiing on the bottom . I live in Lima, Peru I`

Caduceus 07-21-2013 07:39 AM

Laying the 110L (30 gal. US) tank on it's side is causing the problem. The tank must be installed vertically or purchase a tank that has side supplies if you don't have enough room.

woodchuck 07-23-2013 11:55 AM

Or lower the tank so you can install vertically.

kok328 07-23-2013 12:42 PM

Electric water heaters are designed so that the heating elements are constantly submersed in water.
If a portion of the coils are exposed to air when heating, they will burn up.
Install the tank vertically and check your heating elements.
Don't power on the unit until completely filled with water and air bled out of it.

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