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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-25-2013, 01:39 PM
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Posted By montag
Thanks CallMeVilla. Does anyone have any...

Thanks CallMeVilla.

Does anyone have any recommendations as to what water heater manufacturers make a reliable tank. I'm not too enthusiastic about getting a GE model from HomeDepot. From what I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-23-2013, 09:18 PM
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Posted By montag
I like the photo :) I was wondering about...

I like the photo :)

I was wondering about those tanks with a 6, 10 or even 12 year warranty. I don't know from experience but I am guessing the warranty is only as good as the fine print.

What...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-23-2013, 05:00 PM
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Posted By montag
Thank you CallMeVilla, that's a good point. I...

Thank you CallMeVilla, that's a good point. I think after I have replaced the reducing valve I'll be thinking about that tank replacement as the next project. I think I can do it myself. What tank...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-23-2013, 08:06 AM
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Posted By montag
Thanks Neal. Will change both the reducing and...

Thanks Neal. Will change both the reducing and TPR valve.

Just for reference, I've attached an image of the existing reducing valve. Will try and get one of similar dimensions.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-22-2013, 05:41 PM
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Posted By montag
I saw a video online that said to run a faucet...

I saw a video online that said to run a faucet slightly while making the adjustment, so I did that. After I did the adjustment I turned on the faucet full for 10 seconds then closed it and went and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-22-2013, 04:47 PM
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Posted By montag
I think you are right Joe. The pressure regulator...

I think you are right Joe. The pressure regulator is not working and has to be replaced. A job for this weekend.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-22-2013, 04:33 PM
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Posted By montag
Thanks Neal. Sorry to be dense but do mean...

Thanks Neal. Sorry to be dense but do mean replace the TPR valve on the side of the water heater or replace the wilkins valve on the hot water line. I'm thinking you mean the TPR because it should be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-22-2013, 03:54 PM
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Posted By montag
Some additional info from my testing. With...

Some additional info from my testing.

With the test gauge attached to the cold line it reads 98psi with no faucets or water being drawn. If I turn on a faucet on the same floor as the gauge, the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-22-2013, 02:47 PM
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Posted By montag
I got a basic water pressure test gauge from...

I got a basic water pressure test gauge from Lowes (orbit model #91130) and tested both the hot and cold lines for pressure.

With no faucets on or any other items drawing water, cold is at 98psi...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-22-2013, 07:59 AM
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Posted By montag
Thank you JoeD. I'll check the pressure on both...

Thank you JoeD. I'll check the pressure on both hot and cold and post the results.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-21-2013, 09:38 PM
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Posted By montag
That's a great tip. I didn't think of the washing...

That's a great tip. I didn't think of the washing machine connection :confused:. Thank you. Just need to a gauge now from hd or lowes.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-21-2013, 05:23 PM
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Posted By montag
Do you mean measure the hot water pressure. How...

Do you mean measure the hot water pressure. How would I that since I am only familiar with the pressure gauges that fit on an outside faucet for the cold water. I guess I could cut in and add a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-21-2013, 12:39 PM
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Posted By montag
hot water at pressure 125 - what does this say about 13yr hot water heater

Hi all,

I have a tanked hot water heater, 13 years old, that I am thinking is reaching the end of it's useful life, but wanted to get some expert opinion before replacing.

Current problem we...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-01-2012, 09:49 AM
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Posted By montag
Yes we are going to call in a plumber since this...

Yes we are going to call in a plumber since this may be a symptom of some other problem. Thanks for the help.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-30-2012, 09:17 PM
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Posted By montag
Thanks for finding that part Nealtw. This makes...

Thanks for finding that part Nealtw. This makes me think I could replace the part myself.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-30-2012, 06:35 PM
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Posted By montag
Left it to the wife to find the serial number and...

Left it to the wife to find the serial number and Manufacturer. The tank has a label "state select" and serial # PR6 5C NBRT971.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-30-2012, 06:27 PM
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Posted By montag
I think you are right, it some kind of relief...

I think you are right, it some kind of relief valve. The top part of the valve has a calibration scale etched into it and the name "WILKINS" etched in. It has marks like 1500 then lower marks of 175,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-30-2012, 06:01 PM
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Posted By montag
Thanks for the reply cjn79. It has only two...

Thanks for the reply cjn79.
It has only two pipes in total. It has a single hot pipe coming in from below (that pipe comes from the hot pipe heading into the house). The second pipe is the plastic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-30-2012, 05:16 PM
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Posted By montag
hot water heater - hot water venting outside from mixer valve

Hi,

I have a gas powered water heater tank that is continually leaking hot water outside via what I think is an overfill pipe. Having looked at diagrams online, I think it is coming from what...
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