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Old 12-16-2013, 08:13 PM  
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Problem Solved -
Hot water flows
thanks guys !


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Old 12-16-2013, 08:17 PM  
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Problem Solved - Hot water flows thanks guys !
what was the cure?


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Old 12-16-2013, 08:36 PM  
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[QUOTE=oldognewtrick;97327]what was the cure?[/QUOTE
as found in post number 3
The place of purchase has agreed to return the product and replace with another.. i just feel as though they should be held somewhat responsible for the cost of 2nd install.
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The 2nd Install - done exactly the same as the 1st.
so all in all was simply a faulty unit from the start.
The place of purchase gladly did a return with a 30.00 discount on the new heater!
as well as suggested writing the place of purchase owners and request any further due compensation for the unfortunate sale of thier faulty heater..and any inconvenience caused and unnecessary cost. I think i will simply be happy the tenants have hot water .. and let the sleeping dogs lie... Thanks again !
Let's Get it Done..
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I'm surprised. I'd think 1 in 100 WHs are faulty and maybe 1 in 4 first installs are faulty.
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Just and FYI Electric water heaters with two heating elements also have two thermostats. The basic operation is when the water in the whole tank is cold only the upper element is heating the upper half of the water. Once the upper part of the tank reaches the set temperature it switches off the upper element, and provides power to the lower thermostat and heating element. Once the lower reaches temperature, the unit powers off.

When you draw hot water cold water is being forced to the bottom of the tank by a dip tube inside the heater. This way the upper portion of the tank stays hot. As the cold water enters the lower thermostat turns on the lower element in effort to heat the incoming water, if you are using the water faster then the lower element can heat the upper thermostat will switch on disconnecting the lower half and turning on the upper element.


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