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mnhorbenko
No hot water

I recently turned off my hot water heater (fpr about 30 minutes)to vaccum around it and clean it. then I relit the pilot light and it has now been almost 24 hours and we have no hot water! HELP!

kentvw
Re: No hot water

You did make sure to turn the gas valve to "On" and did not leave it on "Pilot' Right?

mnhorbenko
Re: No hot water

yes, that I did double check and it is set at "On". thanks!

goldhiller
Re: No hot water

Have you checked the breaker/fuse to the WH?

(If a breaker.....turn it completely off and then back on.)

canuk
Re: No hot water

Breaker/fuse?
It sounds like a gas WH.... I guess if it's a high efficent or power vented... yep;)

JLMCDANIEL
Re: No hot water

I doubt it is high efficiency if it has a standing pilot light. You may have moved or damaged the thermal couple or have the temp turned all the way down.
Jack

goldhiller
Re: No hot water

Yup. We're seeing/installing more and more power-vented gas WHs all the time around here. That because lots of folks have gone to HE furnaces vented via PVC and consequently don't even have a chimney from the get-go.....or they're choosing to go the power-vented WH route so they don't have to maintain an old chimney just for a WH. Knock it down and roof over.

Debra
Re: No hot water

you didn't accidentally turn off the supply to the house did you?

Ernie_Fergler
Re: No hot water
goldhiller wrote:

Yup. We're seeing/installing more and more power-vented gas WHs all the time around here. That because lots of folks have gone to HE furnaces vented via PVC and consequently don't even have a chimney from the get-go.....or they're choosing to go the power-vented WH route so they don't have to maintain an old chimney just for a WH. Knock it down and roof over.

In third generation rehabs in central Pa as well.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: No hot water

Yes, but have you ever seen a HE unit with a standing pilot light?
Jack

goldhiller
Re: No hot water

Jack,

Our Bradford-White LP gas WH is power-vented and has a standing pilot. Same for my mother's AO Smith gas WH. And numerous others I've installed. Same for some power-vented ceiling-hung unit heaters; available with either electronic ignition or standing pilot.

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