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Fixing a water heater?

I've been doing HP assessments for 12 years, but find myself a little limited in my knowledge of this issue. Here's the scenario: I do an i…

Started by John Shillito

21 Oct 12
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Major problems which can cause troubles in boilers

Most boilers come with a manufacturer’s warranty. But after a few years, we experience some common boiler problems. Such problems can be ad…

Started by Thermodyne Boilers

1 Mar 2
Reply by Brad Cook

What was your first action when you home is full of water ?

You have your home full of water because of some water damage you can't get into your house and then what would be your first action ? What…

Started by Anna

4 Apr 18, 2016
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?

I recently ran across a situation where a 40 gallon electric water heater was cycling on and off every five minutes or so. While monitoring…

Started by Rodney Fox

19 Sep 24, 2015
Reply by tedkidd

Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?

I would like to know if you have experienced cost saving by switching to tankless? If you have a whole house or just one faucet? What brand…

Started by Damien Greenfield

84 Aug 1, 2015
Reply by tedkidd

Extremely long wait for hot water

Hello Home Energy Pros, I have a customer I am advising who complains of extremely long wait times for hot water.  He has a rather large ho…

Started by George Kopf

4 Sep 18, 2014
Reply by Steven Lewis

Selecting a Water Heater

I am looking at updating the heating and water heating systems in a rental home I recently purchased.  Currently, there is a 4 year old Bur…

Started by Johnny Ritzo

15 Jul 16, 2013
Reply by Joe Romero

Backdraft Detectors - Are they reliable?

On a recent Quality Assurance site visit, I found a gas-fired water heater with a "Vent-rite Spill Alarm" installed on the flue. The contr…

Started by Nick Helmholdt

2 May 10, 2013
Reply by Jim Peck

Frozen Pipes on Interior Wall

On a recent quality assurance site inspection I found a situation where pipes froze and burst within an interior wall. Here is the story:…

Started by Nick Helmholdt

7 Mar 14, 2013
Reply by Michael Jensen

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tedkidd replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
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Eric Kjelshus replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"With super cheap natural gas prices now, still worth going all electric?  Tankless needs a lot…"
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David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
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Stuart Langley replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
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David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
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