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Plumbing Emergency: What To Do During a Flood

Welcome! My name is Sally. This is my blog about plumbing. I decided to start writing about plumbing after a very scary experience. I arrived home from work one day only to discover that a pipe burst in my home. When I opened the front door, I saw a torrent of water pouring down the stairs. I panicked and ran next door to my neighbour. Luckily, he used to work as a construction contractor, so he has a lot of experience in dealing with household problems. He helped me to turn off the mains water and helped me to mop up the mess. After this event, I decided I wanted to learn more about the plumbing in my house, so I went to a night school class.

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Troubleshooting Why Hot Water is No Longer Coming Out of Your Faucets

by Melvin Owens

If you notice that the water coming out of your hot water faucet is not hot at all, you most likely have an issue with your gas water heater. When the water is not heating at all, there can be a number of causes behind the problem. This means that you need to know how to troubleshoot the issue and determine what the cause is before you can begin repairs on your gas water heater. There are a few troubleshooting tips that you can follow that are designed to make diagnosing the problem simpler.

Gas

The first thing that you need to check is the gas. You need to make sure that the gas is in fact going to the water heater. Make sure that before you begin checking the gas that you switch the control knob on the water heater to pilot. This will make sure that the burner does not ignite when you are checking to see that gas is going to the water heater. You can check by taking off the cover that is at the bottom of the water heater. There should be a small flame at the gas supply line that is lit.

Pilot

If you notice that the pilot light is out, this could also be the reason why the water is not heating at all. The process of relighting the pilot light is slightly different depending on the type of tank that you have. The reason that the pilot light wen out might be due to the fact that inlet valve has become closed. You can turn the handle on the valve to open it and also relight the pilot. If you notice that the pilot light will still not come on, it is common for the thermocouple to not be working properly. This part will need to be replaced by the gas company.

Burner

If you notice that the burner is not on, this could also be another reason why the water is not heating. Make sure that the thermostat on the water heater is set to the right temperature and then wait to see if the burner will reignite. You might have to lower the thermostat slightly before you raise it in order for the burner to reignite. If the burner will not ignite when you turn up the thermostat, you might be dealing with a thermostat on your gas water heater that is no longer functioning properly and it will need to be replaced before the burner will ignite.  

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