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Descaling copper water lines Plumbing Zone

20-01-2011 0183 32 The lines have been in use in an open solar system with city water running through them for 20 years The plan is to re-use the lines in a new closed system Apparently they need the lines descaled in order to qualify for a rebate from the state What would you run though 20 year old type m copper that would do any good and...

Clearing the confusion about the coating and material of

21-09-2018 0183 32 I need to replace my existing low boy water heater next to my kitchen sink It was installed by the builder ten years ago All the pipe in the house is PEX The existing water heater is connected using PEX as well The supply line comes directly thru the wall to the HW Heater There is no space to run 18 inches of copper...

Copper Copper

Copper Copper-Lined Steel Calorifiers Bespoke Sizes 230 9000 Litre STORAGE CALORIFIERS Background Information When domestic hot water is required in volume the CA-HVAC range of storage calorifiers offers an ideal solution Stored water is heated 173 Space - An instantaneous water heater may be more compact than a storage...

Best Hot Water Pipes For Hot Water Lines

water heater supply lines - stainless or copper - RIDGID...

Best Hot Water Pipes For Hot Water Lines

24-07-2019 0183 32 Copper pipes Coppers pipes are mostly used for hot cold water supply and for refrigerant lines in HVAC heating cooling and air condition systems Copper pipes can be applied for both underground and above ground plumbing but can be affected by certain types of soil...

supply line and hot line from water heater both hot

23-04-2012 0183 32 Copper is an outstanding thermal conductor We just had a cold spell today so I thought I would check my water heater surface temp and noticed that I get about the same temp 6 degrees difference on both the supply and outlet lin Going only 12 up I see a difference of 15 degrees and the gap only includes the farther I go up the lin...

current flow on the copper pipes to electric hot water

03-12-2011 0183 32 58 Posts Discussion Starter 8 Nov 28 2011 Edited currrent flow on the copper pipes to electric hot water heater Well I thought I give you an up date Got into a building adjacent to the building with the hot water tank issue Main water line enter this building and has two feeds on...

Heat Exchangers Copper vs Stainless Steel

29-11-2019 0183 32 However copper and stainless steel heat exchangers are the most commonly used because they are less expensive and still highly effective One of the most common questions we are asked by our customers is some variation of which is better a copper or stainless steel hot water cylinder water heater boiler or other HVAC appliance...

Flexible Copper Pipe for Water Heater Installation Cut

05-11-2021 0183 32 I have to replace my water heater The old heater is connected with 3/4 inch rigid copper pipe and solder connections I am thinking about using 3/4 inch flexible copper supply and feed lines available at Home Depot for ease of installation I would use...

Are stainless steel braided supply lines really better

Those water heater copper connectors used to last longer than the water heater until they started making them with thinner copper micky like what is used for gas lines at a stove and soft copper tubing that is a smooth tube but can be bent by hand I think Higgs meant the second...

How to fix and prevent corrosion on water heater lines

11-08-2010 0183 32 I have a similar hot water heater I have threaded galvanized pipe coming out of the heater with a dielectric union to copper This has worked fine for more than five years no corrosion I have never seen a crimped fitting attached to a heater always threaded doesn t mean yours isn t crimped just never seen it...

Water heater connections copper vs stainless

03-07-2021 0183 32 Received 1 961 Votes on 1 807 Posts I m not really a plumber but I change water heaters and I m old school and use copper pipe Keep in mind that flex is rubber hose with a stainless braid over it I don t think I d use that for continuous hot water like...

water heater supply lines

05-02-2011 0183 32 Re water heater supply lines - stainless or copper i prefer the stainless corrugated flexes over the copper on the stainless are much more flexible and don t kink stay far far away from the stainless braided hos my preference are the rhino flex don t forget the gas flex should be changed too rick...

Braided Steel Water Heater Supply Lines

26-10-2019 0183 32 Many thing fit into this category in life this one is a biggie Braided steel hot water supply lines should not be sold or used They fail before the water heater which makes them junk and a recipe for a flood This is not the first failure I have responded to nor the last i imagine...

Why Dielectric Unions Are Common Failure Points in Water

04-02-2021 0183 32 This is especially true for copper and galvanized steel piping which is usually the case when a copper supply water piping line meets the galvanized steel pipe hookups of a hot water tank If your supply lines are galvanized to match with your water heater tank then there is no need for a special union however you may wish to check out our article on galvanized supply piping in your home...

Moving/replacing hot water heater

20-08-2017 0183 32 We are taking a 20 yr old hot water heater out of an interior closet off the den tossing it rerouting the water and elec out to the garage where the new one will go I don t think it s a good idea to reuse the copper see pics but my husband wants to take everything copper with expansion tank still attached unscrew it from the tank and reuse as is on the new one...

What are the three copper connections to my water heater

typical for a solar water heating booster In heavy use applications it could be for an external hot water reservoir In long lines applications this could be for recirculating hot water so that a faucet 400 feet away has hot water available just a few feet away Many motels and hotels are plumbed this way...

Water heater install with copper lines who is right

06-12-2012 0183 32 Re Water heater install with copper lines who is right EZ Check for back draft Have a butane lighter lit and at the hood water heater vent cavity Have another turn the Heater temp valve up all the way very hot When it fires up the flame should continue into the cavity If it blows out change out chimney from 3 to 4...

PEX vs Copper

To put this in perspective my son-in-law and I installed all of the hot and cold water lines to his new four-bathroom home in less than three hours You could never accomplish...

The History of Domestic Water Heating PM Engineer

29-08-2000 0183 32 Because tankless heaters could produce hot water as soon as the pilot was lit we imagine tank-type heater makers felt at a competitive disadvantage They came up with some innovative ways of getting hot water from a tank within a few minutes after heating had begun One method placed a coil of pipe in the combustion chamber...

Water heater tank anode rods Aluminum zinc or magnesium

13-02-2021 0183 32 Zinc Zinc anode rods are essentially aluminum with a small amount of zinc Although zinc rods do not usually come with a water heater they can be easily installed They are particularly a good option if you have sulfur smelling water coming from the tank...

Do I need a dielectric union for my water heater

26-03-2020 0183 32 How to Replace Water Heater Supply Lines Find the hot water output line Measure the hot water output and cold water supply lin Buy replacement lines of the same length at the hardware store Turn off the power to the water heater at the breaker switch Turn off the cold water supply valve connected to the cold intake line...

Water heater install with copper lines who is right

06-12-2012 0183 32 Re Water heater install with copper lines who is right EZ Check for back draft Have a butane lighter lit and at the hood water heater vent cavity Have another turn the Heater temp valve up all the way very hot When it fires up the...