replacing thermostat/gas valve on water heater
My water heater in the basement took a bath due to spring rains. The pilot wouldn't remain lit even after replacing the thormocouple so I had the whole thermostat/gas valve (propane) changed. It fired right up. But I would like to know something more.
The old unit Unitrol had a larg red knob on top with a green cap on top with a screwdriver slot and it says main gas pressure, by which I assume that the amount of gas going to the main burner could be adjusted. The new control a bradford white doesn't have that feature. The diagram that came with it shows a "gas port" on the bottom of the unit. I looked and its something to be opened aparprently with a star screw driver. Is this a main gas pressure adjustment as on the unitrol? or is this just a place to attach a pressure gauge?
Can my Husband install our new gas water heater
My Husband is wanting to install our new Gas 30 gallon water heater. Where does he get a soulder ? To soulder the gas. And This old Water heater is like 13 yrs old- How hard will it be to get it out of the bathroom closet? They tell me they are so heavy becuz of all the sediment - over the last 13 yrs, so we might need a dolly. Should i be worried? Will water gush out all over the floor? How do we pervent that. Set the old water heater in a Big trash bag ? How do you keep the hot water from burning you ? I know we hook up a water hose to it - and let it run outside . Can you give me any advice? Do you buy a 30 gal Bradford White Heater, or a Sears kenmore Roto Swirl one? And ----Is a 40 gal better than a 30 gal. ? Thank you