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    Sorry, I should have added that the tank is...

    Sorry, I should have added that the tank is electric.
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    American Water Heater?

    Anyone like to comment on American Water Heater products?

    I have a forty gallon which is on its 17th year of operation. I'm preparing for a replacement and would like opinions on using another...
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    Electric Water Heater Heat Loop

    I have a few questions on heat traps / heat loops.

    Are they worth the cost to install?

    Which is the better option, mechanical heat trap or passive loop?

    I have concerns that the mechanical...
  4. Gray schedule 40 pvc is used for electrical...

    Gray schedule 40 pvc is used for electrical wiring not water.

    Just to make the point, here is something I know for a fact happened.

    A company was installing exterior pan and tilt video...
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    Thank you for the contact Kelly.

    Thank you for the contact Kelly.
  6. I'm no expert on Pex or plumbing. Actually I'm...

    I'm no expert on Pex or plumbing. Actually I'm getting questions answered in another post.

    One of my concerns with the Pex under the insulation would be someone stepping on the pipe and...
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    What I comprehend from the replies, Pex is the...

    What I comprehend from the replies, Pex is the preferred material.

    Do most use the standard white Pex or is there any benefit to using blue for cold and red for hot. Other than ease of...
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    Thanks for the reply guys. I'm located in...

    Thanks for the reply guys.

    I'm located in central North Carolina. Yes it does get cold enough to freeze here but the plumbing is in the crawl space and from there up the central walls of the...
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    Pex vs FlowGuard Gold

    I am looking into replacing the gray polybutylene plumbing in my house. This will be a DIY job since 95% of the pipe is easily accessable through a crawl space and wall hatch-ways.

    My question...
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    Good point Matt. Thanks, Earnie

    Good point Matt.

    Thanks,

    Earnie
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    Ok guys, you are starting to get way beyond my...

    Ok guys, you are starting to get way beyond my knowledge level in water softeners, but it's still interesting reading.

    I plan to ask the Co. to have the water tested for sodium levels. This...
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    Good point Cass. I'm also wondering how much...

    Good point Cass. I'm also wondering how much electricity I'm wasting since the tank's R value is probably low and the heating elements are not what they were when new. I do have a jacket on the...
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    Thank you for everyones help on this issue. I...

    Thank you for everyones help on this issue. I will let you know if the issue is fixed.

    Earnie
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    hj, Thanks for your suggestion. Another one...

    hj,

    Thanks for your suggestion. Another one added to the list for the service tech.

    Cass,

    I totally agree.

    Earnie
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    nhmaster, I'll check the internet for...

    nhmaster,

    I'll check the internet for troubleshooting help with the valve. I do have the AutoTrol 255 owner's installation, operation and maintenance manual. There is a troubleshooting guide in...
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    Andy, I have no idea on any of you questions...

    Andy,

    I have no idea on any of you questions Andy but I will ask the Co. the next time they visit which should be some time this week.

    To be clear, the Co. rep stated that my tank was a "32k...
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    nhmaster, Put the ice maker on a timer? ...

    nhmaster,

    Put the ice maker on a timer? Sorry, but you have lost me with that statement.

    Maybe I was unclear with my initial comment. The ice maker/water dispenser is part of a KitchenAid...
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    Ok, but for some reason I seem to remember them...

    Ok, but for some reason I seem to remember them saying when the unit is in regeneration, if there is a water demand from the house, the controller only provides un-conditioned water.

    As an...
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    Thanks for the info. I'll try to offer those...

    Thanks for the info. I'll try to offer those suggestions to my softener company. They are coming by to take a look.

    All they could suggest is shutting off the ice maker every night. They...
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    Salt Taste in Water After Regen

    I would appreciate any comments on this question.

    I am a new softened water user. I noticed this morning that the water has a noticeable salty taste. The controller indicates that the unit went...
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    Andy, Yes, iron/sulphur unit appears to be...

    Andy,

    Yes, iron/sulphur unit appears to be working ok but I have not re-tested to see the exact iron level. I notice no sulphur smell. Unit is the same as the softener, AutoTrol 255 with the...
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    Hi Guys, The water heater is not leaking. It...

    Hi Guys,

    The water heater is not leaking. It is placed in a closet in the bottom floor bathroom. It sits in a round metal pan. The pan has an overflow tube through the floor into the crawl...
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    Hello Any, Thanks for the very fast reply. ...

    Hello Any,

    Thanks for the very fast reply.

    The tank is .75 cubic feet (8"x44"). The installation company said it is filled with 1.0 cubic feet of resin.

    I looked at the cost difference...
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    Replace Old Water Heater?

    I moved into a house that has a seventeen year old electric forty gallon American Water Heater. It still appears to provide plenty of hot water for two people. Should I replace it now or wait...
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    Softener Tank Media Quanity

    Can a .75 cubic foot softener tank hold 1.0 cubic feet of resin? If so, does this give the media enough room to expand when in regeneration?

    Happy Labor Day!

    Earnie
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