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    I used a carpenter pencil and a plastic headed...

    I used a carpenter pencil and a plastic headed hammer to install the seal on my drain I installed recently. The pencil was the only thing I had close at hand and it worked. These seals are a real...
  2. Sticky: Bradford White is probably the best, but it does...

    Bradford White is probably the best, but it does appear as if the problem has quieted down quiet a bit lately. The problem was with a part on the control valve that failed over time. It may be that...
  3. Sticky: If you will go back and read most of this thread...

    If you will go back and read most of this thread you will see that it is more then likely not your thermocouple causing the problem, it is the control valve assembly. What you describe are the...
  4. Sticky: This thread just will not fade away. Haven't...

    This thread just will not fade away. Haven't been here in a while but it is still alive. I still have the old control valve from my old hot water installed and running in my hot water heater. Has...
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    Could also be the circuit breaker. If the heater...

    Could also be the circuit breaker. If the heater checks out you could try changing out the breaker to see if it has lost some capacity with age.
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    The RedyTemp would be a easy installation for me....

    The RedyTemp would be a easy installation for me. I already have the plug under the cabinet in the bathroom. I would have to add a plug for the Grundfos.
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    It is a Grundfos.

    It is a Grundfos.
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    How much does the run/on time of the hot water...

    How much does the run/on time of the hot water increase with the installation of one of these systems? First impression is that it would cause the hot water heater to operate more with the constant...
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    I went with the point of use (6 gallon) hot water...

    I went with the point of use (6 gallon) hot water heater. My house is very similar to your situation. One bathroom at far end of house on slab, sinks at the end of the line. I have been well...
  10. Sticky: It is not just Whirlpool, It is also American...

    It is not just Whirlpool, It is also American Standard, U.S. Craftmaster and several others brands made by the same company. Same Water Heater just with different names on them.
  11. Sticky: The screen was clean. And the filter around the...

    The screen was clean. And the filter around the bottom did not have a lot of crud on it. I am not defending the Water Heater. It has design problems for sure, but I also am not going to throw...
  12. Sticky: I got my parts overnight at no cost. I would not...

    I got my parts overnight at no cost. I would not have bought the water heater if I I known the problems. But, now that I have it I am not going to throw it away because it is not the best WH...
  13. Sticky: Touching the metal won't cause a problem. The...

    Touching the metal won't cause a problem. The thermocouple generates a small electrical voltage (mV) and unscrewing and reinstalling can sometimes "fix" a problem with the thermocouple if the...
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    It depends on your location and quality of water....

    It depends on your location and quality of water. In the Texas panhandle where I lived for 30 years, 10 years life was very unusal, 6 to 7 was average. Water was hard and corroded the plumbing and...
  15. I would go up one size because of the slower...

    I would go up one size because of the slower recover rate.

    Will cost more to heat the water.

    Is your house wired for the additional electrical load? If not that could be a major cost, might be...
  16. Sticky: I will keep mine as long as it is in warranty and...

    I will keep mine as long as it is in warranty and not costing me money. I had the advantage of having the gas valve from my old water heater to install, so I was not out of hot water except for a...
  17. Sticky: Sounds like your gas valve has failed. Should...

    Sounds like your gas valve has failed. Should still be under warranty. Call the number on the side of the hot water heater (1-800-999-9515) and give them your serial number. In my case they sent...
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    The last time I drained my hot water heater I had...

    The last time I drained my hot water heater I had to loosen the connector on the outlet to get it to drain more then a dribble. As soon as I loosened the connector it started draining correctly. I...
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    Welcome to the Flamelock failure group. Sticky...

    Welcome to the Flamelock failure group. Sticky at the top of this listing with all the info you ever wanted or not! http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4362 23 pages and counting.
  20. Sticky: Found this little tid bit of info...

    Found this little tid bit of info http://www.macdonaldsupply.com/customer/masuin/customerpages/web_resources/Gas%20Valve%20Message%2011-08.pdf about "We want to apprise you of an unfavorable service...
  21. Sticky: Received my replacement valve today. I am...

    Received my replacement valve today. I am debating whether to install the new valve or leave the older style control valve/thermostat in. The old valve is working fine. The only thing that I see...
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    Mine did the same thing today when I started it...

    Mine did the same thing today when I started it up from a full cold start.
  23. Sticky: Read the above and thought I had already posted...

    Read the above and thought I had already posted as I am in the same boat and did the same thing for a temporary? fix. Did same checks on thermocouple and it was good, replaced just in case because...
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