So here I am in winter, it's raining, 42 degrees, and the stinkin' Takagi TK3 outdoor propane water heater won't light off.
I get gynormously frustrated, go to the barn, and return with an old electric room heater. I aim it at the Takagi from 2 ft
below it in the screen porch where it lives, and turn it on. It warms that Takagi and its' pipes up to about 60-70 degrees in
5 minutes or so, and Voila! hot water, Takagi runs normally, wife is happy. It is so stupid to have to warm up a water heater
to get it to turn on and make hot water. This functional fix is truly 'Hillbilly' in all its' grandeur. It's the only good fix so far.
Can anybody out there beat this junkyard fix??