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    Default No hot water

    I recently turned off my hot water heater (fpr about 30 minutes)to vaccum around it and clean it. then I relit the pilot light and it has now been almost 24 hours and we have no hot water! HELP!

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    Default Re: No hot water

    You did make sure to turn the gas valve to "On" and did not leave it on "Pilot' Right?

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    Default Re: No hot water

    yes, that I did double check and it is set at "On". thanks!

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    Default Re: No hot water

    Have you checked the breaker/fuse to the WH?

    (If a breaker.....turn it completely off and then back on.)

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    Default Re: No hot water

    Breaker/fuse?
    It sounds like a gas WH.... I guess if it's a high efficent or power vented... yep

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    Default Re: No hot water

    I doubt it is high efficiency if it has a standing pilot light. You may have moved or damaged the thermal couple or have the temp turned all the way down.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Yup. We're seeing/installing more and more power-vented gas WHs all the time around here. That because lots of folks have gone to HE furnaces vented via PVC and consequently don't even have a chimney from the get-go.....or they're choosing to go the power-vented WH route so they don't have to maintain an old chimney just for a WH. Knock it down and roof over.

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    Default Re: No hot water

    you didn't accidentally turn off the supply to the house did you?
    Debby in Oklahoma

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    Default Re: No hot water

    Quote Originally Posted by ****hiller View Post
    Yup. We're seeing/installing more and more power-vented gas WHs all the time around here. That because lots of folks have gone to HE furnaces vented via PVC and consequently don't even have a chimney from the get-go.....or they're choosing to go the power-vented WH route so they don't have to maintain an old chimney just for a WH. Knock it down and roof over.
    In third generation rehabs in central Pa as well.

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    Default Re: No hot water

    Yes, but have you ever seen a HE unit with a standing pilot light?
    Jack
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