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  • #31
    Re: Tankless Heater Issues

    Great pics and post, Rick. That's a lot of buildup in such a short time. Are you still struggling with softener issues out there? The guy is spending the $$ on a good heater and professionals to deal with it, but de-scaling that often amazes me. I ask because I've read softeners are causing a lot of debate in CA. In this part of FL, not too many people don't have a softener. Many times they start off with a well, then keep it after city water comes in. BTW, great locate for the thermostat, and nothing wrong with going back at a better time. If a busy restaurant wants a urinal pulled, I do it when the place is closed or dead. Unpleasant, smelly job, you don't need a bunch of customers, drunks, or commentators watching your every move.

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    • #32
      Re: Tankless Heater Issues

      rick did they use red brass fittings on the gas??

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      • #33
        Re: Tankless Heater Issues

        Originally posted by richinflorida View Post
        Great pics and post, Rick. That's a lot of buildup in such a short time. Are you still struggling with softener issues out there? The guy is spending the $$ on a good heater and professionals to deal with it, but de-scaling that often amazes me. I ask because I've read softeners are causing a lot of debate in CA. In this part of FL, not too many people don't have a softener. Many times they start off with a well, then keep it after city water comes in. BTW, great locate for the thermostat, and nothing wrong with going back at a better time. If a busy restaurant wants a urinal pulled, I do it when the place is closed or dead. Unpleasant, smelly job, you don't need a bunch of customers, drunks, or commentators watching your every move.
        i was originally hired to diagnose the problem with his tankless install as part of a very, very expensive home remodel. the original contractor was stumped

        so i went there to investigate and had a few different issues that were pretty obvious.

        until i crawled under the house and i didn't connect the real issues that the original contractor didn't want to share.

        such as a shut off valve for the upper floor return in the off position.

        that's when i determined that the return was connected to the cold upstairs
        trying to figure out the problem in a custom big home and the contractor doesn't share his known facts/ mistakes is why it took a couple of trips.

        eventually i got them to admit their mistakes and assisted them in finding a solution without having to break open a tile floor and tile wall.

        as far as hard water, beverly hills is the worst. fixtures lime up 2-3 times faster than in l.a.

        rick.

        Originally posted by plumbworker View Post
        rick did they use red brass fittings on the gas??
        it sure looks like a red brass 3/4'' x 1/2'' bell reducer. remember it's been 2 years.
        phoebe it is

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        • #34
          Re: Tankless Heater Issues

          Why should red brass be a concern?

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