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Hot Water Heater Advice

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Italian_Stallion, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    The impetus for this thread is that I don't want to blow up the house, but I do want to take a hot bath. My muscles hurt.

    My water in this place has never been that hot. I want it just a few degrees from scalding. So I went into the grage and took a look at the hot water heater.

    I saw two things on the top. One is what I'd call a valve. I assume this is related to gas. The other is your basic spigot. I assume this feeds water into the heater. There might be some other key parts, but I didn't notice any. Does anyone know whether there's an adjustable dealio I can fiddle with to make the water hotter when it comes out of the faucet?
  2. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Tip number one.

    It's water heater.

    Hot water doesn't need to be heated. ;)
  3. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    I think that's what my mom always called it. She was always griping when my sis used up all the hot water.

    Google is grand. The top hit on my first search gave me the answer. The water should be piping hot any minute now. But I might have to adjust it slightly if it's too hot. There were tons of warnings on the thing about scalding. Also, I read lots of stuff suggesting I shut off the power or some such thing. Something about wires and electrocution. I figure people used to pay for that sort of treatment just a few decades ago. It can't be all bad.
  4. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Please, DO NOT mess with the water heater if you haven't shut the power off to it.

    Water + Electricity = very, very bad
  5. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    This is why I love this board. Hot Water Heater is one of my pet peeves.
  6. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    On mine, you just unscrew the face-plate and adjust the temp with a screwdriver. No big deal.

    Feeling better I.S.?
  7. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    Oh, that was a nice bath, and the wife now owes me. She loves a steaming hot bath.
  8. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    My old hot water heater crapped out Thursday night. I did not touch a thing around it in the 10 1/2 years I've owned my house until i saw it leaking and called the repair guy.
    Got the new one Friday afternoon, and am hoping I will have to touch for at least 15 years.
  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Outing alert: Rosie is related to George Carlin.
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