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Old 08-04-2013, 01:31 AM   #1
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2900LE hot water tank

Noob question....

How do I "fill" it?

ETA: nevermind, I understand it now.
Turn on a hot water faucet and let it fill.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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If your hot water tank has an electric switch (often on the outside access) in addition to the 'gas', you will want to check and make sure it is off if the tank is ever empty---as this can quickly burn up the heating element.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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Noob question....

How do I "fill" it?

ETA: nevermind, I understand it now.
Turn on a hot water faucet and let it fill.
The water tank fills (if it was empty) as soon as you turn the pump on or connect to city water if the valves at the back of the water heater have not been set to bypass it.

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Old 08-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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Clarifying question. Does it fill (if empty) by just turning on the pump or do you also have to turn on a hot tap?
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Clarifying question. Does it fill (if empty) by just turning on the pump or do you also have to turn on a hot tap?
Even though I am a noob I would think the tap would have to be open to allow the air to escape to make room for the water.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:11 PM   #6
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ps: previous owner didnt tighten the heating element after a winterization.
do I need to put antisieze on it? and how tight?
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It's easier to just open the release valve on the water heater when your filling it. Pushes all the air out as it fills and you don't have to deal with spitting water out of your faucets.
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ps: previous owner didnt tighten the heating element after a winterization.
do I need to put antisieze on it? and how tight?
Was that the element with wires or the other plug holding the anode rod? Use non hardening pipe dope and tighten till it doesn't leak under test pressure. No more than that, you'll have a hard time getting it out next time.
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I believe its the plug with anode.
havent had time to go check it.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:03 PM   #10
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ok, more help please.
I have the water heater filled and would like to test for hot water.
propane tank is empty, what exactly do I have to do to get it heating on electric.
there are the two rubber buttons above the anode but they are dry rotted with holes, cant read em either.
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