Replace & Calibrate A Seisco 28KW Tankless Water Heater

We got trouble again we’ve got a  tankless water heater in fact we have  two of them the one up of the other day  sprung a leak not exactly sure wind and  it was a small leak but after further  examination looked like the leak had  been present for some time because there  was calcium deposit at the bottom of the  the heating unit so we contacted the  company that installed it and it was out  of warranty it’s about over two years  old the company who manufactured it will  support the parts but they wouldn’t  replace the unit totally unless we  played a pretty big fee for it but they  would supply the parts without for not  too much money actually although they  wanted about $160 deposit to ensure that.

I returned the parts to him so anyway I  decided to go that route we’re gonna get  the parts for their deposit and once we  replace the parts send it back to the  company and they’ll refund us our  deposit so what I thought I’d do is make  this video of how to fix a tankless  water heater and the first thing you  have to know about that is to when you  troubleshoot it and everything you’ve  got to make sure the power is off now my  case I’ve got a load center here in my  garage  that is the first circuit breaker and  then next to the water heater itself  there’s another set of breakers so  you’re not gonna get hurt doing this job  if you kill the power to it so that’s  what I’m gonna do I don’t want to get  hurt so anyway take a tight shot in here  at my load center  and I’ve got two tankless water heaters  one over here’s.

Two circuits for it and  then two circuits for the for the one  that we’re going to work on these are  actually four breakers they’re marked as  60 amp breakers and it takes four of  them believe it or not to run this one I  think it’s a 28 kW tankless water heater  it takes four circuits there to gang  them up and so it’s 2 to 20 volt  circuits and so you want to make sure  those things are turned off and in the  commercial business I do some commercial  work for some large companies and they  have a system they call lockout tagout  this particular load Center doesn’t have  a way really to lockout and tagout these  breakers so I’m just going to mark them  with some tape and close the door and  put some tape on it so that nobody by  mistake comes along and turns those  things on well I don’t want it on so  anyway that’s the load Center in the  garage make sure the power is off before  you do any work on this tankless water  heater ok ok/

Well here we are in the  closet where the tankless water heater  is and now the first thing we did we  through the breakers in the garage in  the load Center and this has two sub  panels here in the closet  it’s got in there mark circuit one two  circuit three and four and of course you  want to make sure they’re they’re all  off ok so that’s handy it’s right here  in front of our face it’s pretty obvious  and we’re not going to be turning those  on while we’ve got these  we’re working with this with this system  okay so now that it’s powered off we’re  gonna have to disconnect a lot of these  cables while he’s wired or so what I did  was I went around to each one of them  each one of the wires and I marked it I  either put in a little wire marker tag  like this it’s like a ziploc tie cable  tie but you can write a name on it as to  what it is and then sit block it to the  cable itself.

I’ve got some of these  wire markers a little pre-printed wire  marketers that you can take off here and  and then wrap around each one of the  wires and give it a special number so  that’s what I’ve done on all the wires  on this box getting ready to disconnect  the the PC board it controls this whole  thing and once that’s taken off  disconnected and taken off then we can  remove the tank you can see up here it’s  plumbed here’s our water input or cold  water input comes in to the tankless  water heater heats up and then goes out  with this red line here that’s hot water  so the problem was it was leaking right  here on this this one chamber is leaking  they’re coming down here and if you can  see it but it’s left some calcium  deposits here in the bottom of this case  so now that it’s all marked I’m going to  disconnect the cables and pull up PC  board and that’ll be the next step okay  here we are with the PC board removed.

There’s just four screws on the PC board  and four screws for those high-powered I  think they’re Triax  that you’re supposed to use heat sink  compound when you put them back on so no  white heat sink compound seem to be  plenty of it on there but you can get  that stuff at RadioShack it’s pretty  common it’s just called heat sink  compound it’s white and you don’t want  to get on your clothes but it’s like a  little white paste like toothpaste kind  of but don’t use toothpaste okay so  that’s the tankless water heater with  the PC board slash brains high power  controller removed okay I got a couple  of Crescent wrenches and we’re gonna  disconnect the plumbing right now so  we’ve got a small crescent wrench for  this bottom nut okay  and then a large one for this top one  we’ll just loosen that up a little Union  fitting here okay like so we’ll do that  on both sides all right and that’ll that  will free the plumbing from the the  tanks of the other wire here okay  we’ve got the two lower screws of the  tank taking off.

So I’ll just take off  the top two screws you can see we’ve got  the unions that’s connected up here for  the cold water and hot water out and the  two screws and I’ll be holding this tank  in my hands so let me give that a try  I got you okay got this thing in my hand  down we’re going to take it out and put  on a bench okay  okay this has four screws back here  that’s holding it in its case so I have  to remove that to get the sheet metal  out from around the tank so let’s go  ahead and do that I’ll zoom this in so  you can get a little closer look at it  okay I think once we take these four  screws out just got my I guess they call  that keyhole slot loosen them and you  can just pick it up out of it it’ll pick  up I’ll just go ahead and take them out  okay all right well you got a couple  things hold me back here is a ground  wire I forgot to take off so I’m gonna  have to go ahead and do that but this  uses one of our ground wire right here  I’ve got take off or I’d be holding tank  in my hand so we’ll do that and I’ll get  back to you okay we got one wire to take  off here this is,

One of those nylon lock  nuts so I got a wrench here and hold  this hose and just baby unscrewed  and that’s holy ground love to so remind  me to put that back together so I’m  gonna just keep it all together here  right now now we won’t get away from in  okay see it’s one of those nylon lock  nuts so they’re great once you tighten  them up thee they never never come loose  by themselves so they’re fantastic so  here we are you got this baby out of the  case and you can see the tanks here are  in halves are bolted together and  they’ve given us both tanks but we’ve  got to take these end caps off for the  plumbing fittings so that’s our next job  done bolt up from the from the tanks and  both these old side pieces onto the new  tank okay this should be fun you know  when I called the factory about this  water heater was leaking and we were  talking about prices and stuff when we  decided to just go ahead and send me the  tank and that was leaking and basically  I was fixing it fix it from there.

They  did send me a few gaskets to go with it  they call this the chamber body assembly  for CH 10k and they sent it FedEx which  was nicely they got to it pretty quick  it’s that from szybko se is Co  international in Houston Texas  they call it the global leader in  tankless technology well the way this  thing broke I’m not sure that I won’t  agree with that but I’ll hold judgment  right now it should never have cracked  it shouldn’t have leaked and to be first  class I think they should have just sent  me a whole new assembly instead of the  parts to fix it but I can understand so  we’ll give this a try they did give me  an option I think I could buy a new one  for 360 bucks or something like that  or I could get the parts for free and  hire a plumber or or do it myself so I  decided to give it a shot and if all  else fails I got a plumber and standby  so we’ll see how it goes this kind of  could be eliminar strings but they  basically want to remove all the  components from here and put it on to  the new tank and so that’s what I’m  gonna try and do here okay I might as  well just let the tape run I’ve got a  long tape so I’ll just let it run and  I’ll probably be fast-forwarding this  section but at least let you guys see  what’s going on and how to do it maybe  in the fast-forward fashion there may be  a few chuckles in between.

Electric Tankless Water Heater vs Tank Water Heaters

If you haven’t heard about the possibility to have endless hot water yet, then this article might be interesting for you. I’m going to compare tankless electric water heaters with tank-based water heaters. I can tell you from the start, that there isn’t any reason that makes the tank based water heaters better then tankless water heaters.

You might not agree with my idea, that electric tankless water heaters are better from all points of view because of the price of a tankless heating system installation. I can tell you that even if the installation of an electric tankless water heater might cost a lot more then the tank based water heater, you can consider the electric tankless heating system as an investment. The reason for that is if you have a tankless water heater the water heating bill will 10%-20% lower than before. Eventually you will get your money that you invested into installing an electric tankless heating system back.

By using the tankless heating system, which heats water only when you need it, you also protect the environment. This translates into usage of less energy. A tank based heating system works 24/7. There is another concern about tank based heating systems. Did you know that the hot water in the tank is favourable to Legionnare’s disease? This bacteria  is usually found in lakes, water supplies and so on. If the temperature of the water is right, the growth of the bacteria becomes dangerous and they also become lethal. Legionnare’s is a disease that infects the lungs and is usually lethal to smokers and older people. By having a tank based heating system with the water at a temperature between 95 and 130 degrees Fahrenheit, it will be perfect for the bacteria. The incubation period can be anywhere between 2 and 10 days.

Another important thing you will like is that a tankless water heating system never runs out of hot water. Almost all electric tankless water heaters are easy to install and their size is acceptable. If you have a big family and big home and you use a tank based system you will surely need a large place where the high capacity tank is stored and you will also need a very complex pipe system.

So if you got a new home or if you got a tank based heating system, the best choice for you is to get/replace a electric tankless water heater, which will give you endless hot water and 10%-20% off your water heating bills.

Find the Right Style for Your Bathroom Remodel

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The bathroom has played a large role in homes, yet this room is possible the one that receives the least amount of attention. Often we view the bathroom as something needed, instead of something we appreciate. This is especially true when you consider that a bathroom is a room for bathing or releasing natural urges, and is composed of excessive amounts of plumbing, fixtures, and in many instances glass.

However we have various types of bathrooms including family, master, individual, half, guest, three-quarter, full baths, and disabled bathrooms which should be considered when you want to make any improvements to increase the equity to your home. It has been proven that making upgrades to a bathroom will help increase the equity in the home.

Before you begin remodeling, your bathroom check with your local government for any permits you will require. Several states have building laws and codes that require building permits. Once you have completed your remodeling project, you may be required to have a master electrician and/or plumber to inspect your work to guarantee that your work meets code. However, before you begin remodeling your bathroom, you want to clean your work area first. It is important that you have a clean area in which you will work.

This includes removing all dust and the tools you will be using for the repair or improvement. Once you have a clean area, look around, and set up a methodical plan, of what you intend to do to improve the area and write it down on paper. Analyze your bathroom and make notes about want you like and dislike about it. You also want to make notes about the amount of storage space you want in your bathroom the layout of your shower/bathtub, electrical layouts and any improvements you want to make including upgrading faucets, fixtures, counters, flooring, ventilation and so forth.

To make your bathroom more appealing you may want to consider replacing your cabinetry with the inspirational look of woods such as oak, maple, and beech. Wood cabinets can enhance the atmosphere of your bathroom by adding warm earthy tones. If on the other hand, you merely want to freshen your bathroom, then a fresh coat of paint may be all you need. If you want to change the complete style of your bathroom, then you have to choose the right style for you. Often the bathroom is painted with neutral wall paint, has medium or dark wood cabinets that present a generic look, which reinforces our need to redesign or decorate the bathroom.

When we consider redesigning the bathroom, there are several different styles we can choose from including the European style, modern style, Mediterranean style, Victorian style, the Oriental style bathroom, and the rain forest style. The rain forest style bathroom brings the feel of the outdoors inside and is often less expensive than other styles of bathrooms. This style can be achieved by adding houseplants, accessories, and wallpaper that convey the feel of a rain forest. You can complete the effect by tiling the floor with a natural stone tile or stone look ceramic tile.

An easy way to change the style of your bathrooms is often accomplished by changing your accessories, including towel hangers, toothbrush and soap dishes, and other accessories. However, be warned that too many accessories can make a bathroom look cluttered and cramped. Thus, when considering adding accessories look at the basics. When installing your towel holders, and other accessories, many require only a level, and screwdriver, whereas other may require a few other tools or materials. Installing your accessories is simple if you gather the proper tools first and follow the installation instructions. Whichever style you choose, remodeling your home can increase the value of your home’s equity. Therefore, when you make the decision to do any home improvement it is vital that you evaluate the situation carefully. This includes making notes, creating a budget, and setting up steps for your improvement. If your bathroom is small you may want to add mirrors and choose lighter paint colors instead of darker colors that can make the bathroom seem smaller and more confined.

Many homes have tile walls and flooring that require replacing or repairing because the tiles have loosened or have deteriorated over the years because of use, moisture, and the occasional accidental bumping. It is easier to repair old tiles instead of replacing them, simple because you do not have to worry about removing all the tiles, and old mortar. Simply remove any loose tiles, then carefully chip away the old mortar behind the tile as well as any grout with the use of a grout saw, if there is any old caulking that will have to be removed as well. Before reattaching the removed tiles, use a tile and grout cleaner and stain remover, clean the remaining tiles and grout thoroughly and allow them to dry according to the manufactures instructions on the grout cleaner.

Once you have reattached all the tiles, and grouted around them, let the grout dry according to the manufactures time before sealing the gout with a penetrating sealer. This will prevent mold growth and staining. Your next step is to remove the old caulk from the joints and corners that has cracked or faded because of water. Before you start re-caulking your bathroom, make sure that the room is dry and that the area you will be working is also dry. Removing the caulk is not as difficult as it may sound or appear. To help there are several products on the market called “Caulk-Be-Gone” and “Adhesive & Caulk Remover.” I’ve used both products and they work wonderful. They are specially formulated to soften caulk and make it easy for you to remove with a scrapper or putty knife. However, it usually takes several hours for these products to work. Once you have removed the old caulk, you then want to clean the joints, and corners with paint thinner, followed by wiping the area thoroughly dry with a clean cloth.

The reason why it is so important to clear the joints of mildew and dirt before re-caulking is because the dark mildew stains we see are not on the caulk, but beneath it. You can purchase cleaning solutions that are formulated to remove mildew at most hardware and grocery stores.

When you caulk, you want to squeeze a dead of caulk, or silicone caulk into the joint and corner, then run a wet finger along the wet caulk to form a smooth line of caulk. You can purchase caulk tools that are used instead of your finger, however I have found these to be more of a hindrance than help. Once the caulk has dried you then want to buff the tiles with a dry cloth. If you have wallpaper in your bathroom, which requires repairs, or replacing I will like to state my opinion at this time. Whomever the first home interior designer was that come up with the suggestion of hanging wallpaper in a bathroom, which contains a shower or bathtub, was an idiot. Wallpaper that is hung in a half-bath, which is a bathroom that only contains a sink and toilet, is fine. If you need to get some toilets for your bathroom, check out ultimate guide on Shop Toilet for best toilet reviews.

However, wallpaper is fragile, and easily damaged when exposed to steam, heat, and moisture. Which, if I’m not mistaken are the three things that occur whenever a person takes a nice long and hot bath. To repair wallpaper, you first have to completely remove the damaged panel. There are several chemical solutions you can purchase at home supply stores that will help remove the wallpaper, but they still require the paper be scrapped from the wall. The old wallpaper glue then has to be removed, often by sanding. Your next step is to match the pattern in the paper and cut then hang the replacement panel. NOTE: If you are repairing your wallpaper with a recently purchased roll of the same patter as what you have on the wall, the color of the paper may not match due to different dye lots. For this reason when purchasing wallpaper it is always best to purchase an extra roll so that you will have the same dye lot, in case of needed repairs.

If this sounds too complicated, or if you feel that it is too much work for you to do, you are not alone. Countless homeowners veer aware from home improvement or repair projects because they have been frightened by contractors with horror stories and visions of their home crumbling around them if they attempt to make even the simplest repair. These scare tactics are so that the homeowner will pay high dollar amounts for simple repairs or remodeling jobs. Granted there are times that you have to hire a contractor. In these instances, you want to acquire several bids and interview the contractor. Verify all of his/her references and you may even want to contact your insurance company to see if they have any contractors they can refer. After all, insurance companies hire contractors to do home repairs in the event of a storm, or fire damage. For electricians and plumbers you want to make sure they are Master electricians and plumbers. When we take pride in our homes by repairing and making improvements, it is an awarding experience, which also conveys to the world the type of person we are. Thus, when we spend the time, and effort to take care of our homes we are announcing to the world that we care about ourselves and where we live.