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1 hour ago, XXitanium said:

 

That wouldn't hurt anything and I doubt there would be much in any event.

 

Not to mention, they make traps for that - inexpensive and trivial to install.

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10 hours ago, IcePrick said:

 

Not to mention, they make traps for that - inexpensive and trivial to install.

One man's trivial can be another man's.....................              ☺️

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5 hours ago, blackhawkxx said:

One man's trivial can be another man's.....................              ☺️

 

True.  I'm staring bewildered at so many house projects that would be trivial for many.

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1 hour ago, IcePrick said:

 

True.  I'm staring bewildered at so many house projects that would be trivial for many.

 

I could take 'em all one at a time, but they're ganging up on me.

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"I'll get around to that".  Fuck, something else that needs fixing, ok I'll get on it soon.  Fuck, 5 things that.....fuck this, it's too much to think about.  I'll have a cocktail and think about it.  Oh look, a squirrel.

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Just went with one shutoff valve on the hot water line.  I’ll leave the tank in place and drain it once in a while.

 

Two reasons for this choice.  First, CPVC is brittle as it ages, so I had to use a special pipe cutter the installers brought with them just to prep the line I put the valve on.  Second, all the lines that provided space to do what I planned were up against walls, making it impossible to use the special tool, and I just didn’t feel like fucking with it.

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Never had a problem cutting CPVC, new or old with a hacksaw or sawzall.  But you got it done and time will tell how it will work out.

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If they're that brittle it would seem like an indication that it's time to replace them.

 

So are both heaters T'ed together at the pipe that supplies the house?

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No reason to replace. CPVC gets brittle as it ages.  It means if you use a standard PVC pipe cutter, you’ll likely shatter it rather than get a clean cut.

 

Both heaters tap into the cold like.  Tank feeds right off the cold line post water treatment.

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My question was how they connect to house's hot feed line.  I assume the outlets of both heaters T together, or was the house's hot line cut  somewhere & the new heater spliced into it?

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New heater taps into C & H lines later in the circuit.  Hot water tank is still plumbed but now with a cutoff valve leading out on the H line.

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I really don't like cpvc

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I had missed this thread before.  My god, just...fuck.  What in the actual fucking fuck.  The best thing about putting in a new reliable water heater is getting rid of the old one.

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And as I said, pulling the unit is significant work.  When I need to replace the pressure tank, THEN I’ll pull the tank heater.  It’s mounted behind other water treatment equipment.

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Does someone have a steering damper for my head?

 

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You should run them both inline, then you could actually have a hot water heater!

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5 hours ago, SwampNut said:

Does someone have a steering damper for my head?

 

Not even Ohlins can stop this bar ear slapper.

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