hot water heater goes out

victory_tea2085January 2, 2012

When it is very windy, my natural gas hot water heater goes out. I'm thinking of trying a different vent cap ( one for windy conditions) anyone had any experience with this? Thanks, Paul

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sierraeast

If it's only happening when it's windy, contact a reputable hvac outfit for a shielded vent cap. If it happens occasionaly when it's not windy as well, you might want to replace the thermocouple, about a $12.00 part.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 9:31AM
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victory_tea2085

Only happens when very windy and from the east- I will try to get the cap you mention- thank you. Paul

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 2:40PM
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brickeyee

Is the draft diverter on top of the heater installed?

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 5:14PM
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victory_tea2085

Heater is only 6 mos. old- so, yes it is. Thanks

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 8:19AM
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