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hot water heater goes out

Posted by victory_tea2085 (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 2, 12 at 14:43

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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RE: hot water heater goes out

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.

RE: hot water heater goes out

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

RE: hot water heater goes out

Is the draft diverter on top of the heater installed?

RE: hot water heater goes out

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

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