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Instruction Manual for
Residential
Manufactured Home
Gas Water Heaters
FOR USE ONLY IN MANUFACTURED HOMES
GAMA certification applies to
all residential gas water heaters
with capacities of 20 to 100
gallons with input rating of
75,000 BTU/Hr. or less.
ALL TECHNICAL AND WARRANTY QUESTIONS: SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE LOCAL DEALER FROM
WHOM THE WATER HEATER WAS PURCHASED. IF YOU ARE UNSUCCESSFUL, PLEASE WRITE TO THE
COMPANY LISTED ON THE RATING PLATE ON THE WATER HEATER.
ODORANT IS ADDED TO THE GAS
For Your Safety AN
USED BY THIS WATER HEATER
WARNING
WARNING: If the information in these
instructions are not followed exactly, a fire
or explosion may result, causing property
damage, personal injury or death.
–Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other appliance.
–WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do
not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a
neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call
the fire department.
–Installation and service must be performed
by a qualified installer, service agency or
the gas supplier.
Save this Manual for Future Reference.
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration,
service or maintenance can cause DEATH,
SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY
DAMAGE. Refer to this manual for assistance
or consult the local gas utility for further
information.
WARNING
Flammable vapors may be drawn by air currents from other areas of the structure to this
appliance.
WARNING
READ THE GENERAL SAFETY SECTION
BEGINNING ON INSIDE COVER AND THEN
THIS ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE INSTALLING
OR OPERATING THIS WATER HEATER.
184123-000
03-03
General Safety
WARNING
WARNING
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or
maintenance can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY,
OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. Refer to this manual for assistance or call the manufacturer whose name appears on the
rating plate for further information.
This water heater has been factory equipped to operate with
the type gas indicated in the “EQUIPPED FOR” area of the rating plate located near the gas control valve. The indicated gas
may be either Natural or Propane (L.P.). By following the conversion instructions in this manual or the instructions near the
gas control valve, the water heater must be converted if it is to
be used with the opposite gas. DO NOT USE THIS WATER
HEATER WITH ANY GAS OTHER THAN THE ONE LISTED ON
THE MODEL RATING PLATE. Failure to use the correct gas can
cause problems which can result in DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY
INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. If you have any questions or
doubts consult your gas supplier or gas company.
WARNING
At the time of manufacture this water heater was provided with
a combination temperature-pressure relief valve certified by a
nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains periodic
inspection of production of listed equipment or materials, as
meeting the requirements for Relief Valves and Automatic Gas
Shutoff Devices for Hot Water Supply Systems, and the current
edition of ANSI Z21.22 and the code requirements of ASME. If
replaced, the valve must meet the requirements of local codes,
but not less than a combination temperature and pressure relief
valve certified as meeting the requirements for Relief Valves
and Automatic Gas Shutoff Devices for Hot Water Supply
Systems, ANSI Z21.22 by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains periodic inspection of production of listed
equipment or materials.
The valve must be marked with a maximum set pressure not to
exceed the marked hydrostatic working pressure of the water
heater (150 lbs. p.s.i.) and a discharge capacity not less than
the water heater input rate as shown on the model rating
plate. (Electric heaters - watts divided by 1000 x 3412 equal
BTU/Hr. rate.)
Your local jurisdictional authority, while mandating the use of a
temperature-pressure relief valve complying with ANSI Z21.22
and ASME, may require a valve model different from the one
furnished with the water heater.
Compliance with such local requirements must be satisfied by
the installer or end user of the water heater with a locally prescribed temperature-pressure relief valve installed in the designated opening in the water heater in place of the factory furnished valve.
For safe operation of the water heater, the relief valve must not
be removed from it’s designated opening or plugged.
The temperature-pressure relief valve must be installed directly
into the fitting of the water heater designated for the relief
valve. Position the valve downward and provide tubing so that
any discharge will exit only within 6 inches above, or at any
distance below the structural floor. Be certain that no contact is
made with any live electrical part. The discharge opening must
not be blocked or reduced in size under any circumstances.
Excessive length, over 30 feet, or use of more than four elbows
can cause restriction and reduce the discharge capacity of the
valve.
No valve or other obstruction is to be placed between the
relief valve and the tank. Do not connect tubing directly to discharge drain unless a 6″ air gap is provided. To prevent bodily
injury, hazard to life, or property damage, the relief valve must
be allowed to discharge water in quantities should circumstances demand. If the discharge pipe is not connected to a
drain or other suitable means, the water flow may cause property damage.
The Discharge Pipe:
— Must not be smaller in size than the outlet pipe size of the
valve, or have any reducing couplings or other restrictions.
— Must not be plugged or blocked.
— Must be of material listed for hot water distribution.
— Must be installed so as to allow complete drainage of both
the temperature-pressure relief valve, and the discharge pipe.
— Must terminate at an adequate drain.
— Must not have any valve between the relief valve and tank.
WARNING
A fire can start if combustible materials such as clothing, cleaning
materials, or flammable liquids are placed against or next to the
water heater.
WARNING
INSTALLATIONS IN AREAS WHERE FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS
(VAPORS) ARE LIKELY TO BE PRESENT OR STORED (GARAGES,
STORAGE, AND UTILITY AREAS, ETC): Flammable liquids (such
as gasoline, solvents, propane (LP) or butane, etc.), all of which
emit flammable vapors, may be improperly stored or used in such
areas. The gas water heater pilot light or main burner can ignite
such vapors. The resulting flashback and fire can cause death or
serious burns to anyone in the area, as well as property damage.
If installation in such areas is your only option, then the installation must be accomplished in a way that the pilot flame and main
burner flame are elevated from the floor at least 18 inches. While
this may reduce the chances of flammable vapors from a floor spill
being ignited, gasoline and other flammable substances should
never be stored or used in the same room or area containing a gas
water heater or other open flame or spark producing appliance.
NOTE: Flammable vapors may be drawn by air currents from
other areas of the structure to the appliance.
WARNING
HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a temperature which will satisfy
clothes washing, dish washing, and other sanitizing needs can
scald and permanently injure you upon contact. Some people are
more likely to be permanently injured by hot water than others.
These include the elderly, children, the infirm, or physically/mentally handicapped. If anyone using hot water in your home fits
into one of these groups or if there is a local code or state law
requiring a certain temperature water at the hot water tap, then
you must take special precautions. In addition to using the lowest
possible temperature setting that satisfies your hot water needs,
some type of tempering device, such as a mixing valve, should be
used at the hot water taps used by these people or at the water
heater. Mixing valves are available at plumbing supply or hardware stores. Follow manufacturers instructions for installation of
the valves. Before changing the factory setting on the thermostat,
read the “Temperature Regulation” section in this manual.
WARNING
2
BEFORE LIGHTING [PROPANE (L.P.) GAS WATER HEATERS]:
Propane (L.P.) gas is heavier than air. Should there be a leak in the
system, the gas will settle near the ground. Basements, crawl spaces,
skirted areas under manufactured homes (even when ventilated),
closets and areas below ground level will serve as pockets for the
accumulation of this gas. Before attempting to light or relight the
water heater’s pilot or turning on a nearby electrical light switch, be
absolutely sure there is no accumulated gas in the area. Search for
odor of gas by sniffing at ground level in the vicinity of the appliance. If odor is detected, follow steps indicated at “For Your Safety”
on the cover page of this manual then leave the premises.
General Safety (cont’d)
WARNING
WARNING
This water heater must not be installed directly on carpeting.
Carpeting must be protected by a metal or wood panel beneath
the appliance extending beyond the full width and depth of the
appliance by at least 3 inches (76.2mm) in any direction, or if the
appliance is installed in an alcove or closet, the entire floor must
be covered by the panel. Failure to heed this warning may result
in a fire hazard.
Obstructed or deteriorated vent systems may present a serious
health risk or asphyxiation.
WARNING
Chemical vapor corrosion of the flue and vent system may occur if
air for combustion contains certain chemical vapors. Spray can
propellants, cleaning solvents, refrigerator and air conditioner
refrigerants, swimming pool chemicals, calcium and sodium chloride, waxes, bleach, and process chemicals are typical compounds
which are potentially corrosive.
WARNING
A gas water heater cannot operate properly without the correct
amount of air for combustion. Do not install in a confined area
such as a closet, unless you provide air as shown in the “Locating
The New Water Heater” section. Never obstruct the flow of ventilation air. If you have any doubts or questions at all, call your
gas company. Failure to provide the proper amount of combustion air can result in a fire or explosion and can cause death, serious bodily injury, or property damage.
WARNING
Minimum clearances between the water heater and combustible
and noncombustible construction are 1″ at the sides and rear, 4″
at the front, and 6″ from the vent pipe. Clearance from the top of
the draft hood is 12″. Refer to the label on the water heater located adjacent to the gas control valve for all clearances.
WARNING
WARNING
HYDROGEN GAS: Hydrogen gas can be produced in a hot water
system that has not been used for a long period of time (generally two weeks or more). Hydrogen gas is extremely flammable
and explosive. To prevent the possibility of injury under these
conditions, we recommend the hot water faucet be opened for
several minutes at the kitchen sink before any electrical appliances which are connected to the hot water system are used
(such as a dishwasher or washing machine). If hydrogen gas is
present, there will probably be an unusual sound similar to air
escaping through the pipe as the hot water faucet is opened.
There must be no smoking or open flame near the faucet at the
time it is open.
If this water heater will be used in beauty shops, barber shops,
cleaning establishments, or self-service laundries with dry cleaning equipment, it is imperative that the water heater or water
heaters be installed so that combustion and ventilation air be
taken from outside these areas. Refer to the “Locating The New
Water Heater” section of this manual and also the current edition
of the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1, also referred to as
NFPA 54 for specifics provided concerning air required.
WARNING
VENT DAMPERS - Any vent damper, whether it is operated thermally or otherwise must be removed if its use inhibits proper
drafting of the water heater.
Thermally Operated Vent Dampers: Gas-fired water heaters having thermal efficiency in excess of 80% may produce a relatively
low flue gas temperature. Such temperatures may not be high
enough to properly open thermally operated vent dampers. This
would cause spillage of flue gases and may cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
Vent dampers must bear evidence of certification as complying
with the current edition of American National Standard ANSI
Z21.68 (ANSI Z21.66 & 67, respectively, cover electrically and
mechanically actuated vent dampers). Before installation of any
vent damper, consult the gas utility for further information.
WARNING
INSULATING JACKETS: When installing an external water heater
insulation jacket on a gas water heater:
a. DO NOT cover the temperature-pressure relief valve.
b. DO NOT put insulation over any part of the top of the gas water
heater.
c. DO NOT put insulation over the gas control valve or gas control
valve/burner cover, or any access areas to the burner.
d. DO NOT let insulation around the gas water heater to get within 8 inches of the floor (air must get to the burner).
e. DO NOT cover or remove operating instructions, and safety
related warning labels and materials affixed to the water heater.
Failure to heed this will result in the possibility of a fire or
explosion.
WARNING
1. The appliance and its individual shutoff valve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any pressure
testing of the gas system at test pressures in excess of 1⁄2 pound
per square inch (3.5kPa).
2. The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any
pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal or less than 1⁄2 pound per square inch (3.5kPa).
WARNING
Flood damage to a water heater may not be readily visible or
immediately detectible. However, over a period of time a flooded water heater will create dangerous conditions which can
cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. Call a qualified service technician or contractor to replace
a flooded water heater. Do not attempt to repair the unit! It must
be replaced!
WARNING
Soot build-up indicates a problem that requires correction before
further use. Turn “off” gas to water heater and leave “off” until
repairs are made, because failure to correct the cause of the sooting can result in a fire or explosion causing death, serious bodily
injury, or property damage.
CAUTION
WATER HEATERS EVENTUALLY LEAK: Installation of the water
heater must be accomplished in such a manner that if the tank or
any connections should leak, the flow of water will not cause
damage to the structure. When such locations cannot be avoided, a suitable drain pan should be installed under the water
heater. Drain pans are available at your local hardware store.
Such a drain pan must be not greater than 11⁄2 inches deep, have
a minimum length and width of at least 2 inches greater than the
water heater dimensions and must be piped to an adequate
drain. The pan must not restrict combustion air flow.
WARNING
The water heater with draft hood installed must be properly vented to a roof jack which terminates outdoors. Never operate the
water heater unless it is vented to the outdoors and has adequate
air supply to avoid risks of improper operation, explosion or
asphyxiation.
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Table of Contents
General Safety................................................................................................................................2,3
Table of Contents .........................................................................................................................4
Introduction .........................................................................................................................................5
Preparing for the New Installation ..................................................................5
Typical Installation .....................................................................................................................6
Locating the New Water Heater.......................................................................7,8
Facts to Consider About Location ..........................................................................................................................7
Installing the New Water Heater ..................................................................8-15
Securing Water Heater to Floor and Wall ..............................................................................................................8
Water Piping .........................................................................................................................................................9
Water Piping Pressure Test...................................................................................................................................9
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve .......................................................................................................................10
Filling the Water Heater.......................................................................................................................................11
Venting...........................................................................................................................................................11,12
Gas Piping...........................................................................................................................................................12
“Fuel” Conversion Instructions From Natural Gas To Propane (L.P.) Gas .........................................................13,14
“Fuel” Conversion Instructions From Propane (L.P.) Gas To Natural Gas ..............................................................14
Installation Checklist ...........................................................................................................................................15
Lighting .................................................................................................................................................16,17
Temperature Regulation ..................................................................................................18
For Your Information ......................................................................................................19,20
Start Up Conditions .............................................................................................................................................19
Draft Hood Operation .......................................................................................................................................19
Condensation ....................................................................................................................................................19
Smoke/Odor ......................................................................................................................................................19
Thermal Expansion ............................................................................................................................................19
Strange Sounds ..................................................................................................................................................19
Operational Conditions ..................................................................................................................................19,20
Smelly Water................................................................................................................................................19,20
“Air” In Hot Water Faucets ................................................................................................................................20
High Temperature Shut Off System ....................................................................................................................20
Not Enough or No Hot Water ............................................................................................................................20
Water Is Too Hot ...............................................................................................................................................20
Periodic Maintenance ....................................................................................................21,22
Venting System Inspection ...................................................................................................................................21
Burner Inspection ................................................................................................................................................21
Burner Cleaning ..................................................................................................................................................21
Housekeeping .....................................................................................................................................................21
Anode Rod Inspection .........................................................................................................................................22
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Operation ......................................................................................................22
Draining ..............................................................................................................................................................22
Drain Valve Washer Replacement .......................................................................................................................22
Service ................................................................................................................................................................22
Leakage Checkpoints............................................................................................................23
Repair Parts .........................................................................................................................................24
4
Introduction
Thank You
for purchasing this water heater.
Properly installed and maintained, it should give you
years of trouble free service.
WARNING
The gas fired water heater is design certified by CSA
INTERNATIONAL under
American
National
Standard/CSA Standard ANS Z21.10.1 • CSA 4.1 (current edition) for Gas Water Heaters for Manufactured
Home Installation.
Instructions to Manufactured Home Manufacturers:
The installation must conform with the Manufactured
Home Construction and Safety Standards Title 24 CFR,
Part 3280.
Instruction for replacement installation:
The installation must conform with the instructions in
this manual; gas company rules; and Local Codes, or in
the absence of Local Codes, with the current edition of
the National Fuel Gas code, ANSI Z223.1, also referred
to as NFPA 54. This publication is available from your
local government or public library or gas company or by
writing NFPA, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
Abbreviations Found In This Instruction Manual
CSA - Canadian Standards Association
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
Preparing for the New Installation
referred to as NFPA 54. This publication is available
from your local government or public library or gas
company or by writing NFPA, Batterymarch Park,
Quincy, MA 02269.
1. Read the “General Safety” section, pages 2 and 3 of
this manual first and then the entire manual carefully. If
you don’t follow the safety rules, the water heater will
not operate properly. It could cause DEATH, SERIOUS
BODILY INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
This manual contains instructions for the installation,
operation, and maintenance of the gas-fired water
heater. It also contains warnings through out the manual that you must read and be aware of. All warnings
and all instructions are essential to the proper operation of the water heater and your safety. Since we cannot put everything on the first few pages, READ THE
ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL
OR OPERATE THE WATER HEATER.
2. The gas fired water heater is design certified by CSA
INTERNATIONAL under American National
Standard/CSA Standard ANS Z21.10.1 • CSA 4.1 (current edition) for Gas Water Heaters for Manufactured
Home Installation.
Instructions to Manufactured Home Manufacturers:
The installation must conform with the Manufactured
Home Construction and Safety Standards Title 24 CFR,
Part 3280.
Instruction for replacement installation:
The installation must conform with the instructions in
this manual; gas company rules; and Local Codes, or
in the absence of Local Codes, with the current edition of the National Fuel Gas code, ANSI Z223.1, also
3. If after reading this manual you have any questions or
do not understand any portion of the instructions, call
the local gas utility and/or plumbing inspector.
4. Carefully plan the place where you are going to put
the water heater. Correct combustion, vent action, and
vent pipe installation are very important in preventing
death from possible carbon monoxide poisoning and
fires.
Examine the location to ensure the water heater complies with the “Locating the New Water Heater” section in this manual.
5. For California installation this water heater must be
braced, anchored, or strapped to avoid falling or moving during an earthquake. See instructions for correct
installation procedures. Instructions may be obtained
from your local dealer, wholesaler, public utilities or
California Office of the State Architect, 400 P Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814.
6. Massachusettes Code requires this water heater to be
installed in accordance with Massachusetts 248-CMR
2.00: State Plumbing Code and 248-CMR 5.00.
7. Complies with SCAQMD rule #1121 and districts
having equivalent NOx requirements.
5
Typical Installation
VENT CAP
ROOF JACK
HOT WATER OUTLET
WARNING
When the system requires water at temperatures higher
than required for other uses, the hot water system may
require a means such as a mixing valve to be installed
to temper the water at certain points of use. Some people are more likely to be permanently injured by hot
water than others; these include the elderly, children,
the infirm, or the physically/mentally handicapped.
Before immersing yourself or anyone else in hot water,
be sure to check the water temperature. WARNING:
HOTTER WATER INCREASES THE RISK OF SCALD
INJURY. (Also see “Temperature Regulation” section)
Mixing valves are available at plumbing supply or hardware stores. Follow manufacturers instructions for
installation of these valves.
12″ MIN.
MOUNTING
BRACKET
TEMPERED
WATER
OUTLET
TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE
RELIEF VALVE
GAS SUPPLY
MIXING
VALVE
COLD WATER
INLET
DOOR
OUTSIDE
WALL OF
MANUFACTURED
HOME
LOUVERED
OPENING
MOUNTING
BRACKET
TO SUITABLE
DRAIN
MOUNTING
BRACKET
6″ MAX.
Figure 1
WARNING
INSTALLATION IN ENCLOSURE OF MANUFACTURED HOME
WITH LOUVERED EXTERIOR DOOR
This water heater shall not be connected to any heating
systems or component(s) previously used with a nonpotable water heating appliance.
If this water heater is also used for space heating applications, all piping and components connected to the water
heater shall be suitable for use with potable water.
VENT CAP
ROOF JACK
HOT WATER OUTLET
12″ MIN.
SOLID
ACCESS
DOOR
MOUNTING
BRACKET
TEMPERED
WATER
OUTLET
TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE
RELIEF VALVE
MIXING
VALVE
WARNING
GAS SUPPLY
Toxic chemicals such as used for treatment of boilers or
non-potable water heating appliances shall never be
introduced into a potable water space heating system.
COLD WATER
INLET
OUTSIDE
WALL OF
MANUFACTURED
HOME
DOOR
DRAIN PAN
MOUNTING
BRACKET
MOUNTING
BRACKET
1″ MIN.
NOTE: To protect against untimely corrosion of hot and
cold water fittings, it is strongly recommended that di-electric unions or couplings be installed on this water heater
when connected to copper pipe.
5″ MIN.
DIAMETER
Figure 2
INSTALLATION IN ENCLOSURE OF MANUFACTURED HOME
WITH SOLID EXTERIOR DOOR
6
Locating the New Water Heater
Facts to Consider About the
Location
CAUTION
WATER HEATERS EVENTUALLY LEAK: Installation of the
water heater must be accomplished in such a manner that
if the tank or any connections should leak, the flow of
water will not cause damage to the structure. When such
locations cannot be avoided, a suitable drain pan should
be installed under the water heater. Drain pans are available at your local hardware store. Such a drain pan must
be not greater than 1 1⁄ 2 inches deep, have a minimum
length and width of at least 2 inches greater than the water
heater dimensions and must be piped to an adequate drain.
The pan must not restrict combustion air flow.
This manufactured home gas-fired water heater is for use
in a manufactured home.You should carefully choose an
indoor location for the new water heater, because the
placement is a very important consideration for the safety
of the occupants in the building and for the most economical use of the appliance. This water heater is for use only
in manufactured homes and is not intended for outdoor
installation.
The installation of this water heater must be within an
enclosure so as to separate the appliance combustion system and venting system from the interior atmosphere of
the manufactured home. There shall not be any door,
removable access panel, or other opening into the enclosure from the inside of the manufactured home.
When a drain pan is required, an exterior door with louvered openings must be used as shown in figure 1, page 6.
Whether replacing an old water heater or putting the water
heater in a new location, the following critical points must
be observed.
NOTE: DOOR MUST BE
ON OUTSIDE WALL OF
MANUFACTURED
HOME.
1″″ MIN.
1″″ MIN.
1″″ MIN.
1. An enclosure with an exterior access door incorporating a single opening positioned a maximum of 6 inches
above the lower edge of the access door and which
may incorporate either 1/4 inch wire mesh or louvers.
When 1/4 inch wire mesh is used, the size of the opening must be a minimum of 20 square inches. When the
louvers are used, the area must be a minimum of 20
square inches. (See figure 1, page 6)
Figure 3
4″″ MIN.
INSTALLATION
CLEARANCES
TOP VIEW
WARNING
INSTALLATIONS IN AREAS WHERE FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS
(VAPORS) ARE LIKELY TO BE PRESENT OR STORED
(GARAGES, STORAGE AND UTILITY AREAS, ETC):
Flammable liquids (such as gasoline, solvents, propane (LP)
or butane, etc.) or other substances (such as adhesives, etc.),
all of which emit flammable vapors, may be improperly
stored or used in such areas. The gas water heater pilot light
or main burner can ignite such vapors. The resulting flashback and fire can cause death or serious burns to anyone in
the area, as well as property damage.
If installation in such areas is your only option, then the
installation must be accomplished in a way that the pilot
flame and main burner flame are elevated from the floor at
least 18 inches. While this may reduce the chances of
flammable vapors from a floor spill being ignited, gasoline
and other flammable substances should never be stored or
used in the same room or area containing a gas water heater
or other open flame or spark producing appliance.
Also, the water heater must be located and/or protected so it
is not subject to physical damage by a moving vehicle.
NOTE: Flammable vapors may be drawn by air currents from
other areas of the structure to the appliance.
2. An optional enclosure incorporating a solid exterior
access door, when a 5 inch or 8 inch diameter, or 20
square inch minimum equivalent free air opening is
located in the floor of the enclosure. The opening must
be covered by a 1/4 inch wire mesh. (See figure 2, page 6)
Install water heater into closet so as to have 1 inch minimum clearance at sides and back. Clearance of 4 inches is
needed to front to accommodate the gas control valve.
(See Figure 3) Be sure to allow adequate clearance for servicing the water heater and for access to the piping and
temperature-pressure relief valve.
The water heater should be secured to the floor and to the
wall of the enclosure with the mounting brackets provided.
For bracket location refer to “Securing Water Heater to
Floor and Wall” in the “Installing the New Water Heater”
section.
When a manufactured home is skirted, an air intake opening with a minimum free area of 32 square inches must be
provided in the skirt. Other gas fired appliances in the
home will require additional free air openings; consult
these manufacturers for correct sizing.
WARNING
Propellants of aerosol sprays and volatile compounds,
(cleaners, chlorine based chemicals, refrigerants, etc.) in
addition to being highly flammable in many cases, will
also change to corrosive hydrochloric acid when exposed
to the combustion products of the water heater. The
results can be hazardous, and also cause product failure.
If the opening is covered by louvers or screen, the total
free area must be 32 square inches.
7
Locating the New Water Heater (cont’d)
Facts to Consider About the
Location (cont’d)
3. The location selection must provide adequate clearances for servicing and proper operation of the water
heater.
WARNING
A gas water heater cannot operate properly without
the correct amount of air for combustion. Do not
install in a confined area such as a closet, unless you
provide air as shown in Figures 1-3. Never obstruct the
flow of ventilation air. If you have any doubts or questions at all, call your gas company. Failure to provide
the proper amount of combustion air can result in a
fire or explosion and can cause DEATH, SERIOUS
BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
WARNING
This water heater must not be installed directly on carpeting. Carpeting must be protected by a metal or
wood panel beneath the appliance extending beyond
the full width and depth of the appliance by at least 3
inches (76.2mm) in any direction, or if the appliance is
installed in an alcove or closet, the entire floor must be
covered by the panel. Failure to heed this warning may
result in a fire hazard.
WARNING
If this water heater will be used in beauty shops, barber shops, cleaning establishments or self-service laundries with dry cleaning equipment, it is imperative that
the water heater or water heaters be installed so that
combustion and ventilation air be taken from outside
these areas. Refer to the “Locating the New Water
Heater section” of this manual and also the current
edition of the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1,
also referred to as NFPA 54 for specifics provided concerning air required.
WARNING
Minimum clearances between the water heater and
combustible and noncombustible construction are 1″″ at
the sides and rear, 4″″ at the front, and 6″″ from the vent
pipe. Clearance from the top of the draft hood is 12″″.
Refer to the label on the water heater located adjacent
to the gas control valve for all clearances.
Installing the New Water Heater
Securing Water Heater to Floor
and Wall
The water heater must be secured to the floor and to the
wall of the enclosure with the three mounting brackets
and screws packaged in the carton with the water
heater. The two small brackets stamped #0110064 are
used to attach the water heater to the floor and the one
large #0110063 bracket is used to secure the top of the
water heater to the wall.
MOUNTING
BRACKETS
Because of installation variances these brackets can be
located at any points around the circumference of the
jacket. When the bracket locations are determined using
the 1/8″ drill bit for a pattern, drill only through the outer
jacket of the water heater. Then using the screws provided, secure the bracket to the water heater, floor and
wall.
MOUNTING
BRACKET
8
Installing the New Water Heater (cont’d)
Water Piping
ELBOW
HOT OUTLET
TO HOUSE
WARNING
HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are
intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a temperature which will satisfy clothes washing, dish washing, and other sanitizing needs can scald and permanently injure you upon contact. Some people are more
likely to be permanently injured by hot water than others. These include the elderly, children, the infirm, or
physically/mentally handicapped. If anyone using hot
water in your home fits into one of these groups or if
there is a local code or state law requiring a certain
temperature water at the hot water tap, then you must
take special precautions. In addition to using the lowest
possible temperature setting that satisfies your hot
water needs, some type of tempering device, such as a
mixing valve, should be used at the hot water taps used
by these people or at the water heater. Mixing valves
are available at plumbing supply or hardware stores.
Follow manufacturers instructions for installation of the
valves. Before changing the factory setting on the thermostat, read the “Temperature Regulation” section.
THREADED TO
SWEAT COUPLING
3/4″″ THREADED
COUPLINGS
TEMPERATUREPRESSURE RELIEF
VALVE
SHUTOFF
VALVE
COLD INLET
WATER LINE
DISCHARGE PIPE
(Do not cap or plug.
Must terminate beneath
manufactured home.)
WATER PIPING PRESSURE TEST
WARNING
This section is only for the manufacturer installing the
water heater when the installation is to comply with
H.U.D. Standards.
When testing the water ways, H.U.D. Standards state:
“Water distribution system. All water piping in the
water distribution system shall be subjected to a pressure test. The test shall be made by subjecting the system to air or water at 100 psi for 15 minutes without
loss of pressure. When air pressure is used, the water
heater shall not be connected during the test.”
This water heater shall not be connected to any heating
systems or component(s) previously used with a nonpotable water heating appliance.
If a water heater is installed in a closed water supply system; such as one having a back-flow preventer, check
valve, water meter with a check valve, etc... in the cold
water supply; means shall be provided to control thermal
expansion. Contact the water supplier or plumbing
inspector on how to control this situation.
WARNING
If the water piping system is to be air pressure tested,
the water heater must be disconnected from the water
piping system. Failure to disconnect the water heater
during air pressure testing of the water piping system
could result IN DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE.
NOTE: To protect against untimely corrosion of hot and
cold water fittings, it is strongly recommended that dielectric unions or couplings be installed on this water
heater when connected to copper pipe.
HOT OUTLET
NOTE: This water heater is super insulated to minimize
heat loss from the tank. Further reduction in heat loss
can be accomplished by insulating the hot water lines
from the water heater.
WHEN AIR TESTING,
REMOVE THE WATER
LINES FROM THE
WATER HEATER
The illustration shows the attachment of the water piping
to the water heater. The water heater is equipped with 3⁄4
inch water connections.
NOTE: If using copper tubing, solder tubing to an
adapter before attaching the adaptor to the cold water
inlet connection. Do not solder the cold water supply
line directly to the cold water inlet. It will harm the dip
tube and damage the tank.
COLD INLET
9
Installing the New Water Heater (cont’d)
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve
WARNING
WARNING
At the time of manufacture this water heater was provided
with a combination temperature-pressure relief valve certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains periodic inspection of production of listed equipment
or materials, as meeting the requirements for Relief Valves
and Automatic Gas Shutoff Devices for Hot Water Supply
Systems, and the current edition of ANSI Z21.22 and the
code requirements of ASME. If replaced, the valve must
meet the requirements of local codes, but not less than a
combination temperature and pressure relief valve certified
as meeting the requirements for Relief Valves and
Automatic Gas Shutoff Devices for Hot Water Supply
Systems, ANSI Z21.22 by a nationally recognized testing
laboratory that maintains periodic inspection of production
of listed equipment or materials.
The valve must be marked with a maximum set pressure not
to exceed the marked hydrostatic working pressure of the
water heater (150 lbs. p.s.i.) and a discharge capacity not
less than the water heater input rate as shown on the model
rating plate. (Electric heaters - watts divided by 1000 x
3412) equal BTU/Hr. rate.
Your local jurisdictional authority, while mandating the use
of a temperature-pressure relief valve complying with ANSI
Z21.22 and ASME, may require a valve model different
from the one furnished with the water heater.
Compliance with such local requirements must be satisfied
by the installer or end user of the water heater with a locally prescribed temperature-pressure relief valve installed in
the designated opening in the water heater in place of the
factory furnished valve.
For safe operation of the water heater, the relief valve must
not be removed from it’s designated opening or plugged.
The temperature-pressure relief valve must be installed
directly into the fitting of the water heater designated for
the relief valve. Position the valve downward and provide
tubing so that any discharge will exit only within 6 inches
above, or at any distance below the structural floor. Be certain that no contact is made with any live electrical part.
The discharge opening must not be blocked or reduced in
size under any circumstances. Excessive length, over 30
feet, or use of more than four elbows can cause restriction
and reduce the discharge capacity of the valve.
No valve or other obstruction is to be placed between the
relief valve and the tank. Do not connect tubing directly to
discharge drain unless a 6″″ air gap is provided. To prevent
bodily injury, hazard to life, or property damage, the relief
valve must be allowed to discharge water in quantities
should circumstances demand. If the discharge pipe is not
connected to a drain or other suitable means, the water
flow may cause property damage.
The discharge pipe:
—Must not be smaller in size than the outlet pipe size
of the valve, or have any reducing couplings or other
restriction.
—Must not be plugged or blocked.
—Must be of material listed for hot water distribution.
—Must be installed so as to allow complete drainage of both
the temperature-pressure relief valve, and the discharge
pipe.
—Must terminate at an adequate drain.
—Must not have any valve between the relief valve and tank.
The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually
operated at least once a year. Caution should be taken to
ensure that (1) no one is in front of or around the outlet of
the temperature-pressure relief valve discharge line, and (2)
the water manually discharged will not cause any bodily
injury or property damage because the water may be
extremely hot.
If after manually operating the valve, it fails to completely
reset and continues to release water, immediately close the
cold water inlet to the water heater, follow the draining
instructions, and replace the temperature-pressure relief
valve with a new one.
HOT
TEMPERATUREPRESSURE
RELIEF VALVE
DISCHARGE PIPE
(Do not cap or plug.
Must terminate
beneath
manufactured home.)
COLD
RELIEF VALVE OPENING
“THIS WATER HEATER IS PROVIDED WITH A COMBINATION TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE. FOR SAFE OPERATION OF THE
WATER HEATER, THE RELIEF VALVE(S) MUST NOT BE REMOVED
FROM ITS DESIGNATED POINT OF INSTALLATION OR PLUGGED.”
YOUR LOCAL JURISDICTIONAL AUTHORITY, WHILE MANDATING THE
USE OF A TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE COMPLYING
WITH ANSI Z21.22 AND ASME, MAY REQUIRE A VALVE MODEL DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE FURNISHED WITH THE WATER HEATER.
COMPLIANCE WITH SUCH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE SATISFIED BY THE INSTALLER OR END USER OF THE WATER HEATER
WITH A LOCALLY PRESCRIBED TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE RELIEF
VALVE INSTALLED IN THE DESIGNATED OPENING IN THE WATER
HEATER.
SEE MANUAL HEADING—“TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE RELIEF
VALVES” FOR INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF RELIEF VALVE,
DISCHARGE LINE AND OTHER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
10
Installing the New Water Heater (cont’d)
Filling the Water Heater
WARNING
CAUTION
To insure proper venting of this gas-fired water heater, the correct vent pipe diameter must be utilized. Any additions or deletions of other gas appliances on a common vent with this water
heater may adversely affect the operation of the water heater.
Consult the local gas utility if any such changes are planned.
Never use this water heater unless it is completely filled
with water. To prevent damage to the tank, the tank must
be filled with water. Water must flow from the hot water
faucet before turning “ON” gas to the water heater.
To fill the water heater with water:
1. Close the water heater drain valve by turning the handle to the right (clockwise). The drain valve is on the
lower front of the water heater.
2. Open the cold water supply valve to the water heater.
NOTE: The cold water supply valve must be left open
when the water heater is in use.
3. To insure complete filling of the tank, allow air to exit
by opening the nearest hot water faucet. Allow water
to run until a constant flow is obtained. This will let air
out of the water heater and the piping.
4. Check all new water piping for leaks. Repair as needed.
The combustion and ventilation air flow must not be obstructed.
WARNING
The water heater with draft hood installed must be connected
to a roof jack which terminates to the outdoors. Never operate
the water heater unless it is vented to the outdoors and has
adequate air supply to avoid risks of improper operation,
explosion or asphyxiation.
WARNING
Venting
Obstructed or deteriorated vent systems may present serious
health risk or asphyxiation.
1. Place the draft hood legs in the receiving holes on the
top of the water heater. The legs will snap in the holes
to give a tight fit.
2. Place the vent pipe over the draft hood. With the vent
pipe in position, drill a small hole through both the
vent pipe and draft hood. Secure them together with a
sheet metal screw.
WARNING
The vent pipe from the water heater must be no less than
the diameter of the draft hood outlet on the water heater.
All vent gases must be completely vented to the outdoors of
the structure (dwelling). Install only the draft hood provided
with the new water heater and no other draft hood.
DRAFT HOOD INSTALLATION
VENT
DRAFT HOOD
SCREW
DRAFT
HOOD
VENT TO
OUTDOORS
The water heater must be connected to a roof jack: The vent
pipe from the water heater to the roof jack must be no less
than the diameter of the draft hood outlet (min. 3 inches) on
the water heater.
DRAFT
HOOD
VENT CAP
ROOF JACK
This water heater may be installed with single wall or Type B
vent pipe connection to the draft hood and the following
U.L. listed roof jacks not furnished.
Van Dyke Ind. No. 987
Vent Line No. 2073
White Metal Products 3RJ
There must be a minimum clearance of 12 inches between
the top of the draft hood and the top of the enclosure.
WARNING
VENT DAMPERS - Any vent damper, whether it is operated thermally or otherwise must be removed if its use inhibits proper
drafting of the water heater.
Thermally Operated Vent Dampers: Gas-fired water heaters having thermal efficiency in excess of 80% may produce a relatively
low flue gas temperature. Such temperatures may not be high
enough to properly open thermally operated vent dampers. This
would cause spillage of flue gases and may cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
Vent dampers must bear evidence of certification as complying
with the current edition of the American National Standard ANSI
Z21.68 (ANSI Z21.66 & 67, respectively, cover electrically and
mechanically actuated vent dampers).
Before installation of any vent damper, consult the local gas utility for further information.
The draft hood and combustion air inlet to the water heater
must be in the same atmospheric pressure zone. Do not separate by a wall, shelf, ceiling, partition, or any other means.
There must be a minimum of 6 inch clearance between single wall vent pipe and any combustible material. Fill and
seal any clearance between single wall vent pipe and combustible material with mortar mix, cement, or other noncombustible substance. For other than single wall, follow vent
pipe manufacturer’s clearance specifications.
WARNING
Failure to have required clearances between vent piping
and combustible material will result in a fire hazard.
11
Installing the New Water Heater (cont’d)
Venting (cont’d)
WARNING
The appliance and its individual shutoff valve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any pressure
testing of that system at test pressures in excess of 1⁄2 pound per
square inch (3.5kPa).
The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any
pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1⁄2 pound per square inch (3.5kPa).
WARNING
Be sure vent pipe is properly connected to prevent escape of
dangerous flue gases which could cause deadly asphyxiation.
WARNING
Chemical vapor corrosion of the flue and vent system may
occur if air for combustion contains certain chemical vapors.
Spray can propellants, cleaning solvents, refrigerator and air
conditioner refrigerants, swimming pool chemicals, calcium
and sodium chloride, waxes, bleach and process chemicals
are typical compounds which are potentially corrosive.
Connecting the gas piping to the gas control valve of the water
heater can be accomplished by either of the two methods shown.
SEDIMENT TRAP
A sediment trap shall be installed as close to the inlet of the water
heater as practical at the time of water heater installation. The
sediment trap shall be either a tee fitting with a capped nipple in
the bottom outlet or other device recognized as an effective sediment trap. If a tee fitting is used, it shall be installed in conformance with one of the methods of installation shown below.
Gas Piping
WARNING
Make sure the gas supplied is the same type listed on the model
rating plate. The inlet gas pressure must not exceed 10.5 in.
water column (2.6kPa) for natural gas or 13 in. water column
(3.2kPa) for propane (L.P.) gas. The minimum inlet gas pressure
listed on the rating plate is for the purpose of input adjustment.
GAS PIPING WITH FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR
GAS SUPPLY PIPING
MANUAL SHUTOFF
VALVE
WARNING
If the gas control valve is subjected to pressures exceeding 1⁄2
pound per square inch (3.5kPa), the damage to the gas control valve could result in a fire or explosion from leaking gas.
GROUND JOINT
UNION (Optional)
FLEXIBLE GAS CONNECTOR
LABELED AS COMPLYING
WITH ANSI STANDARDS
LOOP
GAS CONTROL
VALVE
WARNING
3″ MIN.
If the main gas line shutoff serving all gas appliances is used,
also turn “OFF” the gas at each appliance. Leave all gas appliances shut off until the water heater installation is complete.
DRIP LEG
(Sediment Trap)
CAP
GAS PIPING WITH ALL BLACK IRON PIPE
TO GAS CONTROL
A gas line of sufficient size must be run to the water heater.
Consult the current edition of National Fuel Gas Code ANSI
Z223.1, also referred to as NFPA 54 and the gas company concerning pipe size.
There shall be:
– A readily accessible manual shut off valve in the gas supply
line serving the water heater, and
– A drip leg (sediment trap) ahead of the gas control valve to
help prevent dirt and foreign materials from entering the gas
control valve.
– A flexible gas connector or a ground joint union between the
shutoff valve and control valve to permit servicing of the unit.
Be sure to check all the gas piping for leaks before lighting the
water heater. Use a soapy water solution, not a match or open
flame. Rinse off soapy solution and wipe dry.
GAS SUPPLY PIPING
MANUAL SHUTOFF
VALVE
BLACK PIPE
GROUND JOINT
UNION
3″ MIN.
GAS CONTROL
VALVE
DRIP LEG
(Sediment Trap)
CAP
WARNING
Contaminants in the gas lines may cause improper operation
of the gas control valve that may result in fire or explosion.
Before attaching the gas line be sure that all gas pipe is clean
on the inside. To trap any dirt or foreign material in the gas
supply line, a drip leg (sometimes called a sediment trap)
shall be incorporated in the piping. The drip leg must be
readily accessible. Install in accordance with the “Gas
Piping” section. Refer to the current edition of the National
Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1, also referred to as NFPA 54.
WARNING
Use pipe joint compound or teflon tape marked as being
resistant to the action of petroleum [Propane (L.P.)] gases.
WARNING
The appliance and its gas connection must be leak tested before placing the appliance in operation.
12
Installing the New Water Heater (cont’d)
“Fuel” Conversion Instructions
From Natural Gas To Propane
(L.P.) Gas
Step 10. Turn gas control knob clockwise
to “OFF”
position. Knob cannot be turned from “PILOT” to
“OFF” unless knob is depressed slightly. DO NOT
FORCE.
Step 11. Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas. If you
then smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information on “For Your Safety” label. If you don’t
smell gas, go to the next step.
Step 12. Find pilot-follow metal tube from gas control. The
pilot is located in front of the burner. (See Figure 7,
page 14)
Read and follow detailed conversion instructions below and
also in the instruction manual in their entirety before starting
the conversion.
Conversion kit with necessary parts are in a bag attached to
the drain valve.
Step 1. Turn gas control knob “A” to “PILOT”. Depress and
turn “OFF”. (See Figure 4, page 14).
Step 2. Remove outer and inner access doors from water
heater.
Step 3. Remove burner assembly from water heater and control by loosening 3⁄4″ nut “H” holding burner assembly to control. (See Figure 5, page 14). Loosen pilot
tube nut “J” and thermocouple nut “K” at control.
Step 4. Remove screws “D” disengaging manifold from
burner. (See Figure 6, page 14)
Step 5. Remove orifice “E” (See Figure 6, page 14) using 3⁄8″
wrench. Install orifice marked “L.P.” found in the
bag into manifold. Tighten securely. Secure burner
to manifold with screws “D”.
Step 6. Loosen pilot tube nut “F” (See Figure 7, page 14).
Remove orifice “G” and replace with red colored
orifice found in bag. Reinstall nut “F” and tighten
securely.
Step 7. Make sure all connections are tightened securely,
and reinstall burner assembly into water heater. Position end of the manifold inside bracket as shown in
Figure 6 on page 14. Reinstall manifold into control
and tighten 3⁄4 inch nut (“H”) securely. Recheck to see
that end of manifold is still inside bracket as shown
in Figure 6 on page 14. Reinstall pilot tubing and
thermocouple into control. (See Figure 5, page 14)
Step 8. Place screwdriver in slot “B”. (See Figure 4, page
14). Depress and turn counter-clockwise (
) to
stop. Control screw must be in “IN” position for
propane (L.P.) gas and in “OUT” position for natural
gas. STOP! Read label “For Your Safety” located on
your water heater.
Step 9. Set the thermostat to lowest setting by turning the
water temperature dial clockwise, (
) to its
lowest temperature setting (with arrow on dial) as
shown.
PILOT BURNER
THERMOCOUPLE
Step 13. If you don’t smell gas, turn knob on gas control
counter-clockwise
to “PILOT” position.
Step 14. Push in control knob all the way and hold down.
Immediately light the pilot with a match. Continue
to hold control knob in for about one (1) minute
after the pilot is lit. Release knob and it will pop
back up. Pilot should remain lit. If it goes out, repeat steps 9 through 12.
• If knob does not pop up when released, stop
and immediately call the local gas supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries,
depress and turn the gas control knob clockwise
to “OFF” and call the gas supplier.
Step 15. Check for gas leaks with only pilot flame burning
using a soapy water solution, not a match or open
flame. Check for gas leaks at fittings “F”and “G”
(See Figure 7, page 14) and at fitting “J” (See Figure
5, page 14).
Step 16. Make sure temperature adjustment dial is turned
clockwise (
) in its lowest position (See
Figure 4, page 14).
Step 17. Replace inner and outer doors.
Step 18. At arms length away turn gas control knob to the
full “ON” position. WARNING: Do not use gas
control knob to regulate gas flow. Turn temperature adjustment dial counter-clockwise (
)
until gas flows to main burner and ignites.
Step 19. With a soapy water solution, not a match or open
flame, check for gas leaks at gas connection “H”.
(See Figure 5, page 14). If gas leak occurs, turn off
immediately by shutting off gas cock at inlet to
control,or by turning gas control knob
to
“PILOT” pushing down and turning to “OFF”. Repair gas leak as necessary, and repeat steps 9
through 19.
Step 20. At arm’s length away, set the thermostat to desired
setting. The mark (▼) HOT indicative of approx.
120°F is preferred starting point. Some local laws
may require a lower starting point. If hotter water
is desired see the “Temperature Regulation” section in this manual.
13
Installing the New Water Heater (cont’d)
“Fuel” Conversion Instructions
From Natural Gas To Propane
(L.P.) Gas (cont’d)
Step 21. Replace the outer door if not replaced in step 17.
WARNING
Hotter water increases the risk of scald injury. Before
changing temperature setting see the “Temperature
Regulation” section in this manual.
NUT “H”
Step 22. Remove adhesive label found in conversion kit
and place next to rating plate. Mark label indicating for which type gas the water heater is
now equipped.
“Fuel” Conversion Instructions
From Propane (L.P.) Gas To
Natural Gas
NUT “K”
NUT “J”
THERMOCOUPLE
PILOT TUBING
Figure 5
MANIFOLD
BURNER
To convert from Propane (L.P.) gas to Natural gas, follow
the “Fuel” Conversion Instructions From Natural Gas to
Propane (L.P.) Gas” section except in Step 5, use orifice
“E”, marked “NAT.”. In Step 6 use pilot orifice “G”, brass
color and in Step 8 turn control screw “B” in Figure 4
clockwise (
) to stop. Screw must be in “OUT” position for Natural gas.
See “Instruction Label” for orifice sizes.
Maximum Supply Pressure:
10.5″ W.C. For Nat. Gas.
13″ W.C. for Propane (L.P.) Gas
Minimum Supply Pressure
5″ W.C. for Nat. Gas.
11″ W.C. For Propane (L.P.) Gas
MANIFOLD
“E”
BRACKET
Figure 6
“D”
“A” GAS CONTROL
KNOB
INLET
GAS
LINE
“G”
“F”
TEMPERATURE
ADJ. DIAL
PLASTIC CAP
Figure 7
“B”
Figure 4
OUT FOR NATURAL
IN FOR PROPANE (L.P.)
14
PILOT TUBING
Installing the New Water Heater (cont’d)
Installation Checklist
BEFORE LIGHTING THE PILOT:
1. Check the gas lines for leaks.
a. Use a soapy water solution. DO NOT test for
gas leaks using a match or open flame.
b. Brush the soapy water solution on all gas pipes,
joints and fittings.
c. Check for bubbling soap. This means you have
a leak. Turn “OFF” gas and make the necessary
repairs.
d. Recheck for leaks.
e. Rinse off soapy solution and wipe dry.
2. Is the new temperature-pressure relief valve properly installed and piped to an adequate drain? See
“Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve” section.
3. Are the cold and hot water lines connected to the
water heater correctly? See “Water Piping” instructions in the “Installing the New Water Heater”
section.
4. Is the water heater completely filled with water?
See “Filling the Water Heater” instructions in the
“Installing the New Water Heater” section.
5. Will a water leak damage anything? See the
“Locating the New Water Heater” section.
6 . Is there proper clearance between the water
heater and anything that might catch fire? See the
“Locating the New Water Heater” section.
7. Do you have adequate ventilation so that the
water heater will operate properly? See the
“Locating the New Water Heater” section.
8 . Is the draft hood vent piping properly secured?
See “Venting” instructions in the “Installing the
New Water Heater” section.
9. Is there proper clearance between the vent pipe
and anything that might catch on fire? See
“Venting” instructions in the “Installing the New
Water Heater” section.
10. Is the vent pipe properly sloped and does the vent
terminate outdoors? See “Venting” instructions in
the “Installing the New Water Heater” section.
11. Do you need to call your gas company to check
the gas pipe and its hookup?
VENT PIPE TO UL
LISTED ROOF JACK
HOT
TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE
RELIEF VALVE
GAS SUPPLY
MODEL RATING PLATE
SUITABLE FOR WATER (POTABLE)
HEATING ONLY
SHUTOFF VALVE
COLD
TEE
DRIP LEG
(Sediment trap)
AUTOMATIC STORAGE WATER HEATER FOR
INSTALLATION IN A MANUFACTURED HOME
SHUTOFF
VALVE
*
ORIFICE SIZE: #40 FOR NAT. / #52 FOR LP
IF CONVERTED - PROPANE RATE: 30,000 BTU
DRAIN VALVE
PIPE CAP
DISCHARGE PIPE
(Do not cap or plug.
Must terminate beneath
manufactured home.)
15
* For 30 and 40 Gal. heater as shown
For 50 Gal. heater:
ORIFICE SIZE: #35 FOR NAT. / #51 FOR LP
IF CONVERTED - PROPANE RATE: 38,000 BTU
Lighting
WARNING
BEFORE LIGHTING [PROPANE (L.P.) GAS WATER
HEATERS]: Propane (L.P.) gas is heavier than air.
Should there be a leak in the system, the gas will settle
near the ground. Basements, crawl spaces, skirted
areas under manufactured homes (even when
ventilated), closets and areas below ground level will
serve as pockets for the accumulation of this gas.
Before attempting to light or relight the water heater’s
pilot or turning on a nearby electrical light switch, be
absolutely sure there is no accumulated gas in the area.
Search for odor of gas by sniffing at ground level in the
vicinity of the appliance. If odor is detected, follow the
steps indicated at “For Your Safety” on the cover page
of this manual, then leave the premises.
Figure 8
Lighting and operating instructions are located on front of
the water heater, above or to one side of the gas control
valve.
WARNING
AN ODORANT IS ADDED TO THE GAS USED
BY THIS WATER HEATER.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1. Do not try to light any appliance.
2. Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
3. Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
4. If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
Figure 9
WARNING
DO NOT force the gas control knob. Use only your
hand to push it down to light the pilot, or to turn it to
“ON”, “OFF” or “PILOT”. Never use a tool such as a
lever, wrench or pliers. Do not hit or damage the knob.
A damaged knob may result in an explosion and serious injury. If you have problem turning the knob, call
the gas supplier immediately.
Figure 10
CHECK FOR LEAKS
Be sure to check all your gas pipes for leaks before lighting your water heater. Use a soapy water solution, not a
match or open flame. Check the factory gas fittings after
pilot is lit and gas control knob is still in “PILOT” position. Then, check the fittings when the main burner is
turned “ON”. Use a soapy water solution for this, too.
INNER
DOOR
OUTER
DOOR
Figure 11
16
Lighting (cont’d)
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING
If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion
may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because
some gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electric switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don’t try to repair it, call a qualified service technician. Force or attempted repair may result
in a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under
water. Immediately call a qualified service technician
to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the
control system and any gas control which has been
under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information above on this label.
2. Remove outer door.
3. Set the thermostat to lowest setting
by turning the water temperature dial
clockwise, (
) to its lowest temperature setting (with arrow on dial) as
shown.
9. Push in control knob all the way and hold down.
Immediately light the pilot with a match. Continue to
hold control knob in for about one (1) minute after
the pilot is lit. Release knob and it will pop back up.
Pilot should remain lit. If it goes out, repeat steps 4
through 9.
• If knob does not pop up when released, stop and
immediately call your service technician or gas
supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries,
depress and turn the gas control knob clockwise
to “OFF” and call your service technician
or gas supplier. (Figure 8)
10. Replace (or close) inner door. Replace outer door if
door does not cover gas control on/off knob or temperature adjustment knob. (Figure 11)
11. At arms length away, turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to the full “ON” position. Warning
4. Turn gas control knob clockwise
to “OFF” position. Knob cannot be turned from “PILOT” to “OFF”
unless knob is depressed slightly. DO NOT FORCE.
(Figure 8)
5. Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas. If you then
smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information
above on this label. If you don’t smell gas, go to the
next step.
6. Remove (or open) inner door located below the gas
control unit. (Figure 11)
7. Find pilot-follow metal tube from gas control. The pilot
is located in front of the burner.
THERMOCOUPLE
do not use gas control knob to regulate gas
flow. (Figure 10)
12. At arms length away, set the thermostat to desired
setting. The mark ( ▼ ) HOT indicative of approximate
120°F is preferred starting point. Some local laws
may require a lower starting point. If hotter water is
desired, see instruction manual and “warning” below.
13. Replace the outer door if not replaced in step 10.
PILOT BURNER
8. If you don’t smell gas, turn knob on gas control counter
clockwise
to “PILOT” position. (Figure 9)
WARNING
Hotter water increases the risk of scald injury. Before changing temperature setting see instruction manual.
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
2. Turn gas control knob clockwise
to “OFF” position. Knob cannot be turned from “PILOT” to “OFF”
unless knob is depressed slightly. DO NOT FORCE.
(Figure 8)
3. Replace outer door (if removed).
1. Set the thermostat to lowest setting by turning the
water temperature dial clockwise (
) to its lowest
temperature setting (with arrow on dial) as shown.
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Temperature Regulation
Due to the nature of the typical gas water heater, the
water temperature in certain situations may vary up to
30°F higher or lower at the point of use such as bathtubs,
showers, sink, etc.
Turn the water temperature dial clockwise (
decrease the temperature, or counterclockwise (
increase the temperature.
) to
) to
This means that when the temperature adjustment dial is
set at the mark approximating 120°F, the actual water
temperature at any hot water tap could be as high as
150°F or as low as 90°F.
Any water heater’s intended purpose is to heat water. Hot
water is needed for cleansing, cleaning, and sanitizing
(bodies, dishes, clothing). Hot water will present a scald
hazard. Depending on the time element, and the people
involved (normal adults, children, toddlers, elderly,
infirm, etc.) scalding may occur at different temperatures.
WARNING
HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are
intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a
temperature which will satisfy clothes washing, dish
washing, and other sanitizing needs can scald and
permanently injure you upon contact. Some people are
more likely to be permanently injured by hot water
than others. These include the elderly, children, the
infirm, or physically/mentally handicapped. If anyone
using hot water in your home fits into one of these
groups or if there is a local code or state law requiring
a certain temperature water at the hot water tap, then
you must take special precautions. In addition to using
the lowest possible temperature setting that satisfies
your hot water needs, some type of tempering device,
such as a mixing valve, should be used at the hot water
taps used by these people or at the water heater.
Temperature Setting
VERY HOT = approx. 160°F
C = approx. 150°F
B = approx. 140°F
A = approx. 130°F
▼ HOT = approx. 120°F
Time to Produce 2nd &
3rd Degree Burns on
Adult Skin
About 1/2 second
About 1-1/2 seconds
Less than 5 seconds
About 30 seconds
More than 5 minutes
NOTE: Water temperature range of 120°–140°F (49°–60°C)
recommended by most dishwasher manufacturers.
WARNING
WARNING
Never allow small children to use a hot water tap, or to
draw their own bath water. Never leave a child or handicapped person unattended in a bathtub or shower.
Should overheating occur or the gas supply fail to shut
off, turn “OFF” the manual gas control valve to the
appliance.
The thermostat of this water heater has been factory set at
its lowest position, to reduce the risk of scald injury. It is
adjustable and must be reset to the desired temperature
setting. The mark ( ▼ ) HOT indicative of approximately
120°F is preferred starting point. Some states have a
requirement for a lower setting. If you need hotter water,
follow directions for temperature adjustment, but beware
of the warnings in this section.
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For Your Information
Start Up Conditions
DRAFT HOOD OPERATION
valves, check valves, back flow preventers, etc...to control
these types of problems. When these devices are not equipped
with an internal by-pass, and no other measures are taken, the
devices cause the water system to be closed. As water is heated, it expands (thermal expansion) and closed systems do not
allow for the expansion of heated water.
Check draft hood operation by performing a worst case
depressurization of the building. With all doors and windows
closed, and with all air handling equipment and exhaust fans
operating, such furnaces, clothes dryers, range hoods and
bathroom fans, a match flame should still be drawn into the
draft hood of the water heater with its burner firing. If the
flame is not drawn toward the draft hood, shut off the water
heater and make necessary air supply changes to correct.
The water within the water heater tank expands as it is heated
and increases the pressure of the water system. If the relieving
point of the water heater’s temperature-pressure relief valve is
reached, the valve will relieve the excess pressure. The temperature-pressure relief valve is not intended for the constant
relief of thermal expansion. This is an unacceptable condition
and must be corrected.
CONDENSATION
Whenever the water heater is filled with cold water, a certain
amount of condensation will form while the burner is on. A
water heater may appear to be leaking when in fact the water
is condensation. This usually happens when:
a. When a new water heater is filled with cold water for the
first time.
b. When gas burns and water vapor is produced in water
heaters, particularly high efficiency models where flue
temperatures are lower.
c. When you use large amounts of hot water in a short time
and the refill water is very cold.
It is recommended that any devices installed which could create a closed system have a by-pass and/or the system have an
expansion tank to relieve the pressure built by thermal expansion in the water system. Expansion tanks are available for
ordering through a local plumbing contractor. Contact the
local water supplier and/or plumbing inspector for assistance
in controlling these situations.
Moisture from the products of combustion condense on the
cooler tank surfaces and form drops of water which may fall
onto the burner or other hot surfaces to produce a “sizzling”
or “frying” noise.
STRANGE SOUNDS
Possible noises due to expansion and contraction of some
metal parts during periods of heat-up and cool-down do not
represent harmful or dangerous conditions.
Excessive condensation can cause pilot outage due to water
running down the flue tube onto the main burner and putting
out the pilot.
Condensation causes sizzling and popping with the burner
area during heating and cooling periods and should be considered normal. See “Condensation” in this section.
Because of the suddenness and amount of water, condensation water may be diagnosed as a “tank leak”. After the water
in the tank warms up (about 1-2 hours), the condition should
disappear.
Do not assume the water heater is leaking until there has been
enough time for the water in the tank to warm up.
Operational Conditions
An undersized water heater will cause more condensation.
The water heater must be sized properly to meet the family’s
demands for hot water including dishwashers, washing
machines and shower heads.
SMELLY WATER
In each water heater there is installed at least on anode rod
(see parts section) for corrosion protection of the tank. Certain
water conditions will cause a reaction between this rod and
the water. The most common complaint associated with the
anode rod is one of a “rotten egg smell”. This odor is derived
from hydrogen sulfide gas dissolved in the water. The smell is
the result of four factors which must all be present for the odor
to develop:
a. a concentration of sulfate in the supply water.
b. little or no dissolved oxygen in the water.
c. a sulfate reducing bacteria within the water heater. (This
harmless bacteria is non-toxic to humans.)
d. an excess of active hydrogen in the tank. This is caused
by the corrosion protective action of the anode.
Excessive condensation may be noticed during the winter and
early spring months when incoming water temperatures are at
their lowest.
Good venting is essential for a gas fired water heater to operate properly as well as to carry away products of combustion
and water vapor.
SMOKE/ODOR
It is not uncommon to experience a small amount of smoke
and odor during the initial start-up. This is due to burning off
of oil from metal parts, and will disappear in a short while.
Smelly water may be eliminated or reduced in some water
heater models by replacing the anode(s) with one of less active
material, and then chlorinating the water heater tank and all
hot water lines. Contact the local water heater supplier for further information concerning an Anode Replacement Kit
#9000029 and this Chlorination Treatment.
THERMAL EXPANSION
Water supply systems may, because of such events as high line
pressure, frequent cut-offs, the effects of water hammer among
others, have installed devices such as pressure reducing
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For Your Information (cont’d)
SMELLY WATER (cont’d)
NOT ENOUGH OR NO HOT WATER
If the smelly water persists after the anode replacement
and chlorination treatment, we can only suggest that continuous chlorination and filtering conditioning equipment
be considered to eliminate the water problem.
1. Check the manual gas shut off valve to be sure it is
open.
2. Check the pilot flame. It may have gone out. All models have an opening behind the outer door for viewing
the pilot.
Do not remove the anode leaving the tank unprotected.
By doing so, all warranty on the water heater tank is
voided.
3. If the pilot is not lit, follow the “Lighting” instructions
in this manual or located above the gas control valve
on the water heater to relight the pilot. If the water was
extremely hot and is now cold, the high limit safety
temperature shut off may have put out the burner and
pilot. If the high temperature shut off activates, the gas
control valve must be replaced.
“AIR” IN HOT WATER FAUCETS
WARNING
4. The gas control knob must be turned to the “ON”
position.
HYDROGEN GAS: Hydrogen gas can be produced in a
hot water system that has not been used for a long period of time (generally two weeks or more). Hydrogen gas
is extremely flammable and explosive. To prevent the
possibility of injury under these conditions, we recommend the hot water faucet be opened for several minutes at the kitchen sink before any electrical appliances
which are connected to the hot water system are used
(such as a dishwasher or washing machine). If hydrogen
gas is present, there will probably be an unusual sound
similar to air escaping through the pipe as the hot water
faucet is opened. There must be no smoking or open
flame near the faucet at the time it is open.
5. The temperature adjustment dial may be set too low.
See the “Temperature Regulation” section.
6. The gas company can check the gas input to see if it is
correct. An underfired water heater will not heat water
as quickly.
7. Look for leaking or open hot water faucets. Make sure
all are closed.
8. The cold water inlet temperature may be colder during
the winter months. It will take longer to heat the water
and seem like less hot water.
9. If you cannot find what is wrong, call the local gas
utility and/or plumbing contractor.
HIGH TEMPERATURE SHUT OFF SYSTEM
This water heater is equipped with an automatic gas shut
off system. The high temperature shut off is built into the
gas control valve. This system shuts off the gas supply to
the water heater burners when high water temperatures
are present. It is non-resettable. If the high temperature
shut off activates, the gas control valve must be replaced.
If this were to occur, turn “OFF” the entire gas supply to
the water heater. Contact the local gas utility.
WATER IS TOO HOT
1. The temperature adjustment dial may be set too high.
See the “Temperature Adjustment” section.
NOTE: A period of time is necessary after an adjustment has been made for the water temperature to
reach the new temperature setting.
2. If lower temperature settings will not lower the water
temperature, call the local gas utility.
WARNING
Should overheating occur or the gas supply fail to shut
off, turn “OFF” the manual gas control valve to the
appliance.
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Periodic Maintenance
Venting System Inspection
At least once a year a visual inspection should be made of
the venting system. You should look for:
1. Obstructions which could cause improper venting. The
combustion and ventilation air flow must not be
obstructed.
2. Damage or deterioration which could cause improper
venting or leakage of combustion products.
3. Rusted flakes around top of water heater.
WARNING
WARNING
Soot build-up indicates a problem that requires correction before further use. Turn “off” gas to water heater
and leave “off” until repairs are made, because failure
to correct the cause of the sooting can result in a fire
causing DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Be sure the vent piping is properly connected to prevent escape of dangerous flue gasses which could
cause deadly asphyxiation.
WARNING
Obstructions and deteriorated vent systems may present serious health risk or asphyxiation.
Burner Cleaning
WARNING
In the event your burner needs cleaning, use the following instructions:
If inspection of the burner shows that cleaning is required,
turn the gas control knob clockwise (
) to the “OFF”
position, depressing slightly.
NOTE: The knob cannot be turned from “PILOT” to
“OFF” unless knob is depressed slightly. DO NOT
FORCE.
Loose deposits on or around the burner can be removed
by carefully using the hose of a vacuum cleaner inserted
through the access door of the water heater. If the burner
needs to be removed for additional cleaning, call the local
gas utility to remove and clean the burner and correct the
problem that required the burner to be cleaned.
Chemical vapor corrosion of the flue and vent system
may occur if air for combustion contains certain chemical vapors. Spray can propellants, cleaning solvents,
refrigerator and air conditioner refrigerants, swimming
pool chemicals, calcium and sodium chloride, waxes,
bleach and process chemicals are typical compounds
which are potentially corrosive.
WARNING
If after inspection of the vent system you found sooting
or deterioration, something is wrong. Call the local gas
utility to correct the problem and clean or replace the
flue and venting before resuming operation of the
water heater.
Housekeeping
Burner Inspection
Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, and
lint on a regular basis.
WARNING
Flood damage to a water heater may not be readily visible
or immediately detectible. However, over a period of time
a flooded water heater will create dangerous conditions
which can cause DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE. Contact a qualified service technician or contractor to replace a flooded water heater. Do
not attempt to repair the unit! It must be replaced!
WARNING
INSTALLED IN SUITABLE AREA: To insure sufficient
ventilation and combustion air supply, proper clearances from the water heater must be maintained.
See “Locating the New Water Heater” section.
Combustible materials such as clothing, cleaning materials, or flammable liquids, etc. must not be placed
against or adjacent to the water heater which can
cause a fire.
At least once a year a visual inspection should be made of
the main burner and pilot burner. The drawing is for your
reference.
You should check for sooting which is not normal and
will impair proper combustion.
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Periodic Maintenance (cont’d)
Anode Rod Inspection
Draining
The anode rod is used to protect the tank from corrosion.
Most hot water tanks are equipped with an anode rod. The
submerged rod sacrifices itself to protect the tank. Instead of
corroding the tank, water ions attack and eat away the anode
rod. This does not affect the water’s taste or color. The rod
must be maintained to keep the tank in operating condition.
The water heater should be drained if being shut down
during freezing temperatures. Also periodic draining and
cleaning of sediment from the tank may be necessary.
1. Turn the gas control knob to the “OFF” position.
2. CLOSE the cold water inlet valve to the water heater.
3. OPEN a nearby hot water faucet and leave open to
allow for draining.
4. Connect a hose to the drain valve and terminate to an
adequate drain.
5. OPEN the water heater drain valve to allow for tank
draining.
NOTE: If the water heater is going to be shut down
and drained for an extended period, the drain valve
should be left open with hose connected allowing
water to terminate to an adequate drain.
6. Close the drain valve.
7. Follow instructions in the “Filling The Water Heater”
section.
8. Follow the lighting instructions in the “Lighting” section to restart the water heater.
Anode deterioration depends on water conductivity, not necessarily water condition. A corroded or pitted anode rod indicates high water conductivity and should be checked and/or
replaced more often than an anode rod that appears to be
intact. Replacement of a depleted anode rod can extend the
life of your water heater. Inspection should be conducted by
a qualified technician, and at a minimum should be checked
annually after the warranty period.
Temperature-Pressure Relief
Valve Operation
The temperature-pressure relief valve must be manually
operated at least once a year.
Drain Valve Washer
Replacement
TEMPERATURE-PRESSURE
RELIEF VALVE
NOTE: For replacement, use a 17⁄32″ x 13⁄64″ x 1⁄8″ thick washer available at your nearest hardware store.
1. Turn “OFF” gas supply to water heater.
2. Follow “Draining” instructions.
3. Turning counter clockwise, remove the hex cap below
the screw handle.
4. Remove the washer and put the new one in place.
5. Screw the handle and cap assembly back into the
drain valve and retighten using a wrench. DO NOT
OVER TIGHTEN.
6. Follow instructions in the “Filling The Water Heater”
section.
7. Check for leaks.
8. Follow the lighting instructions in the “Lighting” section to restart the water heater.
DISCHARGE PIPE
WARNING
When checking the temperature-pressure relief valve operation, make sure that (1) no one is in front of or around the
outlet of the temperature-pressure relief valve discharge
line, and (2) that the water manually discharged will not
cause any property damage because the water may be
extremely hot.
If after manually operating the valve, it fails to completely
reset and continues to release water, immediately close the
cold water inlet to the water heater, follow the draining
instructions, and replace the temperature-pressure relief
valve with a new one.
HANDLE AND
CAP ASSEMBLY
WASHER
Failure to install and maintain a new properly listed temperature-pressure relief valve will release the manufacturer from
any claim which might result from excessive temperature or
pressure.
Service
WARNING
If the temperature-pressure relief valve on the appliance
weeps or discharges periodically, this may be due to thermal expansion. Your water heater may have a check valve
installed in the water line or a water meter with a check
valve. Consult the water supplier and/or plumbing inspector for further information. Do not plug the temperaturepressure relief valve.
If a condition persists or you are uncertain about the operation of the water heater, let a qualified person check it
out. Call the local utility and/or plumbing inspector.
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Leakage Checkpoints
Use this guide to check a “Leaking” water heater. Many
suspected “Leakers” are not leaking tanks. Often the
source of the water can be found and corrected.
CAUTION
Read this manual first. Then before checking the water
heater make sure the gas supply has been turned “OFF”,
and never turn the gas “ON” before the tank is completely
full of water.
If you are not thoroughly familiar with gas codes your
water heater, and safety practices, contact the gas utility
to check the water heater.
CAUTION
Never use this water heater unless it is completely filled
with water. To prevent damage to the tank, the tank must
be filled with water. Water must flow from the hot water
faucet before turning “ON” gas to the water heater.
A Water at the draft hood is water vapor which has
condensed out of the combustion products. This is
caused by a problem in the vent. Contact the local
gas utility.
B *Condensation may be seen on pipes in humid
weather or pipe connections may be leaking.
C *The primary anode rod fitting may be leaking.
amounts of water from temperature-pressure
D Small
relief valve may be due to thermal expansion or high
water pressure in your area.
E *The temperature-pressure relief valve may be leaking at the tank fitting.
F
Water from a drain valve may be due to the valve
opened slightly.
G *The drain valve may be leaking at the tank fitting.
H Combustion products contain water vapor which can
condense on the cooler surfaces of the tank. Droplets
form and drip into the fire or run on the floor. This is
common at the time of startup after installation and
when incoming water is cold.
I
Water in the water heater bottom or on the floor may
be from condensation, loose connections, or the
relief valve. DO NOT replace the water heater until
a full inspection of all possible water sources is made
and necessary corrective steps taken.
Leakage from other appliances, water lines, or
ground seepage should also be checked.
* To check where threaded portion enters tank, insert cotton swab between jacket opening and fitting. If cotton is wet, follow
“Draining” instructions and then remove fitting. Put pipe dope or teflon tape on the threads and replace. Then follow instructions in the “Filling the Water Heater” section.
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Repair Parts
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6
7
8
9
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
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#
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PART DESCRIPTION
Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve
Primary Anode Rod
Drain Valve*
Drain Valve Washer (17⁄32″ x 13⁄64″ x 1⁄8″ thick)*
Thermocouple Clip
Pilot (Natural)
Pilot [Propane (L.P.)]
Thermocouple*
Pilot Tubing w/Fittings
Burner Orifice (Natural)
Burner Orifice [Propane (L.P.)]
Manifold
Burner
Outer Door
Inner Door
Gas Control Valve
Temperature Adjustment Knob*
Flue Baffle
Draft Hood
Mounting Brackets
Manual
Mag-Erad
18
2
16
1
14
4
18
3
15
11
9
13
10
12
8
6
7
* These parts are available at most hardware stores.
# Not Illustrated
Now that you have purchased this Water Heater, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply contact the company it was purchased from or direct from the manufacturer listed on the model rating plate on the water heater.
Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit.
Selling prices will be furnished on request or parts will be shipped at prevailing price and you will be billed accordingly.
The model number of your Gas Water Heater will be found on the model rating plate located above the gas control valve.
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
MODEL NUMBER
(TYPE GAS) NATURAL OR PROPANE (L.P.)
SERIAL NUMBER
PART DESCRIPTION
THIS IS A REPAIR PARTS LIST, NOT A PACKING LIST.
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