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  1. #1
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    Aug 2000
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    Sandusky Ohio
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    6 month old tank

    6 months old, could not unscrew fitting due to corrosion. Cut the pipes and they 'POPPED" out of position LOL

    Had to take the power vent off and use a 24" pipe wrench! Replaced the unions, cleaned off corrosion, added a drip leg and got the system going. All because the homeowner couldn't wait till the next morning for us to do it right the first time.

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  2. #2
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    May 2012
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO
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    235
    6 months old! Wow. Installer couldn't even replace those old gate valves? Thats just lazy

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Sandusky Ohio
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    They called the builder who sent out their licensed plumber. <G>

    Yes, I changed out the valves and put some nice full port ball valves in. When rotating the picture to post here I lost the good view of all the corrosion on top of the tank,

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Cleveland
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    I hate using those dielectrics. I stick to 3/4 female adapters and they never leak.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Oh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hvac216 View Post
    I hate using those dielectrics. I stick to 3/4 female adapters and they never leak.
    dang straight.

    Dielectrics are junk.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Cleveland
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    605
    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    dang straight.

    Dielectrics are junk.
    Yep either over or under tightened

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