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Propane "instant on" water heater acting strange. Doesn't click, then when it does it overheats to 170 and turns off. Plumbing question.
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Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 3 years ago
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
GA10LPDP http://www.walmart.com/ip/Marey-3.1-GPM-Tankless-Hot-Water-Heater-Propane-Gas-Digital-Display-GA10LPDP/40276033It's on catchment water, not city. The pump is remote, around 100 ft away. City power.PSI is 28, varies a bit. Up to 40 when it's on.Unit has trouble starting, then overheats until it turns off.
Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 3 years ago
I'm not familiar with this unit. I'm going to open this backup to my colleagues so one of them can help. Please don't respond (even to acknowledge this post)until you get a response from us. If you respond first it will only delay your answer
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