New propane water heater installed by home owner was working fine for a couple of days. Then the pilot igniting the burner doesn't light smoothly anymore, it poofs on kinda loud. Makes me a little nervous.
Its new from Home Depot. Its a RHEEM Performance Platinum 40 Gal. It has a red dial that has setting Off, Pilot, Low, Med, Hot, A,B,C. It has a push button Igniter and a flashing light that flashes blue if everything ok or red if theres a problem. Its flashing Blue.
Its located by Inside the house by Front door inside a closet. There is a vent window on the floor and one on the ceiling, Vent pipe on top of water heater to attic I assume and a pressure release valve. NO propane leaks
used soapy water to test connections and no water leaks.
The details: I have used BBQ propane tanks to feed the water heater it last half a month. So every two week or so it goes empty and I change it out with new tank. Relight pilot. The two tanks are about 26 dollars a month.
Why are you thinking I doing this way you ask? In short I bought the house as fore closer
Propane was running good for about 3 months. One day the propane tank to house was all taken apart stripped off and tank was capped with a lock of some sort. The propane company responsible for the tank wanted hundreds of dollars to set up and fill tank. I was willing to fill tank when it was empty. They said it would be about 600 to 800 dollars from start to finish to set up. I said no thank you get off the property. 3 Years later they removed their tank. They said they forgot they had a tank here. Who financially lost on that deal.
My name is***** County California