Gas Water Heaters


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Gas Water Heaters
10106041031700 Gas Water HeatersGas water heaters are similar to electric water heaters, with the exception of how the water is heated. They use liquefied petroleum gas (LP or LPG) or natural gas to heat the water. The tank is constructed in such a way that it allows for a vent (chimney) up the middle of the tank, along with a gas burner on the bottom of the tank to heat the water (Figure 17-1). The thermostat that controls the water temperature and gas flow is mounted on the outside of the tank, with the temperature probes inserted into the tank to sense the water temperature. A temperature and pres…
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Eric Kleinert: Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, Third Edition. Gas Water Heaters, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export