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My Family Avoided Needing A fresh Water Heater Installation On the Holidays

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Not long ago, the pilot light went out on my mom's hot water heater. I was taking a shower, and that i noticed the water wasn't scorching. My mom told me there wasn't hot water for dishes either, that is certainly when we noticed the pilot light was indeed out. Now, it may sound like something very easy to fix, but you should see three ladies and a man who doesn't know anything about plumbing fixtures or maintenance stand around watching a water heater considering how to ignite the pilot light.


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It truly did look more difficult than it would seem. After it was lit and didn't stick to, we thought that there might be a bigger problem. Water heater after all is Twenty years old. So my cousin came to check it out for us, and that he started by trying to light the pilot light again.

After giving it a go, he said that he was fairly certain that it was the thermal coupling that would have to be replaced. He told us it was a cheap part plus a cheap fix, and we all all breathed a sigh of relief that we weren't having to face a brand new water heater installation right now.