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Plumbing & Heating (warm air, hot water & steam heat)

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40 years in the business, 40 years as a lic. master plumber in NY State. Retired


Graduated Magna cum laude at the School of Hard Knocks

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Commercial, residential and light industrial. You name it ...I have probably worked on it

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Recent Answers from Jay Nicholas

2017-02-12 Water heater gas control showing error:

Problems that are not "cut & dry" can be nerve wracking. I don't see a potential long term problem occurring. I would monitor the temperature for piece of mind but my experience tells me your pilot is

2017-02-06 Water heater gas control showing error:

KC, the pilot error usually means the flame sensor is not getting hot enough or it is fluctuating. This can be caused by the flame being pulled away from the sensor when the burner is running.  It also

2017-01-31 Spinning faucet handle:

Lisa, I am going to need a bit more information about the faucet. A brand would be helpful and the style of handles or a photo.   If it was a cartridges that were replaced, it may be something as simple

2017-01-10 Thermopile Testing:

Hello KC  First, I would check the output with another meter. I've seen some thermopile approach the 900 range but it is on those rare occasions when the pilot was excessive. These thing generate by means

2017-01-07 Leaking water heater drain valve:

KC , when these valves are opened often times sediment gets caught up between the seat and the internal stop. Try opening and closing the valve several times to see if you can flush it clean. If that doesn't


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