How do I drain this water?

user Mr_Assault_08 asked:

Getting a new home and I noticed the water build up in the drain pan. It wasn’t here when they installed it, maybe after they tested the heater or something. But I’m worried the water here will eventually (years) damage the tank. So how do I drain it??

Answer: You could just sponge it out. At the big box hardware stores, they have sponges in the tile section that would work great.
– jjmcquade

Another alternative answer: Check your pressure relief valve. It’s probably blowing off. If it is, you’ll want to get a water pressure gauge and check your water pressure. If it’s above 85 psi you’ll want a water pressure regulator at your main and an expansion tank on the cold feed to the water heater. If you get this far make sure to brace the expansion tank so it doesn’t snap your water line and pump it up to match the pressure of your house. Hopefully it’s just a bad relief valve. Good luck bud
– Lostmyoldaccount88


09 Feb

AHR Expo 2017

Come see us at the AHR Expo in Las Vegas, January 30th to February 1st Booth #N9935


The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which started 85 years ago as a heating and ventilation show, has grown into the HVACR event of the year and is held in major cities across the U.S. The 2017 Show will be in Las Vegas, hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors and attracting crowds of 60,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 150 countries worldwide. It provides a unique forum designed expressly for the HVACR community, allowing professionals to get together to share new products, technologies, and ideas.

26 Jan

Is this installation legal?

User botlit asks if this photo of an installation is illegal or not? What do you think?

Answer: As long as the vent on the regulator meets the distance requirements to doors, windows, fresh air vents, sources of ignition, etc. it should be legal. Copper can be used as long as it’s flared – or sweated with material that has a melting point above 1,000°F.
– jst1265

26 Jan

World of Concrete

World of Concrete

January 17-20

Las Vegas


We will be there with Balco, together we cover all your firestopping needs.

Stop by and see our new display.

10 Jan

Did you know…COPPER-RICH™

COPPER-RICH™ has many uses on the job, in the shop or even around the house.  From super high voltage SS Kearny’s to low voltage wire nuts. It copper plates the connection helping protect against normal expansion and contraction due to the heat of electrical current.

A great tool in connections between copper and aluminum wiring to help prevent overheating and oxidation that is prevalent in such dissimilar metal connections. Other battery or electrical connections, particularly in extreme climates, can benefit from a coating of COPPER-RICH™ as well. How about your lug nuts on the boat trailer? Need some corrosion protection as well as anti-seize? Then checkout COPPER-RICH™ or maybe one of our other anti-seize products like Break-Out™ here

06 Jan