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A hot shower never felt so good!!

For the last several weeks I’ve been living the inconvenience of no hot water on my boat/my home.  Not to worry, I still found a way to get my daily shower.  I would shower at work or at our clubhouse in the marina but not nearly as convenient as showering in your own home! My water is heater has worked flawlessly for the last 15 years (and it’s been on my boat much longer than that!).  It is a Paloma (Legacy -as in old) Ph5 propane tankless/on-demand water heater.  The last time I changed my propane tank out, in later December, I noticed that the water was just not as hot as usual!  The situation quickly worsened.  Luke warm at best showers and the research began.  The flame in the heater would light but the water wouldn’t get very warm and then wouldn’t stay even luke warm. There are a lot of newer version on demand heaters out there but the main thing I love about this one is the compact size and the fact that it completely mechanical.  No electronic control board -a simple piezo ignition so no battery or power required.  The first thing I checked for in the troubleshooting process was a propane leak.  I soaked all my lines with leak detector and could find no flaws.  The Tankless Water experts at Low Energy Systems have a great website for the purpose of parts and even troubleshooting on a unit as old as mine.  They have a section that addresses common problems, complete with pictures and parts.  For the problem of water not getting hot enough the first suspect on their troubleshooting list is the water valve and this same company sells the water valve rebuild kit for $60.  the part that troubled me with this was the...

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Home: Harmony Of Mind Expressed

Day 1 of Photo101 -another excursion into attempts to blog daily only this time with photos!  Today’s assignment:  What does home look like or mean to you? Share an image in a new post. When I think of Home I think of it representing the acronym, Harmony Of Mind Expresed.  There is a saying, home is where the heart is!  For me, home represents beauty, harmony, peace and love.  Living in a community of friends, surrounded by the beauty of the ocean, nature and the most incredible sunsets.  I am so grateful to have this harmony as a part of my life ….

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