Had a call today.. another company went out to the house on 8/10/10 and install a new gas valve according to their paperwork. (NOT) That gas valve was so dirty it had to be the original one or used one. But lets get back to the story. The HO said they smell gas and then they hear a loud boom from the water heater..
So I get there today and took a look at it. The pilot was fine so I turned up the temp to make the heater kick on.. I hear the gas going shhhhh and BOOOOM shot flames out of the burner chamber! I was like
So I put in a new gas valve, yes a new one fresh out of the box, Got it all back together. Welp that was an easy fix.
Why would a contractor say he did something and didn't? That makes me mad I think they just put in a new thermocoupling it was the only thing looking new on the W/H and charged for a gas valve.
That could of been a bad deal for the home owners and neighbors.
But on the bright side I got me a new customer!