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Max Duran
Max Duran Member Posts: 2
I inadvertadly plugged in a Natural Gas hot water heater to a Propane line and used the water heater for 2 weeks, before it shut itself off. Can this same water heater now be used if connected to natural gas ? Or, was there damage in using it with Propane ?

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  • Max Duran
    Max Duran Member Posts: 2
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    I inadvertadly plugged in a Natural Gas hot water heater to a Propane line and used the water heater for 2 weeks, before it shut itself off. Can this same water heater now be used if connected to natural gas ? Or, was there damage in using it with Propane ?
  • Al Letellier_9
    Al Letellier_9 Member Posts: 929
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    I wouldn't trust it. Chances are there is no major damage but the gas valve could have been damaged or the diaphram could have been compromised. I would at least change out the gas control. What shut it down would be the first thing I would check out, but I wouldn't live with that heater in my house without a complete evaluation by an expert gas tech.
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