Lochinvar, sounds German.
None of the above.
It's my fricken hot water tank. I hope it isn't broken ... as in I need a new one.
I just went to take a shower ... cold, Cold, COLD water is all that comes out.
I go downstairs, hug the tank, (hey, I'll take one anyway I can get one) ... and just like my love life ... cold!
I have never lived in one house long enough to deal with things that break. I Googled for the owners manual to see how to light it. (crossing fingers that's all it is)
So far I have done what they said, now I have to wait five minutes for any gas in the line to clear. Then I turn this knob, while holding down that button, as I look into the door at the pilot to see if it lights, then keep holding gas button down for one minute. If that doesn't work, I am screwed. Call a repair man on a weekend, after normal hours $$ I bet it would be cheaper to get a hotel room for the weekend.
OK, so I am going to try this. Give me some time, if I don't post back my results, assume I blew the roof off the house.
I thought I was doing all of the above, but the "hold down the button part" wasn't working for me. Huh? Hold it down? It doesn't even go down. I called a repair place.
The very first thing she said is, "After hour service fee is $140, just to come out and $45 for every 15 minutes there after, plus parts and if needed a new tank."
Whew, glad she got that out of the way ... no thanks, a hotel sounds better.
Call to place #2
"We are closed, if you want a service repair man to come out the fees are $150 plus $33 every half hour after ... blah-blah-blah"
OK, so I think I will wait until Monday.
No, I really want to take a shower ... try one more place.
#3 ... starts with his rates. Obviously they are all in agreement on these after hour rates. I told him forget it, I will throw on some perfume and open a bottle of wine. He laughed ... good, I like him now.
He offered to walk me through a few things over the phone. When we got to the "hold the button down" again, and I told him the option isn't there.
He said, "OK, get a lighter".
*ding*ding*ding* we have a winner ... it worked.
My tank is probably the original one when this house was built 11 years ago, so now I am sure it will need replacing very soon.
I usually go to church on Saturday, but since it's too late now, I will assume this is God's way of telling me to just watch the Tigers game and go to church tomorrow morning. I'm going to take that advise.