Hot Water Heaters

I am not a professional, just documenting how i repaired the hot water heater’s pilot light to stay on.
The solution was adjusting the thermocouple. You can review different thermocouples on Amazon here:

The following link goes to Amazon’s Digital Multi Meter with Capacitance:

Colin G comment:
1. The thermo couple tip should 3/8″ ABOVE the “pencil Pilot Tip”, should read about 30mv.
2. Once opened the burner door. Manufacture requires installing a new gasket around the burner door to prevent CO and air leakag.


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This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates some common plumbing mistakes and how to avoid them. (See below for tools and steps.)

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Tools List for Avoiding Rookie Plumbing Mistakes:
– Strap wrench, for gripping fixtures without marring the finish
– Pipe wrench, which provides superior leverage for turning pipes and fittings

Steps for Avoiding Rookie Plumbing Mistakes:
1. To prevent pliers and wrenches from scratching the finish on plumbing fixtures, use a strap wrench.
2. Wrap the flexible strap around the fixture, securely lock the strap in place, then slowly pull on the handle to turn the fixture.
3. To prevent a pipe wrench from deforming a pipe, be sure the wrench contacts the pipe in three places: at the top jaw, at the bottom jaw, and at the back of the wrench.
4. When fastening plumbing fittings, such as radiant-floor heat plates, to the underside of a subfloor, be sure the screws or nails aren’t too long or they’ll poke through the surface of the finished floor above.

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Water Treatment

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  • Repair, Service & Maintain most Makes & Models
  • Emergency Repair when you need it!
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Los Lunas Water Treatment

Even though your community regulates and sets standards for safe water, some people use a home water treatment unit to supplement the city’s water treatment process. The home water treatment options may be used because it removes specific contaminants. The contaminants may affect a household member that has a compromised immune system and it also Improves the taste of drinking water.


Household water treatment systems are composed of two categories: point-of-use and point-of-entry. Point-of-entry systems are typically installed after the water meter and treat all of the water entering your home. Point-of-use systems are treat water in batches and deliver water to a tap, such as a kitchen or bathroom sink.

The most common types of household water treatment systems consist of:

  • Filtration Systems – A water filter removes impurities from water by means of a physical barrier, chemical, and/or biological process.
  • Water Softeners – A water softener reduces the hardness of the water. A water softener typically uses sodium or potassium ions to replace calcium and magnesium ions, the ions that create “hardness.”
  • Distillation Systems – Distillation removes impurities by boiling impure water and the steam is collected and condensed in a separate container, which leaves most of the solid contaminants behind.
  • Disinfection – a physical or chemical process in which pathogenic microorganisms are deactivated or killed using chlorine, chlorine dioxide, ozone, ultraviolet light, electronic radiation, or heat.

A Gee Whiz can help you determine which system will meet your needs. On our water treatment maintenance calls, we will:

  • Perform basic check for proper operation and regeneration cycle
  • Check timer for proper time of day
  • Inspect plumbing to Softener for leaks and proper insulation
  • Visually inspect Back Flow preventer
  • Visually inspect expansion tank on Water Heater.(if customer is home at time of inspection)
  • Check salt levels and add up to 5 bags if needed and Haul off all empty salt bags when complete (Except for Carbon Filters)
  • Clean the brine tank (Except for Carbon Filters)
  • Test hardness of water before and after to ensure proper function of the unit/system (Carbon Filters will have a Chlorine test instead of hardness test)

Quarterly Water Treatment Maintenance Agreements:

Maintenance Agreements can only be purchased at time of first service, once a licensed technician has had an opportunity to inspect and evaluate your systems performance. The Quarterly Water Treatment Maintenance Plan is a pre-payment plan that includes 4 visits per year at a highly discounted rate to thank you for your ongoing business.

*Any repairs needed will be additional unless under warranty through A Gee Whiz Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us for more information.

You can call Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning in Los Lunas at 505-322-6200 or visit for questions and scheduling information or on Facebook at

Hot Water Heaters

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Los Lunas Water Heater Repairs, Installation & Service

Most people are familiar with tank water heaters. Cold water piped into your home is stored in a tank water heater. Then the water is heated by electricity, natural gas, propane, heat pumps, or solar energy. When the water in the tank cools, the fuel kicks in and heats it up again.

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Water heaters are complex pieces of equipment. They should only be installed or repaired by trained professional, fully-licensed plumbers, like those employed by Abacus. There are many dangers associated with trying to do this yourself – shock, gas leaks, serious water damage, carbon monoxide poisoning, and explosions. Leave your water heater installation and repairs to the professionals at Abacus.

If you are experiencing any of the following problems, you should have thewater heater inspected by a trained plumber.

  • Slow hot water recovery after someone showers or uses a lot of hot water
  • Pilot light keeps going out on natural gas water heater
  • No hot water or only lukewarm water
  • Popping or banging noise from inside the water heater
  • Smelly water when you turn on hot water at the tap or in the shower or bath
  • Leaking tank
  • If your water heater is 6 or more years in age

A Gee Whiz Water Heater Services:

  • Most Makes & Models of Water Heaters
  • Gas Water Heaters
  • Electric Water Heaters
  • Tankless Water Heaters
  • A Gee Whiz Plumbers are Fully Licensed & Insured
  • A Gee Whiz Plumbers offer FREE Estimates for Quotes on New Tankless Water Heaters

When you call A Gee Whiz Plumbing to repair or replace your hot water heater, we will:

  • Obtain all the proper permits and licenses
  • Get any needed inspections (especially important for those who are selling their home)
  • Haul away your old hot water heater and dispose of it properly
  • Properly hook up your water heater to gas or electricity, ensuring that it is done right
  • Give you peace of mind knowing that your family and home are protected from shoddy workmanship

Tankless Water Heaters

If you want to improve efficiency, save on utility bills, and have hot water instantly from bath and kitchen faucets, A Gee Whiz recommends Rinnai tankless water heaters for their many advantages.

  • Longer service life – 20 years average
  • Unlike many competitors’ products, Rinnai tankless water heaters are engineered to work with “looped” recirculating plumbing installations
  • Endless Supply of Hot Water
  • Operating costs are up to 40% less
  • Endless supply of hot water – water is heated as fast as it is used
  • No waste of energy for reheating water over and over
  • Small size permits flexible installation options inside and out

Tankless water heaters initially cost more to install, but they cost much less to operate. If you want short-term savings, a tank-type heater would be better. Also, if the installation must be an electric heater instead of natural gas, a tank-type water heater would be a better choice. Electric tankless water heaters don’t operate as efficiently as those that use natural gas.

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Los Lunas Plumber & Plumbing Company

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From a leaking outdoor faucet to clogged drains, backed up sewer lines, cracked or broken pipes, under slab leaks, and more, Abacus Plumbing is the one and only plumbing resource you’ll ever need. Established in 2009, A Gee Whiz Plumbing has obtained a reputation for top-notch service and the highest quality workmanship.


Our plumbing trucks are stocked with thousands of parts, meaning we’re ready to fix almost any issue in a single day. All Abacus plumbers are highly trained and state licensed, and their customer service skills will meet or exceed your expectations.

A Gee Whiz Plumbing will repair, install, or replace most residential plumbing needs including, but not limited to:

  • Water heaters, including tankless water heaters
  • Showers and tubs (full bath remodels)
  • Shower pans and tile work
  • Water and sewer lines
  • Toilets, Sinks, Faucets
  • Garbage disposals
  • Gas line repairs and gas tests
  • Under slab repairs, including tunneling
  • Electronic leak detection
  • Sewer Camera / Drain Camera
  • Yard Drains
  • Home inspections
  • High pressure drain cleaning

We keep up to date on the latest technologies in order to make the best recommendations to our customers. Abacus will handle all permit issues and scheduling as needed to make your repair or installation as painless as possible.

In Case of a Emergency Plumbing Problem:

With A Gee Whiz Plumbing, you’ll get priority plumbing emergency service, day or night, 365 days a year. Call 505-322-6200 to schedule a plumber now.

A Gee Whiz Plumbing Inspection and Maintenance Club Membership

As a member of AGW Club, you’ll be covered for any residential plumbing problems you may experience throughout the year. You’ll also receive:

  • FREE white glove health and safety inspection ($200 Value) annually
  • Priority scheduling for all plumbing services
  • Up to 15% or more discounts and savings on any repairs
  • $126 in bi-annual, non-expiring coupons mailed to you covering the cost of membership
  • Automatic extended 2-year warranties on most repairs and new product installations
  • Peace of mind for pennies a day

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