How To Install Your Water Heater

Let me guess, you walked down stairs to check the laundry or grab a tool and it was theirs. A huge puddle of water all over your basement floor and it comes from the bottom of the water heater. This is the obvious and most common sign that you need a new water heater system.Click here to Get More Info

Go around your house at this moment, and turn all the faucets on. Make sure that the faucets are left in the on place and that hot and cold water is turned on. This will allow all the water to drain out much more quickly from the heater.

While the water drains from the old heater, the new water heater disengages. First pipe dope the two shafts that come out from the top of the heater. Once on new dielectrics they are doped screw. Next, if your heater came with a unboxed T&P valve and those threads were pipe dope. Screw the T&P valve onto the side of the heater where it goes there will be a hole with threads on it. You may need to use your pipe wrench so that the valve points down to get that last turn on. Now you’ve got the heater primed and prepared for moving.

Once the old heater has been removed, the gas pipe disconnects at the union fitting. This is the suit that has a hexagonal center of it. Once the union is disconnected, disconnect the remaining pipe on the heater you are replacing ONLY.

We’re going to disconnect the water pipes now. Use your Dielectric channel locks to disconnect. Like the gas-pipe union fittings, they must separate. Cut off the old copper dielectrics or any other piping you might have.

Once all the pipes are removed from the water heater and there doesn’t seem to be any more water in the tank starting to remove the old water heater off the route. Make sure you leave enough space to fit in the new heater. If you have a small area you may just need to remove the old heater to make room for the new heater.

Use the pipes connecting the old heater to line up the new water heater. If you find that you need to adjust some water piping, remove the straight pipe with cold water valve and reconfigure the hot hand.

Use the shark bite fittings or whatever fittings you have decided on to connect the water piping to the new heater. If you have a copper pipe you may need to solder the new dielectrics to the water piping. I advise you to find out how much pipe you need from the dielectric to the coupling when soldering the dielectrics, and cut it to length and solder it on the wall. This will make solder job easier. You’ll also want to take the dielectric washers out so you don’t burn them.

Now you have it hooked up to the water pipe. All cools off once. If you’ve had to solder some. Replace and straighten the washers in the dielectrics. Switch on principal supply of water. While the water heater is filling up, keep the faucets on so that all the air out of the device can be bleed.

Now you’ll know what gas pipe you need. Glue the gas pipe into the heater. If you’re fortunate, the old heater gas pipe will be compatible with the new heater. If not, simply reconfigure it as required. Gas piping is available in all types and sizes.