How to Install a Water Heater Step-By-Step
Hot water heaters are one of the many appliances we don’t appreciate until it stops working. Believe it or not, despite its solid metal, hot water heaters do malfunction and need a new installation.
While installing a new hot water is not a project for the faint, it should be possible in one day with the tools and steps. Below, see when it’s a great chance to replace your hot water, how to install a water heater.
Types of water heaters
Water heaters run through natural gas or electric. Many people are utilising the traditional tank-style heaters. This tank with a heating component is used to store a full reservoir water. They are less expensive to install and replace. Tankless electric water heaters are considered an on-demand application for the home. Tankless water heaters tend to be more vitality efficient and last longer than traditional heaters.
When to replace the water heater
There are a couple of indications your water heater shows to replace it. If you start to see a little puddle or moderate drip under your heated water storage, it’s on the way out. Within a day or two, you should see a trail of water slowly running away. In any case, your tank has rusted, and that’s hard to repair. If water is dripping from your water tank, replace it as soon as you can.
The steps below are particularly for a gas water heater, but installing an electric water heater is same. Turn Off the Gas and Water
The water supply and gas need to be off. Else, you could have a serious mess on your hands. Find your gas shutoff valve and turn it off. The valve should probably be at a correct angle when off. Next, shut down the water.
1. Drain your water Tank
Before removing the water tank, we need to empty the tank. Open your tap, connect a hose to your drain valve and the end to the outside. Then open your drain valve and let it empty.
2. Disconnect the water lines
Time to detach the old water heater. Detach all depending on what your source is then once everything shuts off.
3. Attach the New Relief Valve
Take your new temperature valve and wrap the end with plumber’s tape. Put the plug in the new water heater and screw it with a wrench. Attach another copper pipe to the relief valve.
4. Connect connectors
Now, we need to connect new copper connectors, or short copper tubes, to the new water heater. Before connection, add plastic connectors to ensure against galvanised pipes.
5. Attach pipes
With the copper connectors set up, we can connect all pipes to the new water heater. Place the new water heater under the cut pipes. You may need to extend the old channels. Attach the pipes to the new water heater utilising heat from your soldering light.
6. Reconnect Gas line
Now reconnect the gas line to the new water heater. You should finish with the union, the right connection point.
7. Final step
Now, we need to fill the tank and ensure all is working. Close the drain valve. Turn your water back on and open the cold water valve. Now, turn a hot water valve on and let it keep running as you are refilling the tank. Once the reservoir is full, put the valve out and check the discharge pipe to make certain it isn’t leaking.
Ensure your tank is full before turning the water back on. Both electric and gas water heaters running on non-filled tanks can cause harm and repairs will be required. Installing a water heater is not a project for the faint, but with precise hand coordination, you also can save $500 whenever you need to replace your water heater.