Water Heater Installation in few easy Steps
Your next door friend was up all night buying with a water heater, and you just spent the last half hour hearing to his complaint. He had water pouring from the ceiling since the water heater was up in the loft above the master bedroom. The emergency drain pan that was supposed to catch all of the water was plugged up. His bedroom is bombarded. His bed is wet. The ceiling is falling. He’s tired and cranky from being up all night.
You get to thinking that you sure are glad it hasn’t occurred to you. You are smart enough to realize that all the homes in the neighborhood were built at precisely the same time. Your water heater is now about twelve years old, and you are confident that your water heater is living on borrowed time. You heard how much trouble your neighbor moved through last night. His pipe bill was high since the worker had to go out in the midst of the night, but this is the least of his problems. His bed is destroyed, and the carpeting and ceiling.
You understand some plumbing essentials, and you have a friend that knows a little about plumbing, so you decide to tackle this job over the weekend and recruit your friend. It is great that you have a friend to help because your water heater is in the loft, like your friends.
To installing your water heater, the necessary steps are as follows:
You devise your strategy for raising and lowering the tanks and go up into the loft. The tank is heavy, so you will probably want to have some solid rope so that you raise up the new one and can lower down the old water heater.
Switch the gas going to the water heater in the pipe which connects to the head of the water heater off. Divide the gas line.
Turn off if the valve is not working turn off the water to the home or the water to the water heater. It is going to need to be replaced if the valve isn’t working. In a future article, we’ll discuss how to replace your valve.
Disconnect the water lines going to the tank. The water lines are often.
Disconnect the pipe from the surface of the tank.
By connecting a water hose to the drain connection drain the water heater.
Lower the old water heater down the loft stairs using your fixed rope and your buddies that are a powerful and well-coordinated help. This is most likely the most dangerous areas of the project. Please be careful not to hurt anybody, including yourself.
Raise your tank into the attic the same way you have the old one out.
Set the water heater that is new into the drain pan, making sure to wash out the pan and inspect for holes in the pan.
Reconnect the water lines and gas lines and release the same way you took them aside.