Mounting Your Water Heater

    Davidson Ebsen

    Your next door neighbor was up all night working using a busted water-heater and also you spent the past half an hour hearing him whine. He had rusty water because the water heater was up in the attic over the master bedroom pouring from their ceiling. The crisis drain bowl that has been supposed to catch all the water out of the water heater has been plugged up. His bedroom is bombarded. His bed is still wet. The ceiling is falling down. He's exhausted and tired from being up all night. Click here: for more information.

    The basic steps to installing your own water heater would be as follows:

    Measure 1. You move up into the attic and invent your strategy for lowering and increasing the tanks. The tank is heavy, so you'll probably want to have some quite strong rope that you can lower the water heater and enhance the brand new up one.

    Measure Two. Turn the gas heading to the water heater at the valve which connects to the front of the water heater off. Disconnect the gas line by the water-heater.

    Measure 3. Turn off if the valve is not working turn off the water into the house or the water into the water heater. It is going to need to be repaired if the valve isn't working. In a future article we'll discuss just how to replace your valve.

    Measure 4. Disconnect the water lines. The water lines are often lines that have a nut you can turn counter clockwise to remove.

    Measure 5. Disconnect the pipe from the top of the tank.

    Measure 6. By simply linking a water hose to the drain attachment at the base of the water-heater drain the water heater.

    Measure 7. Lower the oldwater heater down the loft stairs using your friends that are strong and coordinated as well as your quite strong rope help. This is the most dangerous components of the job. Please be careful to not hurt anyone, for your self.

    Step 8. Lift your tank into the attic exactly the exact identical way you got the old one out.

    Step 9. Put the fresh water-heater into the drain pan, making sure to clean out the pan and then inspect for holes in the pan.

    Step 10. Reconnect the water lines and gas lines and then vent exactly the way you chose them.

    Step 11. Your water heater is installed and you are ready to show on the water. Take your friend remain in the attic as you turn the water on slowly, to look at for leaks. Look at every connection that you just made and check for leaks. If you see a leak be sure you tighten up it. Do not tighten it up so very hard that it breaks an fitting. Turn at a bathtub spout onto the water onto the side and then bleed all of the air out of water lines and their water heater. Run the water from the bathtub comes out clear and clean with no air pops.

    Step 12. Twist on the gas at the gas valve that is attached in the front of the tank. Have a way of water ready to ensure that you can pour warm water within the gas fittings to check for leaks. If you visit bubbles you have a leak. Turn the gas off and fix the flow before you do other things.

    Measure 13. As soon as you have confirmed that there are not any leaks now you can turn on the gas and light the pilot based on the manufacturers guidelines. The guidelines on lighting the pilot tend to be hidden on the very front of this water heating system. If you have problems you can call.

    Step 14. Share a drink of your choice with your friend that helped you out because he deserves it and so do you. This part is required and not negotiable.

    Enjoy your new water heater and also the satisfaction you have in doing this yourself.