How to have your water heater mounted
You went down the stairs to check the laundry or catch a tool, and it was theirs. There’s an immense puddle of water all over your basement floor, flowing from the bottom of the water heater. This is the most obvious and common indication that a new water heater installation is needed. Feel free to visit Water heater replacement near me for additional information.
If you have some experience with Do It Yourself projects around the building, it should not be a challenge for you to install a new water heater. Follow the steps in this post, and in a few hours, you will have your new water heater installed. Depending on the area you live in, installing a water heater on your own will save you up to 300 or 400 dollars. Now you can always install your own water tank if you are not really DIY, but it will take a little longer than a few hours, but if you like a challenge and are not afraid to do repairs at home, you will still be able to install the heater yourself.
Resources and equipment you’ll need:
Water Heater- If you have a 40 gallon, install what you take out and want to upgrade to a 50 gallon, now is the time to do it. I DO NOT suggest going to anything smaller than what you have if you have 50 gallons.
3⁄4 Fittings – 2 3⁄4 couplings and probably some elbows will be needed. Check your water heater on what kind of pipe you have. This can be galvanized, CPVC, PEX or copper. I recommend having Shark Bite 3⁄4 fittings because, with PEX, CPVC and copper piping, they are very easy to mount. You can need to get a conversion fitting if you have a galvanized pipe and change it to one of the other pipes for easier installation.
Black Pipe Fittings – To widen or shorten the gas line connecting to the heater, you can need a few 1⁄2 black pipe couplings and elbows. Finally, I built the gas line. I’ll know exactly what I need for gas fittings in this way.
Dielectrics of 2 – 3⁄4. When building a new water heater, you still replace the dielectrics. Make sure you have the right dielectrics for the material you have in your house for piping.
The new heaters are normally supplied by T&P Valve.
Torch, flux, solder, paper sand
Channel Locks or pliers with offset
Wrench for Pipe
Teflon tape or Pipe Thread solution
Hose for the lawn.
Let’s get started now that we have all of our supplies. The first move is to turn off the house’s main water source. Switch off the gas valley on the gas line that runs to the water heater. Now, attach the garden hose to the water heater’s bottom and run the hose to the floor drain nearby. Turn the valve on (this looks like a hose bib outside) and let the heater begin to drain.