Position the new hot water tank into the space where it’ll rest, and turn it to the appropriate orientation. Hopefully gas, electric and water piping outlets will be near identical locations, but the cover plates on the side of the tank cover these components and the heating elements have to be accessible for future care. If at all possible arrange the tank so the cover plates can be reached.
Wind any male pipe fittings with three or two wraps tape and re install the water pipes. When implementing the tape, begin at about 1″ from the end of the fitting and wind the tape in a clockwise manner around the pipe, overlapping at least 1/2 of the tape width each time. The whole threaded place of the conduit should be covered with two layers of tape. If the tape is rolled the wrong direction of screwing the pipe in the actions, , will tend to dislodge it; if this occurs simply remove the tape and re- roll the other direction. Pipes should be tightened firmly with a wrench, but don’t over-tighten copper threads and leaking joints can be tightened but piping from tightening too much damaged, will need replacing. Turn on the water and check for leakage at all joints. Wipe all joints dry and assess after several minutes for any leaks – even a drop of water per minute is not acceptable.
Re-connect open the gas valve, any gas piping by putting soapy water over all pipe joints and test for gas leakage. Any bubbles indicate there must be certainly no gas leakage at all.
The plate removed from the old water heater must be removed from the flexible conduit it really is attached to; there’s a big nut on the underside of it for that function. The ground wire will also need certainly to be removed, but pay attention to where it goes as the new water tank is going to have very similar, but likely not identical, setup and how it truly is attached. Attach the new plate to the flex conduit and re attach the earth (green or bare) cable. Using new cable nuts, attach to the two in the hot water tank. With a 240 volt supply it will not matter which wire goes to which (except for the green or bare ground wire) but little apartment tanks may operate on 120 volts and the white supply wire must attach to the white heater cable with the two black cables joining to each other.
Make sure the tank is saturated in water by waiting until water comes out and opening a hot water tap in the house. Turn on the circuit breaker or fuse. Light any pilot lights based on the instructions with the new heater. It is a good idea to keep an eye on the water piping for a few days for any escapes ; pressure and hot water plumbing could induce otherwise tight joints to leak somewhat and they could desire tightened.
Reinstall the insulating blanket. If the old water heater failed to have such insulating material it is strongly recommended that one be purchased and installed. The insulation blanket is one the easiest and most affordable ways to save energy at home. Finally, many people also use bottle air ports to maximise their water cylinders’ operation. Bottle atmosphere vents are used to modulate by modulating air flows in and from the unit, the quantity of atmosphere that builds up close to the top of several hot water cylinders. As a result, bottle air vents are often used to control the water pressure in smaller water cylinders. Wherever you see water cylinders at DIY stores, look for them.
Congratulations! Your own water heater has been installed by you, and it did not cost an arm and a leg to come and perform this simple job. Using help if desired (water tanks are pretty hefty and quite bulky and ungainly ), remove the water heater and set aside for disposal.