Water Heater Installation
The first step in water heater installation would be to determine the fuel source of the water heater that you are installing. This will make sure it is easier to replace the water heater. This will mean that one needs to determine if they need a gas or electric water heater. The next item that one that is doing a water heater installation will want to consider would be the size of the water heater. For those out there that would like to get a bigger water heater they would need to make sure the bigger one would be able to fit into the space that the smaller one was located.
When the new water heater is available one will want to make sure that the center-to-center dimensions between hot and cold are the same on the new one as they were on the old one. This will make the plumbing part of the water heater installation easier. The next step would be to make sure that there is a water shutoff for the cold water inlet pipe as well as a union connector for the hot water outlet pipe. Without these the job is going to be harder than a quick switch it will actually require cutting pipes. There are several items that can go wrong when one is trying to do a water heater installation. This would be why many will pay for a professional plumber to come in to do this job to reduce the amount of problems that could arise during and after the water heater installation.
The next step would be to make sure that you have the shut offs for the utilities that you are going to need to place in the new water heater. This would include water and gas or electricity (depending on the type of water heater installation you are doing.). The next thing one should do is drain the water heater.
The next step would be to disconnect the utility lines for this one should have tongue and groove pliers, a pipe wrench, and a slip joint plier. For those with gas heaters they will need to make sure to disconnect the gas line to the water heater. For those out there that have electric water heater they will need to disconnect the electrical service to the water heater. The next step is to remove the plumbing. The first step would be to make sure that you disconnect the water from the shut off valve. The next part would be to disconnect hot water discharge line which should be done at the union from the hot water line to the heater. The next step would be to disconnect the flue from the heater. Once all those items have been disconnected one should be able to remove the old heater.
Then it should be as simple as taking out the old one out and replacing it with the new one and reconnecting all the items back in and testing. For those out there that would like to have a professional come and take care of this type of project for you and live in the Pikesville, Timonium, Townson, Bel Air, Parkville, White Marsh, Nottingham, Carney, Baltimore, or Perry Hall please feel free to Contact Us.