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Installing an electric water heater requires the ability to read a level and work a soldering iron as well as basic electrical skills. An electric water heater has a life span of about 6 to 12 years, so most homeowners w... More »

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Whether installing an electric or gas unit, a water heater requires hot and cold water lines and a drain for the temperature and pressure relief valve. The plumbing for this project requires copper tubing, fittings, a to... More »

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Gas heaters of all types need access to a gas line, which often leads to higher installation costs. Gas heating units are often more expensive than their electrical counterparts, but they may cost less to run. More »

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Some 50-gallon water heaters are energy-efficient, including the M150L6DS and the M250L6DS models of electric water heaters from Bradford White, but the overall level of energy efficiency typically depends on the brand a... More »

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Replacing a water heater requires a moderate skill level, according to The Family Handyman. The work is hard and requires the investment of several hours time. Replacing a gas water heater requires plumbing skills for wa... More »

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Clean an iron by using a paste of baking soda and water on the sole plate and dissolving any scale buildup in the reservoir and steam jet using vinegar. Take time to clean the steam vents using a cotton swab, and inspect... More »

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