Installing a hot water heater does not require a specialist as long as the homeowner has some basic plumbing skills, but if the heater uses gas, the homeowner needs to take special care. The weight and bulk of the tanks ... More »

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Install a new water heater by shutting off the power, removing the old tank, moving the new tank into place, connecting the plumbing and filling the tank. Once the tank is full, leak test and turn on the power. More »

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Before beginning the electric hot water boiler installation, the installer should gather basic plumbing tools, pipe joint compound and a circuit tester. The installer needs to turn off the power to the old water heater a... More »

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To size a water heater for a house, a homeowner needs to know how many people live in the home and the family's hot water usage patterns. Average household usage for a family of four requires a 40-gallon hot water heater... More »

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After removing and draining the old water heater, hooking up new flex pipe segments, connecting to the gas supply (unless the heater is electric) and linking to the water supply complete replacement of a hot water heater... More »

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Tankless electric water heaters operate without a tank; instead of storing hot water in a tank, the unit draws in cold water once a tap in the system is turned on, and it heats the water to the desired temperature as it ... More »

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According to Charles W. Bryant for HowStuffWorks, tankless water heaters are better than tank systems because they continuously produce hot water without ever running out, and they save money on energy bills. They are al... More »

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