Things to Look Out For During Your Water Heater Installation

(Last Updated On: February 20, 2018)

Getting an old water heater replaced it easier than you might feel, particularly if the new model is quite like the old one. If you wish to change to a gas heater from an electric heater or vice versa, you have to consider a number of things to ensure proper water heater installation. Find out about the top things that you should care about during water heater installation procedure – whether it is setting up an instant or a storage type water heater.

Be careful about the location

You can set these up against the plaster or drywall, or even set these between studs into the wall. If the latter is chosen, you have to first spot the studs with a stud finder and then drive a hole between them. Follow the instructions given by the manufacturer to affix the model to the wall. Alternatively, you could engage a professional and reliable plumber to help you install the water heater.

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Check the water supply route

Water is supplied to the water heater, and then either used immediately or store depending on the water heater. In this case, we will focus on the instant water heater. Firstly, you have to route the pipes supplying water to the Instant water heater. Make sure that the instant hot water heater pipe leads straight to the inlet and the water pipe supplying your home is attached to the outlet. Set up shutoff valves on both water supply lines close to the appliance. There is also the need to install a pressure-relief valve. Establish the final water connections to the outlet and inlet with union fittings before usage. It is recommended for this process to be done by a qualified plumber as it can be complicated for first timers.

Ensure proper clearance

In the scenario about, instant water heater is mention, for this part, we will focus on the other, storage water heater. When installing a storage water heater controls being easily accessible. Let there be a minimum of 15cm clearance surrounding the perimeter of the water heater, and place it away from any flammable material. Use plastic wedges or asphalt shingles pieces to shim the base as you need if necessary for adjustments.

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Test before using

Do not start up the electricity lines, but only the water valves. Open the faucets in your home to get water running from the model for 1 – 2 minutes. Shut the valves off. Get the inline filter off, generally found close to the inlet, and remove any debris you find. Test the appliance to ensure that it is properly functioning.

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