How do I install a water heater/tank on my own?

November 19, 2020

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  1. Installing a water heater/tank by yourself is not recommended as it can damage the heater and lead to a future flood in your house. We highly recommend you have your water heater/tank installed by a professional, but if you absolutely need to install it by yourself, here are some helpful tips. 

    1. Disconnect the power source from the old heater.
    2. Drain the old heater.
    3. Connect a tube that runs to the air vent to dispose of heat and smoke.
    4. Connect the cables on the heater to those on the power source and ensure that you do not mistake the connection. These steps can be extremely dangerous and require some professional plumbing tools. It is not advised that you take this step by yourself.
    5. Fit the screws and draft every bolt into their corresponding hole.
    6. Test out the heater for a few minutes after it is connected to the water and power source.
    7. Check for leaks, if any, and fix them. When using gas, leaks can be detected by washing the joints with soaping. The joints producing bubbles indicate a gas leak.

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