Installation of an under sink water heater can be so easy if only you have some basics on plumbing. In this way, you can save up to $300 which should have been paid to a plumber. Below are simple and procedural ways on how you can install a hot water system.
First of all, you will need tools necessary to complete this task. Below is a list of tools that are needed for this handy job:
An adjustable wrench; Pipe wrench; Nippers; Pliers4-in-1 screwdriver; Plumbers tape; Safety glasses; Soldering torch and flux; Tube cutter; Tape measure; Slip joint pliers; Gas-rated thread
It is to be noted that even if you have with a plumbing company or indulged in gas lines, you must contact your local department for inspections and if a permit is required, get it.
Process of Installation of a Water Heater
Below is a process of tank installation and also shows how to replace your water system in case of any problem for those already with the system in place. The procedure is as shown below:
Turning off the Gas and Water
Both the water and gas supply have to be turned off for efficiency and safety reasons. For a distinctive way on how to turn off the gas supply is by switching it until it aligns at the right angle with the pipe.
Drainage of the Hot Water from the Tank
The hot water tank is emptied using a garden horse that is coupled up with a drain valve. The water might be too hot therefore for safety reasons a little patience would do before the draining is started. By the use of two wrenches, disconnect at the union the heater and the gas supply line.
Cutting off the Water Lines
After they fully detach, use the screwdriver to fully deconstruct the initial water heater, and a tube cutter to cut the cold and hot water lines then wholly remove the old heater.
Attachment of the New Valve
Wrap the end of the new temperature and pressure valve and attach it to the new heater using a pipe wrench. You can then attach a new copper pipe to the valve.
Attachment of Connectors
Attach the short copper tubes to the heater, you can also use plastic connectors since they do not galvanize but they must be attached fully with a code. Screw the two adapters into the inlet of both the hot and cold water.
Attachment of All Pipes
After the connection of the copper connectors, all pipes to your heating system can be attached by soldering them using a soldering torch. Old pipes can also be reused if they are not damaged.
Connection to the Vent
Appropriately place the vent directly on the heater but if you are unsure you can contact the nearest depot to seek assistance. The vent should be attached above the draft hood.
Connection of Gas Lines
Using a plumber’s tape, coat all the edges and ends of the gas line then attach it to the nipple of the plastic pip. With two wrench pipes, connect the gas line to the new best heater. Finalize the union at the actual pint of connection.
Filling of the Tank
To ensure the project is a success, fill the tank and test if all is well. Turn on the water back and open the valve of the cold water. Turn the heater’s facet and let it refill the tank. Upon the tank is full, switch off the faucet and inspect the discharge in case there are leaks.
The Lighting of the Pilot Light
Before doing this, cross-check the directions of the manufacturer and assess again if there are any leaks. If there are no leaks, station the temperature to 120 and start enjoying this magnificent warm water.
In case the whole process fails, you can visit the nearest home depot to seek assistance.