Install gas water Heaters

Installing a Gas Water Heater
December 6, 2015 – 04:45 am
Step 1: Drain the Tank

Step 1

Drain the Tank

1. Turn off the water and gas supply.
2. Attach a garden hose to the drain valve and empty the tank.
3. Turn on a hot water faucet to allow air into the system.

Step 2

Disconnect the Gas Line and Water Lines

1. Disconnect the gas line using two pipe wrenches - disconnect the gas line at the
union fitting if the pipe is galvanized or at the flare fitting if the gas supply line is
2. Using two adjustable wrenches or pipe wrenches, disconnect the water lines
above the tank. If the piping has been soldered into place, use a hacksaw or
tubing cutter to cut the pipe. Make sure the cuts are straight.

Step 3

Detach the Gas Exhaust from the Flue Hat

1. Remove the screws connecting the vent to the water heater using a screwdriver
or nut driver.
2. Remove the old water heater – you may require help for this because older water

Step 2: Disconnect the gas line and water lines Step 3: Detach the gas exhaust from the flue hat Step 4: Set the new water heater in place Step 5: Install the Heat Trap Fittings
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Popular Q&A
How do you install gas water heater?

By connecting a pipe to the heater a pipe way from the heater a power source and flue pipe if it is non electric and a gas line may be helpful.
For step-by-step instructions, copy following link:

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