Question about Water Heaters
My old one is all correded and falling apart?
You can buy these at any good hardware store- two types- Aluminium and manganese- if you replace and have a odor from water remove and replace with other. Really easy to do. Turn off water pressure to tank . Drain pressure at lowest tap in house. Put hose on drain spiggot of tank and drain off 1-2 gallons .Turn off electrical to tank. Unscrew old with socket- yes socket - do not use a pipe wrench.You will need a power bar Or good solid ratchet to remove and reinstall. Apply a pipe dope or teflon tape to new and srew in place- wrap tape counter clockwise or it will spin off as you turn in place and it will leak. Do not drain tank completely - you require this weight to keep tank from spinning as you remove and reinstall. After tightening slowly put pressure back on system - never shock pipes etc.Just as you do not slam your brakes- don't slam your pipes,Turn power back on after checking for leaks -tighten as required. Double check spiggot after removing hose as dirt can sometime cause a slow leak- monitor all areas for at least 3-5 mins and then check again at end of week. Also know that the lifespan of a tank should max at 15 yrs after that - replace or accept the flood when it happens. Good luck at poat me if you need me. Allen
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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