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How can i install my hot water heater model 71-408 b

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My 71 408 is a rheem 40 gallon water heater in my wall. Just found this out because I'm running out of hot water and will probably be replacing Anodes and whatever I need to tomorrow.

Posted on Jan 11, 2015

  • Gene Haynes Jan 11, 2015

    Gas or electric heater? Running out of hot water could be bad thermostat. Repost question with type of water heater.

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71-408 is probably electric water heater.
Unknown brand, unknown type.
Water heater comes with product manual with step-by-step instructions.
Example instructions:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-install-electric-water-heater.pdf

If this is under-counter model:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-under-counter-water-heater.html

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