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My waterheater has three water connections on the top of it one has a C for cold is that a inlet or outlet ? The other spot has a H for hot is that a inlet or outlet ? And the other one is not marked what is that one for and is it a inlet or outlet ? please email me at nsjuby@yahoo.com

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My water heater has three water connections on the top of it one has a C for cold is that a inlet or outlet ? IT'S THE COLD INLET. The other spot has a H for hot is that a inlet or outlet ? IT'S THE HOT OUTLET. And the other one is not marked what is that one for and is it a inlet or outlet ? please email me at nsjuby@yahoo.com. The last one is a pressure release valve that lets off excessive pressure when the temperature goes too high in the unit. When you install the heater, it should be installed into the drain pan that existed before or into a new one. You should also install a drain pipe from the valve to that drain pan, or into the drainage system for the house. This may depend on the codes where you live. Also install a good quality shut off valve on the inlet side for emergencies. A Ball type is good. Hope this helps,
Best Mark
I'm new to this site, so I'm not sure if I can email you directly or not. I believe not. Good Luck.

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