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How do I fill water heater - Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC 82VH402

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2011

    What is the problem?
    You obviously know how to fill it!!

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Once the hot and cold pipes are connected to water heater, then open bathtub spout on hot side, turn water on so tank begins to fill.
After tub spout is running full stream without air, then water heater is full and it is safe to turn on the heater.

Turning on gas water heater before tank is full can damage tank.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
Turning on electric heater before tank is full will burn out elements. Replace elements.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

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How do I get water to go only into tank?


im not sure of your exact question here , im guessing here but are u saying the water wont fill the water heater when supply valve is on , if im right and this is ur question , then try opening a hot water tap somewhere else in house the air that is trapped should be expelled from open tap safely into sink there and heater should fill

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82V52-2 is typical 240Volt 50-gallon electric water heater.
Water heater has to be full of water before turning on power.
This is true for gas and electric water heater.

Once water pipes are connected, you are ready to fill tank.
Turn on cold water shut-off so water enters tank.
Open bathtub spigot on hot side.
When tank is full, water comes out of tub spout full stream.
Let the water run until there is no more air coming out.
Next, open TP lever on water heater for a moment, and this will bleed out last pocket of air.
TP valve is located on upper part of tank, on the side or on top. It is a brass valve with silver-colored lever. Lift lever for a moment and water will exit tank down the overflow tube.
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Turn on 240Volt circuit breaker going to water heater.

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How big is your bathtub? Is your water heater set on the hottest setting? What is the temperature of the hot water at the tap?

Keep in mind that hot water can cause severe burns. Children and those with diminished mental capacity can be seriously harmed by hot water.

The "40 Gallon" rating on the water heater is usually the amount of hot water the unit can produce in one hour. So the tank, and the amount of immediately available hot water, might be smaller than 40 gallons.

My bathtub is 2 feet wide by 1 foot deep and 4 feet long. This is 8 cubic feet or almost 60 gallons. So a 40 gallons of water at 120 degrees, mixed with 20 gallons of cold water (60 degrees), fills the tub with 100 degree water. My January cold water is 42 degrees, so it will take 40 gallons at 129 degrees to fill the tub. If the tub is cold to start it will take even hotter water.

So the water heater might be just fine.

Possible solutions:
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2. insulate your hot water pipes so that the water loses less heat on the way to the tub.
3. bigger water heater.
4. smaller bathtub, or less full bathtub.


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