Question about Water Heaters

1 Answer

80 gallon tank what is the voltage and how do i hook electric wires to it

Posted by curt douglas on

Ad

1 Answer

John Fourteen Six

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,418 Answers

Most Larger water heaters are 220 volt ac single phase. This means you need 3 wires, two hot wires one neutral or ground. You will need to come from the breaker box off of a dual breaker of 30 amps or better. See the manual with the new heater. In your breaker box you have two sides or in coming service. The right side and the left each side is hot 110volts ac. you need to pull one leg (hot) from each side into the dual breaker out to the heater connections. The ground or neutral wire is un-insulated copper. Run these wires out to the heater. One black hot at 110 vac, one white hot at 110 vac and one plain copper ground.

Posted on Sep 27, 2011

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can I install a 19 gallon hot water tank to a 120 volt breaker?


Anon, It would only work if that was meant to be hooked up that way. Check the specifications in the manual or the plate on the heater itself. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, 1st link shows typical wire hook up on both 120 and 240 v. Good luck .
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
Basic 220 Volt water heater circuit
Common Mistakes in Hot Water Heater Installation Hot Water Heaters
How to Install 120 Volt 20 Gallon Electric Water Heater
electric hot water heater specification plate Google Search

May 22, 2016 | Water Water Heaters

1 Answer

Is a 80 gallon hot water heater legal for a 7 apt. building?


You probably need commercial 150gallon gas water heater.
Or three 80 gallon tanks, depending on number of people.

80 gallon residential gas heater is rated for low-demand 6-8 person household.
80 gallon residential electric is rated for low-demand 5 person household

80 gallon is not correct for 14-28 people in 7 apartments
http://waterheatertimer.org/Whatsize2.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Two-water-heaters.html

Call local plumber, or local code department.

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/gene_9f0ef4df2f9897e7

Apr 10, 2013 | Water Heaters

1 Answer

Burnt out element


Are you sure its burnt out? Most of the time its the thermostat. If its burnt out then just change the element. To do that all ya do is shut off the power to the heater drain the tank unhook the two wires on the element and unscrew the element and replace it with a new one. You can get new ones at lowes or home depot. Its usually the bottom that goes out first.

Jan 11, 2013 | Bradford White MS80R6SS 80 Gallon - Solar...

1 Answer

Energy factor rating


Rheem 50 gallon Pro52-2 has EF .95, which makes it ordinary 240Volt 4500 watt non-simultaneous electric water heater that produces about 21 gallons hot water per hour, with 67 gallon first hour delivery.
Recommend 80 gallon per hour first hour for oversized bathtub.
http://bostonheatingsupply.com/Rheem/Rheem%20Residential%20Electric/Professional/Rheem_ResidentialElectric_Professional%20Spec%20Sheet.pdf

Maintain electric water heater and it will last indefinitely.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

Anode rod is located on top in separate port.
Anode keeps tank from rusting.

Year of Rheem water heater manufacture shows 3rd and 4th digit of serial number.

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/gene_9f0ef4df2f9897e7

Nov 25, 2012 | Water Heaters

2 Answers

My family is moving in...how do i increase hot water availability?


large water heater, turn p the themo stat to a higher setting ( watch for burns with young childern and older folks)

or the best install a tempering valve. this valve mixs hot water with cold water before it goes into the building.

Again if you have young ones or old people they can burn faster than any other group.the best is a larger heater for the DIY person.

Thanks Tom

Sep 13, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

3 Answers

My rheem 50 gal water heater model 81mv52d keeps tripping the breaker, what do i need to do to stop this


Check all wiring at water heater and possible upper thermostat is bad, and in need of replacement.

Aug 15, 2011 | Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

1 Answer

Where are the heating elements on an 80 gallon electric water heater? Model number : E 2 F8 0 H D 0 4 5 V


I don't know that model number.
Tank-type water heater elements are located behind panels on side of tank.

Open following link to help troubleshoot electric water heater problems:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

The water heater label also shows element wattage, brand, voltage, serial number, and type of operation.
For example 5500W elements, non-simultaneous, 240V are typical ratings found on water heater.
5500 Watt would be replacement element size.
Non-simultaneous would indicate that both upper and lower element are not turned ON at same time.
240Volt is typical voltage for water heaters.
Serial number carries date-of-manufacture, based on brand.
For common brands:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you while you work on water heater or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Apr 13, 2011 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

1 Answer

Is 30a sufficient for a 80 gallon electric hw heater


The wattage of the heating elements will determine the amperage you need. Take the total wattage of all the elements and divide it by the voltage you are using (probably 220). That will give you the amperage. Example: 4400 watts divided by 220 volts equals 20 amps.

Sep 17, 2009 | Water Heaters

2 Answers

Whirlpool electric smart water heater not heating all the time


DO YOU HAVE A MANUAL FOR AN 80 GALLON
ENERGY SMART ELECTRIC WATER HEATER?
THE MODEL # IS EE3Z80HD055V
I HOOKED EVERYTHING UP, THE GREEN LIGHT IS ON BUT I DONT HAVE HOT WATER YET.

Mar 04, 2009 | Water Heaters

Not finding what you are looking for?
Water Heaters Logo

Related Topics:

91 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Water Heaters Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18562 Answers

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

3527 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Are you a Water Heater Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...