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How long does it take to install a new water heater?

How long does it take to install a new water heater?

Whether you need to install a new gas or electric water heater, the process can take a few hours and requires some basic tools and construction supplies, but before you know it you’ll be enjoying a fresh heated water supply in your home. Remove the old water heater by turning off all valves and draining the water.

What’s the best way to replace an electric water heater?

Electric water heater: Confirm that the circuit is off to the water heater, using a non-contact voltage tester, then disconnect the wiring connections and circuit cable from the water heater. Gas water heater: Confirm that the gas supply is shut off at the shutoff valves, then disconnect the gas line to the water heater.

How do you get a new water heater running?

Get the new water heater running with the following steps, as applicable: Turn on the cold water supply valve to the water heater and turn on the water supply valve (or the house water supply, as applicable).

When do you need to replace the dip tube in a water heater?

If you notice a decrease in water pressure or plastic particles in your water, you will likely need to replace the dip tube. This part can be easily (and cheaply) replaced without replacing the entire water heater.

Electric water heater: Confirm that the circuit is off to the water heater, using a non-contact voltage tester, then disconnect the wiring connections and circuit cable from the water heater. Gas water heater: Confirm that the gas supply is shut off at the shutoff valves, then disconnect the gas line to the water heater.

Get the new water heater running with the following steps, as applicable: Turn on the cold water supply valve to the water heater and turn on the water supply valve (or the house water supply, as applicable).

Can a draft hood be replaced with a new water heater?

If the draft hood is in good shape, you may be able to reuse it with the new water heater. Use an appliance dolly with straps to wheel out the old water heater and wheel in the new one. If the water heaters need to be moved up and down basement stairs, it is best to have a helper to assist you with this work.

How do you fill a hot water heater tank?

Let the water heater tank fill with water: turn on a hot-water faucet in a remote bathroom or the kitchen; when water comes out of the faucet, the tank is filled (the water will be cold). Restore power to the water heater circuit, for an electric heater.