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water heater replacement degree of difficulty #7342750 11/09/18 12:24 AM
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How hard is this really? Something I can tackle? It is in the attic right next to the door. Copper plumbing. Gas.What are the gotchas?

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Nothing to it. If you have a plastic catch pan, replace it with a metal one (some home inspectors ( if you're selling) will complain about plastic). Replace the pressure release valve, make sure when you install the new one you have in and out oriented correctly. Make sure your exhaust stack is taped back up well with foil tape at the joints. Compound or use gas tape on the joints.

Good luck!

Charlie

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Originally Posted by CharlieCTx
Nothing to it. If you have a plastic catch pan, replace it with a metal one (some home inspectors ( if you're selling) will complain about plastic). Replace the pressure release valve, make sure when you install the new one you have in and out oriented correctly. Make sure your exhaust stack is taped back up well with foil tape at the joints. Compound or use gas tape on the joints.

Good luck!

Charlie

^^^^^This

I think the hardest part is where yours is located and to add little to what Charlie said, make sure and soap water test your connections when you're done. A couple hrs and you got this up


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You’ve got this......just do like Charlie said up


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Thanks all. Both water heaters drained and disconnected. Waiting for a friend to come help me with the heavy lifting. Has anyone used the shark bite connectors and such? Are they good? Sure seems easier than soldering.

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Snakebites work great!


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Milf does the trick.

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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Snakebites work great!



SWEET! Things just got a whole lot easier!

Re: water heater replacement degree of difficulty [Re: TXHOGSLAYER] #7343839 11/09/18 10:46 PM
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Update....... popcorn


Originally Posted By: skinnerback
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Me thinks he might’a got snake bit by a shark!


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Took about 2 hours to replace both. Everything went fine. Beat the traffic out if town and now sitting in the stand. Thanks for all the advice and encouragement everyone!

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DANG IT !!!

ya'll makin me not want to drunk buy guns tonight. If I do, sure as he77 my HWH will go out tonight bang


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Fantastic!
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Took about 2 hours to replace both. Everything went fine. Beat the traffic out if town and now sitting in the stand. Thanks for all the advice and encouragement everyone!

cheers


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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
DANG IT !!!

ya'll makin me not want to drunk buy guns tonight. If I do, sure as he77 my HWH will go out tonight bang

You heat your hot water? confused2 Just messing with you, Buzz.


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