Installing Your Water Heater?

Installing your water heater yourself?

We recommend that an experienced technician install any heating appliance. If you’re not comfortable installing your water heater, please speak with a sales associate at your preferred local retail store.

Am I ready to install?

Before starting, you need to be familiar with local laws as the heater may need to be installed by a certified technician. Make sure you read the owner’s manual carefully—it has all the information you need. Follow all safety requirements, and plan your location to avoid long piping runs.

You will need the following tools and materials to install your hot water heater

  • Solder
  • Flux
  • Propane torch
  • Sandpaper
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Locking and standard pliers
  • Electrical connectors
  • Pipe wrap insulation

Important note

When installing a water heater, the tank must be full of water before you turn on the power or fire up the burner.

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