Water Heater Installation Tips

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  1. 1. Water Heater Installation TipsIm not good at making electrical connections. Can someone help me with my water heaterinstallation here in San Jose (240 volt 30 amp) in a narrative way. Today I found out that Himaria. Its fun and easy after we are done your going to want to do the homes in a 300 mileradius. Make certain the power to the line is off. And double check it with a line tester. Dunt stickyour tongue on the bare wires as they do with a 9 volt battery. If you do smoke will come outtayour butt and explaining that to the children is tough. Okay so just dunt. If the line wires are notto torn up and stripped of the plastic. Let me explain in detail there is the outter sheith of theconduit that surround in this case three plastic or two plastic covered wires if you got a greenplastic wire thats the ground ditto if its a bare copper wire thats the ground. The other color forsure is black we are always going to have a black wire. The other color may be white or yellowor red or blue. Never really worry of that with a three wire hook up. If you need to strip that wirecut the comduit sheth back about 4 inches that give you play room with the 3 wires. I as a ruleof thumb strip back the color plastic one inch to one inch and an eighth. There is a tool for doingthat its called a wire stripper. The next fun thing is WIRE NUTS those come in all sorts ofshapes sizes and colors. Bottom line it has to fit the wires and not fall off. So now we take theblack wires and put them together put the wire nut on them and then twist and twist till tight butnot to tight you can break the wires then hook the green up with the bare or any other combo orbare with bare or green with green. And do the wire nut just like you did with the black wires.Now by this time they are going to ask if there is hot water thats when you reply yes threeweeks from now go use the garden hose to bath. Longer if you sass me. Now get that last wirehooked up like the other two. Now after that hook up we have to bring that wire through thegrommet in the access whole in the top of the tank and make for darn sure that its tight causethey do and I dunt know why but after you get them 3 wires hooked up they try to pull the leed inline out. That grommet stops that from happening. Then if you want to use real electrical tapeand wrap around your wire nuts. Then screw on the access cover. NOW IF YOU DONE WITHTHE PIPES AND VALVES AND THE WET END OF IT fill it up with water pop the pressuresafety valve it will sound like a cow passing gas from its butt. Dunt ask. Then when the waterexits from the valve that assures you the tank is full shut the safety valve. Now turn on thepower. If not filled with water those heating rods burn out in the blink of an eye. And you duntwant to be replacing those that soon. Sorry if the instructions are kinda backwards I got theformat of unwiring it also. Shall I bring a bar of soap to wash your back. Ha there I go againcracking myself up. To view the source video/project: Dirtyshirt. Info This is the first of two videos describing theremoval and installation of a water heater. To view both videos, additional photos and text-detailvisit the site at the link provided. The city inspector reviewed this installation and failed the project on the first pass due to complications with the way the plumbing was originally installed in the house. This dramatically increases the project complexity and the work that was involvedto meet building code. About The AuthorAuthor: Maria, Copyright 2012, Yahoo Answers 1/2
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