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replacing electric water heater?

Posted by dabsabre (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 23, 13 at 17:56

I've got an existing electic water heater that I need to replace. I was going to go with the 50-gallon electric whirlpool from lowes that gets lots of favorable reviews. but of course they want like $450 to install it.. my existing one already has the threaded connector hoses. Is this just a matter of a simple disconnect and a reconnect? any tips for a newbie?

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RE: replacing electric water heater?

Check the heights to see that the new one will fit.

Check and understand how to install a new pressure relief valve. Basically, is the new one in the same place as the old one and can it use the same drain path.

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