Hot Water Tank Installation
Step 1 - Water Connections and Piping
Our expert plumbers will ensure proper fixing and leakproof connections of all water pipes to the water heater. If the hot water tank is attached to a copper pipe, our staff will install dielectric couplings or unions to protect against untimely corrosion and wear and tear.
Step 2 – Installing Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve
As an expert, our team will know that the discharge pipe should be bigger than the outlet pipe and should never be blocked or plugged. We’ll make sure that it is installed in a fashion that allows the drainage of both discharge pipe and temperature-pressure relief valve. The valve will be aligned perfectly with the drain to avoid the accumulation of water or moisture near your hot water tank.
As a local plumbing service with a lot of experience of working in and around the city, we exactly know the specifications of valves required by law as per local jurisdiction. Compliance with the local laws will never be your headache once you partner with us!
Step 3 – Filling the Water Heater
The air will be allowed to exit from the main tank to ensure that the hot water tank is filled with water. This will be achieved by opening the hot water outlet until constant water outflow is observed.
Step 4 – Venting
The most critical aspect of the ventilation of your water heater is the selection of appropriately-sized vent pipes. With us in charge of your water heater installation, you’ll never have to contact your gas company or heater manufacturer for consultation or advice. We provide a one-window solution to all your water heater installation and repair issues.
Step 5 – Gas Piping
If you are located in a city that’s at an elevation of 2000 feet or above, our team will reduce the input rating by 4% for every thousand feet AMSL by replacing your burner orifice.
Step 6 –Lighting the Heater
To start lighting the water heater up, the outer door will be opened and the control knob will be put to OFF by slightly depressing it. The technician will wait for 5 minutes to clear out any stagnant gases.
After this, the knob will be put to PILOT position and will be kept pressed down and the pilot metal tube will be lighted immediately that’s located inside the inner door. Our technician will keep the PILOT button pressed for 1 minute and then release it. Lastly, the knob will be turned towards the ON position to get the full burner. The flame will be adjusted through the regulator located near the control unit of your hot water tank.
With such a detailed and thorough installation process Hamilton Plumbing customers know that the job was done right and to installed to the manufacturer specification. Call for more information on getting a plumber to install your residential hot water heater today,
Help Choosing The Right Hot Water Tank
In addition to gas water heaters, you can opt for electric and hybrid water heaters as well. Each type has its pros and cons but with all these options available in the market today, we understand that it can all seem a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to make up your mind. Don’t fret as we are here to help you make the right choice!
When you’re looking to buy a new hot water tank for your home, always consider these factors that are relevant to you:
- Size of your family or number of people who will be using the water heater. Frequent usages require a large tank size and rapid heating but at the same time, these units consume more energy as they have large volumes of water to heat up.
- Your budget. This should include purchasing costs as well as installation costs. You can reduce your overall costs by partnering with an expert plumbing service like us.
- Efficiency versus affordability comparison. High-end hot water tanks are more expensive while more affordable options might not be as energy-efficient. So it’s almost always a question of compromise between the two factors.
Help Choosing The Right Hot Water Tank
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