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How to Install a New Water Heater

Learn how to remove an old water heater, install a new one and hook it into the pipes with these basic steps from plumbing experts.

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Materials

  • solder
  • flux
  • copper pipe
  • adaptors
  • Teflon paste
  • drip pan
  • hoses
  • isolation valve
  • CPVC pipe and adaptor
  • CPVC primer and cement
  • water heater

Tools

  • meter stick
  • pipe cutter
  • safety glasses
  • tape measure
  • adjustable wrench
  • small pump

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