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How to Replace a Gas Water Heater (page 1 of 2)

Replacing a gas water heater is a fairly basic plumbing project, but there are several dangers involved when dealing with natural gas. Use these step-by-step instructions to safely complete the project.

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Materials

  • Teflon tape
  • paste flux
  • solder
  • Teflon dope

Tools

  • fire extinguisher
  • pipe wrenches
  • pipe cutter
  • emery cloth
  • propane torch
  • adjustable open-end wrench

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