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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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Top 58 Water Heaters Projects

  1. 1. Build a Water Heater Enclosure (00:01:00)

    Here's a Garage Mahal quick tip on building a water heater enclosure.

  2. 2. Ibacos Innovation Center (04:54)

    Check out the newest products in home energy technologies.

  3. 3. Tankless Water Heaters (00:01:00)

    Consider making your home more energy efficient by going tankless.

  4. 4. Winter Spigot Maintenance (00:01:59)

    How to deal with exterior water hose spigot connections during the winter.

  5. 5. Water Heater Maintenance (00:02:07)

    Learn how to drain the tank to prolong the life of your water heater.

  6. 6. How to Remove a Hot-Water Heater

    A traditional water heater will last 10 to 20 years, but it won't last forever. Paul Ryan demonstrates how to remove an old water heate...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. How To Install an Anti-Sweat Valve

    An anti-sweat valve is a component that mixes the hot and cold water, keeping the water tank from sweating. Learn how to install one he...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. How to Install an Outdoor Shower

    Ed Del Grande from Ed the Plumber, demonstrates how to install an outdoor shower complete with a solar water heater.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. Tankless Space Saver (00:59)

    Home improvement expert Karl Champley vlogs about tankless water heaters.

  10. 10. Under-Sink Area Maintenance (00:01:15)

    Maintenance tip: Don't overload the space under your sinks.

  11. 11. Energy Efficient Home (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on creating an energy-efficient home.

  12. 12. How to Winterize a Water Heater

    Learn how to prepare a home for the cold by winterizing the water heater and pressurizing the system.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. Wow! What a Workshop (20:00)

    A spare room in the basement is turned into a workshop.

  14. 14. Casino Garage (04:22)

    The neighborhood gets a Vegas vibe, thanks to the Hayners' casino garage.

  15. 15. Installing a Tankless Water Heater

    Update your hot water heater with easy step-by-step instructions from host Paul Ryan.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
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