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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 69 Water Heaters Projects

  1. 1. Tips on Maintaining a Water Heater

    DIY Network host Tim Hockenberry reveals tips for checking, flushing and maintaining a home's water heater.

  2. 2. State-of-the-Art Showers (02:43)

    See the latest bath innovations, from shower heads to custom seating.

  3. 3. How to Drain a Water Heater

    Most people never give their water heater a second thought — until it stops working. One thing you can do to extend the life of h...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Sheltering Exterior Pipes (00:02:01)

    Watch this piece to learn how to keep exterior pipes from freezing.

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

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

  6. 6. Replacing Worn Gaskets (00:01:21)

    Replacing worn gaskets to fix leaky faucets is today's topic of discussion.

  7. 7. Installing a Gas Water Heater (00:01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for installing a gas hot water heater.

  8. 8. International Builders Show (01:05)

    At the IBS in Vegas, Amy looks at an energy-saving water heater heat pump.

  9. 9. Plumbing- Part 4 (03:47)

    Contractor Matt Blashaw learns just what goes into engineering a toilet.

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

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

  11. 11. How to Replace a Heating Element

    If a water heater no longer puts out hot water, the heating element may need replacing. Learn how to replace a heating element with the...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. Instant Hot Water (03:01)

    A look at an appliance that provides instant hot water.

  13. 13. Water Heater Woes (00:01:55)

    A leaky water heater is a water heater that needs replacing.

  14. 14. Insulation Basics (01:25)

    A Home Energy Savings primer on insulating pipes and water heaters.

  15. 15. How to Secure a Water Heater (00:01:00)

    Secure your water heater to a wall to help prevent damage in an earthquake.

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