Hot water tank electrical hookup

Published: 14.02.2017

Do not let the flex conduit come in contact with the water pipes. We brought new cable, from a joist-mounted junction box, to the new tank location by boring holes through the middle of the overhead joists and running the cable along the side of the joists where convenient.

Did you read the beginning of this article?

How to Hook Up an Electric Hot Water Tank. If you get a reading, go to the main electrical panel and turn off the correct circuit.

All you need besides the tubing and fittings are a propane or Mapp gas torch we prefer Mapp gas because it burns hotter and melts lead-free solder better , a tubing cutter, some paste soldering flux, several pads of steel wool, a wire brush to clean the ends of the fittings and some lead-free solder. Mark and cut the pipe, removing any burrs. Originally Posted by ryanh.

These were already in place on our job, but the cable ended nearly 20 ft.

Step 6 Replace the junction box cover. Disconnect the water supply lines. So how many wires do you get anyway? To begin the installation, temporarily thread the valve into the tank and take a measurement between the bottom of the valve and the floor place.

Punch out the knockout hole next to the wires by tapping on it with a hammer and screwdriver. Again bad news, if the reset trips it usually means something more serious is wrong.

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Then cover the threads with Teflon tape, stretching it into place. If you are leak-free, fill the tank.

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