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Why VM Plumbing?

VM plumbing services makes use of the latest modern technology for our workmanship. We boast of combined years of quality experience which has always shown in our work and services. We service Los Angeles and its environs; both residential homes and commercial buildings.

We offer a wide variety of plumbing services from installation to repair and replacement. We respond immediately to calls and emergency cases. Upon receiving your call, one of our plumbers will come to your house, inspect the situation and offer the right solution within your budget. We are fully licensed, insured and bonded, so you are sure of the getting the best hands for your plumbing works.

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Call us now for Professional VM plumbing Service

Water heater is one of the important appliances in the home. Its purpose in our home daily activities cannot be overlooked. For kitchen, bathroom and laundry chores a functional water heater is needed. Water heaters come with two major energy sources: electric and gas.

Installing electric water heater might not be as difficult as you have always imagined. If you are a DIY person you should be get your way around installing a new water heater yourself. Before getting down to work, here are tools you need:

  • Tubing (pipe) cutter
  • Pipe Dope or Plumbers Tape
  • Voltage detector
  • Flexible Hoses (needed)
  • Wrench & Screwdriver
  • Sandpaper cloth (it is optional depending on plumbing fittings)
  • Soldering Flux with torch & solder wire
  • Dielectric connectors (it is optional depending on plumbing fittings)
water heater installation

Step by step guide on installing your water heater

 

Step 1: Disconnect the Water Heater from Electricity

Switch the electricity to your water heater at the circuit breaker panel. Use a voltage detector to ensure the water heater wiring is off.

Step 2: Drain the Tank

Allow the water to run cold by opening a hot water faucet. Close off the cold-water supply to the water heater at the top of the unit. Attach a hose to the drain valve of the water heater and drain the tank outside. Open the hot water faucet and the T&P valve to help the water drain faster.

Step 3: Disconnect the Pipes and remove the old water heater

Disconnect the hot and cold-water supply pipes. After you have emptied the tank, remove the old water heater.

Step 4 – Install the New Water Heater

Set the new tank into a drain pan and attach the T&P discharge pipe to the T&P valve. Connect the hoses to the hot & cold heat trap nipples. You can use the dielectric fittings if needed. Use plumber tape to line each end of the connector body threads. Connect one end of the connector body to the flexible hose. Flexible hoses are strongly recommended to make the connections because it is easier and to use and it also serves as serves as a safety feature for earthquakes.

Step 5: Fill the Tank with Water

Disconnect the aerator from the nearest faucet and open the hot water side. Switch on the cold-water supply to the water heater and check if it is leaking. Fill the tank full of water. Water will run from the open faucet when the tank is full. Do not close the faucet until it stops sputtering. Wait for the tank to be full of water before connecting the electrical wiring.

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