Hey guys we’re back again I’ve got this old water heater sears came by here and they deemed that my old tank was bad so after a whole lot of waiting around at sears yesterday and a whole bunch of time on the phone with robots and stuff i finally got my new replacement water here so i’m getting ready to take this one out first thing I’m going to do is I’m going to reach down here and I’ve already done it but I’m going to make sure that this pilot light is off I’m going to reach over here turn the gas off I’m going to get up top turn the water off and I’m going to go into the bathroom here right behind you and I’m going to bleed this pressure off the tank shouldn’t take too long okay and before we disconnect anything i’m going to have to hook a hose up down here to this bottom drain valve i’m going to hook a water hose up i’m going to run that outside and i’m going to let this thing run for about.
I don’t know how probably take about 10 or 15 minutes to completely drain this thing out but I’m gonna go ahead and get started with that when we come back I’ll disconnect everything and we’ll get this out of the way ok we’re back I’ve got everything disconnected obviously the lines are all shut off got the gas shutoff and in fact I had to move remove this little this gas line here i’m just hanging it on this other one here just keep it out of the way but i had to remove that because the way this pipe is angled out here it’s going to be a little bit tight there with that gas line in the way so i got that out of my way i got the shot back and sucked out all the remaining water that was in the bottom of the pan and the first time I did this I was able to just pick it up back in two thousand eight and just set the thing in there and I don’t know if there’s still a little bit of water left and this thing or what but I’m worried about doing that so what I’m going to do I’ve got my dolly over here.
I’ve slid I disconnected the drain down here sorry about that I disconnected the drain that you can see it there it went over from between the pan to the floor drain here I got that out of my way and I’m just going to take my dolly and stick my slight I’m going to slide this thing out as far as I can as close as I can to the edge of that wooden block then I’m going to take the blade of my dolly and pick it up and hopefully get it all out of here and one in one sweep and when we come back I’ll have the new one setting in place and we’ll talk about what we need to do to hook it up here we go ok got the old one out I’m going to take this opportunity to check this base here I don’t know if you remember in the earlier video i said i discovered the water heater which is a little out of level this base was not something i put in it came with the house so i’m going to check that out right quick and see if if it is if it is the base at eye level and i want to slope that the downhill side toward the drain over here just so that it naturally you know wants to pull up on the drain side so I’m going to work on that for a moment or two and i’m going to take the shot back and clean up all the you know all the all the little bugs and the spiders and the stuff like that that are in here.
I may even set a couple of those sticky traps back in the back corner there just to catch spiders and stuff we have the brown recluses here in this state so anyhow when we come back I’m going to have the pan back in the new water heater installed and we’ll go over hooking up the fittings [Music] okay we’re back i’m going to go ahead and install this gas fitting it doesn’t come the new unit does not come with one so i pulled this out of my old unit took it out to the shop cleaned it up on the wire wheel it’s ready to install some of a good screw that yeah no place to put a package backup wrench on this I’m just kind of holding on to this control panel here and getting a good snug on it I use the yellow teflon tape it’s designed for gas so you want to do that if you’re messing with natural gas lines or I would assume propane is the same way but I don’t know this is a natural gas system here so i can’t speak to propane tightening up this feed line the flexible line here now believe these are actually flare fittings the you may not need the teflon tape on here but it had it on before so and it never leaks I’m going to go ahead and do the same thing again it’s kind of bending this where I like it so that’s out of the way okay hey guys what else.
We’ve done here I didn’t record this part but I redid the chimney pipe I had to actually take a piece of that out because this new unit is about three inches taller than my old one and luckily I’ve got those flex water lines so that’s not going to be an issue now when regret is is I i put the chimney pipe in and the centerpiece in before i put the teflon tape on the nipples I just wasn’t thinking that they were already installed I’m used to installing those myself but either way it wasn’t that big a deal i just had to pull off some links of teflon tape and stick them on those nipples and get those ready for ready for the next step which will be screwing those on I’ve got the the pipe here I took this out the shop also cleaned it up with the wire wheel so that I can screw that straight in here in a moment just I’m up for my last heater I’m gonna put this back on nothing fancy just a piece of insulation with a hole cut in it so that uh I can stick it over this relief valve here like so probably not necessary it’s just–that’s AI just thought it was.
I had a little extra piece and thought i would do it so okay next I’m gonna stick this overflow pipe in here hopefully it’ll go down far enough looks like it’s going to [Music] you can’t even see that I’ve working up at the top I’ve got you pointed down at the relief valve here I’m just starting these by hand so not to not to cross thread anything I’ve had to readjust my I had to kind of read in these water lines just slightly to get around this pipe you don’t want them leaning up against this chimney pipe it does get hot so keep that in mind okay here goes the hot and being careful enough to put a bunch of pressure on this end over here I want I want the bend to happen up here behind the pipe so I’m grabbing on carefully manipulating this pipe to the shape I need it to be looks like I do right there it started by hand again okay show you guys what we got here just starting those fittings up by hand again I’ve got the teflon tape on them when I’m done here in a bit i’ll put the insulation back around those lines so that the water will stay hot coming out of there as long as you can so just to kind of recap here basically you saw them earlier set the thing in here I adjusted the pan I got the drain back installed although I have not tightened up the little inside not on that yet I’m gonna have to go out the shop and get some pliers and do that but I’ve got it installed it’s back in the pipe over.