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Tankless Water Heater Installation – Placement, Valves, and Unions

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Tankless Water Heater Installation – Placement, Valves, and Unions

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Tankless Water Heater Installation – Placement, Valves, and Unions

Posted By Sean Hannity

Once you get everything  wound down hand tight which is your unit  everything looks clean everything is  where you want it now you’ll take your  wrench and you can snug each connection  up I’ll start with the far side get this  one  let’s be super tight just good and snug  you can feel it now if you want to I’m  gonna go ahead and show you on a backup  if you’re gonna back this up you can  back it up with a set of chanteys a  little tighter you can bottom it out  nice and tight channel locks back up  nice and now we’re installed tied in  completed ready to roll now in this case  I’ve got to turn the main water on.

I  would be turning this valve on to  activate the unit that’s unit off right  now so if we’re gonna activate we would  just pull this valve into the run  position pull this valve into the run  position and now we’re operational there  we get into our operation instructions  as far as how does this thing work well  right now you’ve got this handle is in  the run position if you look closely at  the valve you’ll notice there’s a word  run on the valve itself that word run is  just telling you it’s confirming to you  this is in the correct position it also  has an arrow showing you the direction  of flow so your direction of flow is  coming into the unit because this is  your inlet for your tankless water heater home depot unit then you’ll notice this  third symbol here right in the center  which is basically a representation of  the ball inside of here telling you the  telling you what is flowing and what is  not flowing and showing you.

Where your  inlets and outlets are basically the  ball inside of this one is it telling  you direction as low as going this  direction the ball is in a position to  where it has an open on the backside but  not on the front side so that tells you  this front side is closed and there’s no  flow on it which is exactly what you  want same thing with the hot but the hot  is reversed because it is an outlet so  the water flow on this one is coming out  of the unit flowing through and here’s  your arrow and here’s your little word  run again jumps out at you in the run  position so you can read it very clearly  now again you have your position of the  ball and again the ball is showing you  that.

I have flow coming this way plus we  have pressure on this valve which we  need to have because that’s the safety  valve so  when it’s operating that is necessary  that you have pressure there now if we  want to go into a flush position we  wanted a service unit first thing we do  is confirm it’s in the run position and  gently take apart one of these caps and  there may be a little bit of water in  there but in this case there isn’t you  drop that down do the same thing with  your cold again aware there may be a  little bit of water in there and we’re  cleaned so that comes off now you take  your hoses and you simply have to  regular washing machine hoses is all you  need these ones are stainless steel  they’re steel braided a little nicer but  again it doesn’t really matter rubber  ones are fine on like this on and again  these you want to make sure these are  good and snug and they have a hose  washer in there a gasket it should keep  it fairly watertight so you get very  minimal amount of leakage off of it but  you dump those into your bucket and from  there now the only thing left to do is  turn it into a flush position so to do  that.

What you’re going to do is you’re  going to turn your hold position hold  valve first pull it up into the flush  position where you read the word flush  and now what is done is it’s shut off  the flow of water going in so there’s no  flow coming from here into the unit and  it’s allowing all the water to leak out  or drip out or run out through this  little line here the hose down into your  bucket now you’ll do the same thing with  the hot side turn it to the flush  position that now reduces or eliminates  the flow out of the unit and takes  everything that’s inside the unit allows  to flow out through this hose right down  into your bucket and that is the  position you will leave it in through  the entire flush operation okay now our  unit is all tied in back in back on line  ready to work the connections.

That we’ve  done here this is flex connections that  we’ve used on this they’re very simple  very easy you they can look clean but  they’re not the most professional the  most aesthetically pleasing that you  would get like out of a commercial  system sometimes you might be required  to do what’s called a hard plumbing  connection and a hard plumbing  connection most of the time you’re going  to be using what’s called a Union  fitting Union fittings are okay and they  have their use and their approve  concealed spaces or non concealed spaces  and they’re very quite popular fitting  but a better fitting that’s out there is  called a left-right connector or a union  alternative basically this is a new fit  II that’s an exclusive by Charmin this  particular fitting it works like the  old-school left-right nipple and  coupling a lot of you older plumbers  might be familiar with this particular  fitting basically is the same thing as  the left right nipple and coupling but  it’s a lot more versatile it’s made out  of brass it’s approved separator for  dissimilar metals it’s approved to  install on concealed spaces.

It  transitions you from threads to left or  it finishes you from a sweat to a left  and they give you your breakaway you can  also use a reduced juicer in there as  well and incorporate that with the same  fitting so it’s like a multifunctional  fitting that gives you all of the  ability that you would have had with the  old school left right nipple and  coupling but a lot more versatility  because it worked with many other things  it’s IAP moe approved has a UPC stamp  UMC stamp is on that I out my website  evaluations zero one four nine if you  want to read up more on and as an  exclusive fitting available through  Charmin very good fitting very  tight-fitting if you’re gonna do a hard  piping this is definitely the pipe the  fitting we would recommend to you well  with that said I’m gonna go ahead and  let you get off that hot shower I know  you’re dying to get into since we’ve  gone through all this hard work of  figuring out to install our unit so  thank you for staying with us enjoy your  day have a great one and enjoy those  long hot showers.

Written by Sean Hannity

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