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Water Heaters


What Low Gas Boiler Pressure Means and What You Can Do About It

What does it mean when your gas boiler tells you the pressure is too low? And how do you fix it?


How to Install a Water Heater Jacket and Why It's Essential

Whether you're running an electric or gas water heater, you should consider this water heater essential.


Repairing Common Electric Water Heater Problems

A homeowner's guide for troubleshooting and repairing common electric water heater problems. Many repairs do not require a professional plumber.


No Hot Water? How to Troubleshoot Your Water Heater

Here are some quick troubleshooting tips to get hot water again. Learn how to handle common problems with electric, gas, and tankless water heaters. You may be able do this yourself.


How to Install a Water Heater Yourself Quick and Simple (With Pictures)

A water heater can be one of the more costly items a homeowner is faced with repairing. Here is a step-by-step guide of how I replaced mine so that you can decide for yourself if it's something you can do too.


What to Do If Your Hot Water Heater Is Leaking (With Pictures)

If your water heater is leaking, what do you do? How do you know where it's leaking from? Learn how to locate the leak, decide if it's something you can fix, and ways to extend the life of your water tank here in this article.


How to Light a Water Heater's Pilot Light (With Pictures)

We've all had the pilot light on our water heater go out, but do you know how to get it lit again? Here are a few different techniques to re-light it, whether it's open or sealed combustion.


How to Replace a Temperature and Pressure (T&P) Relief Valve in a Water Heater

The temperature/pressure relief valve (T&P) is an important mechanism for safe operation of a water heater. This article shows how to check your T&P valve and replace it if it's not operating properly.


How to Drain a Water Heater Fast (With Pictures)

Flushing and draining your hot water heater is basic maintenance that's easy to do. Learn how to drain your tank fast and help improve the recovery time and efficiency of your water heater. Save money, get tips, and increase the life of your water tank with these easy-to-follow instructions.


5 Benefits of Using a Solar Water Heater

One of the easiest ways that you can incorporate the principles of green living into your everyday life is by installing a solar hot water at your home. No matter which type of solar hot water heater that you choose to install, they will all afford you these 5 benefits.


Water Heater Repair: Troubleshoot and Replace Thermostats and Elements

One day, your hot water heater will need help. Learn how to troubleshoot and replace thermostats and heating elements.


Choosing an Energy Efficient Water Heater for Your Eco-Friendly Home

What factors should you consider before buying a high-efficiency water heater? And how can you make your old water heater more eco-friendly if you can't afford a new one?

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How to Replace a Hot Water Heater

Instructions on how to replace a hot water heater, a task most homeowners can do quite easily and save considerably in plumbing costs.


Troubleshooting and Repairing Electric Water Heaters

Is your electric water heater broken? Don't call the plumber! Here are step-by-step instructions for how to troubleshoot and repair it yourself.