New Hot Water Heater Install Information


Many DIY folks install their own hot water heaters. This is a great way to save on some big bucks when compared to having a pro do it. With several new code requirements installing these devices can become a bit tricky as there has been a new added part to the heater that people do not really understand.
Because of the risks of flame roll out from the front of the hot water heaters that you most likely
This is the bottom of one style water heater.
This is the bottom of one style water heater.
The flame and vapor filter and safety device is located here.
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This is another view of the location of the arrestor screen and the exterior filter that you will see in the box with the new heater.
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This is a photo of a old style hot water heater along with the two metal doors to access the pilot light.
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Here you see the view window and sealed combustion face unlike that of the heater that you most likely have installed in your home.

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  • William
    on Jun 26, 2016

    Flame rollout was not the main concern. I have rarely replaced a water heater that had no flame rollout. The main reason to seal the heaters was that people would unknowingly store items in the basement that that were highly flammable and off gas. Gas leaks also posed a danger as the gasses could migrate to the heater and explode.

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