Water Heater

Solve your hot water problems with these water heater repair and installation articles.

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  • Fix a Leaking Water Heater

  • Fix common leaks from a temperature and pressure relief valve or a water heater drain valve by checking temperature settings and mineral…

  • Choosing a New Water Heater

  • We walk you through the pros and cons of high tech water heaters - tankless, heat pump, condensing gas and point-of-use models. They save energy…

  • How to Flush a Water Heater

  • Have you flushed your water heater lately? This boring but important chore should be done at least once a year to remove sediment that…

  • Water Heater Venting Fixes

  • Fit a gas water heater vent to a larger existing vent by using a reducer. Avoid changing out the entire gas vent.

  • Extend Water Heater Life

  • Extend the life of your water heater tank and maintain your water heater's efficiency and safety with a few minutes of basic maintenance…

  • Water Heater Installation

  • Worn out water heaters leak, waste energy and can literally leave you cold. This article will show you how to install a new gas or electric…

  • How to Fix a Water Heater Pilot Light

  • If your hot water heater suddenly stops working, chances are a bad thermocouple has shut off the gas to the pilot light. Replacement is an easy…

  • How to Regulate the Hot Water Heater

  • Control the hot water temperature at faucets and showers that don't have anti-scald valves by installing either a mixing valve or a point-of-use…

  • DIY Hot Water Heater Repair

  • Heating elements on electric hot water heaters sometimes fail long before the water heater, but replacing them in a hot water heater is an easy…

  • Replacing a Water Heater

  • When your water heater begins to leak, you have to replace it fast. We'll show you how to install your own gas water heater in less than a day.…

  • How to Dispose of a Water Heater

  • The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how remove and dispose of a water heater. He will show you an easy way to carry a water…

  • How to Test Your Water Heater Element

  • We've all been there - you get in the shower only to realize that you have no hot water. The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton will show you…

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