Replacing a Water Heater

When your water heater begins to leak, you have to install a new one fast.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Electrical tape
  • Plumbers tape
  • Safety glasses
  • Pipe wrench
  • Soldering torch
  • Tape measure
  • Tube cutter
  • Voltage tester
  • Wire stripper/cutter
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Water and gas piping
  • Fittings
  • Solder
  • Pressure relief valve
  • Discharge pipe
  • Pipe thread compound
  • Venting pipe and connectors