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  1. 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. Even if you don't need a new water heater right now, chances are you will within the next few years. Water heaters tend to last seven to 15 years. If yours is getting old, this article is also for you. Replacing a water heater isn't difficult if you're handy with basic tools and have a bit of experience soldering copper.

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  1. Water Heater Installation

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    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 water heater yourself and save a ton of money.

  2. DIY Hot Water Heater Repair

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    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 DIY repair.

  3. Choosing a New Water Heater

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    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 and can save you money as well. When your old water heater dies, consider replacing it with one of these types, as well as efficient conventional models.

  4. How to Repair or Replace Defective Water Heater Dip Tubes

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    Faulty dip tubes in water heaters made between 1993 and 1997 may cause hot water problems and clogging at faucets. This article tells you how to assess your water heater and solve these problems.

  5. Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod

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    Replacing the anode rod in a water heater before it fails can slow down corrosion inside the tank and significantly extend the life of the water heater , sometimes even doubling it.

  6. Extend Water Heater Life

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

  7. Fix a Leaking Water Heater

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    Fix common leaks from a temperature and pressure relief valve or a water heater drain valve by checking temperature settings and mineral deposits. A simple cap solves the water heater drain valve problem.

  8. How to Replace a Water Heater Thermocouple

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    A hot water heater that doesn't heat might just need a new thermocouple. Learn how to replace this inexpensive part and keep your hot water heater working for years to come.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Tankless Water Heater - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Tankless water heaters provide hot water on an as-needed basis, thereby eliminating bulky and inconvenient storage tanks and saving energy at the same time.

  2. Hybrid Water Heater - Bob Vila Radio - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    Now, however, there are hybrid electric water heaters that use super-efficient heat pump technology, paired with a standard electric element for backup, to cut electric water heating costs in half.

  3. How To: Choose a Water Heater

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    FromBobVila.com

    While we often take a hot shower or bath for granted, it's important to note that up to 20% of a household's annual e...

  4. Installing a Tankless Water Heater - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Eliminate that bulky storage tank and save energy in the process by installing a tankless water heater that delivers hot water on an as-needed basis to you and your family.

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work

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    Tim Flynn teaches you how a tankless water heater works in this plumbing repair video.

  2. Tips To Improve Water Heater Energy Efficiency

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    Jim Connors from Rheem explains the top tips to improve water heater energy efficiency.

  3. How to Maintain Your Gas Water Heater

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    Jim Connors from Rheem provides tips on how to maintain a gas water heater .

  4. How to Maintain Your Electric Water Heater

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    Jim Connors from Rheem provides tips on how to maintain a electric water heater .

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Blog Posts

  1. On-Demand Water Heaters

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  2. Repair a portable gas heater with a new thermocouple

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    Portable gas heaters have something in common with gas water heaters . They both depend on a thermocouple. When the thermocouple reaches a certain temperature, it signals the valve to open and let the gas flow to the burner. So if you have a gas heater...( read more )

  3. Checking Things Off the List: Winter 2014

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    FromDIY Diva

    My internal clock is set for some time back in June, but according to the calendar it’s already effing September. That’s how we’re going to...

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