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Old 11-10-09, 09:18 AM
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Two plumbers in Oklahoma, told my wife that before a new water heater can be turned on, it had to be "Sweated in". I know I need to have the pipe from the T & P installed. Anybody know what these plumbers are talking about.

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Old 11-10-09, 01:02 PM
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Welcome to our forums!

Sweating in usually refers to being soldered.
They must be saying your tank needs to be connected by soldering before it can be used.

Has the tank been installed?
 
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Old 11-10-09, 03:09 PM
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The water heater is in place, but not connected. The plumbers giving us a quote have not physically been to the house. That's what I guessed. The existing water pipe is a flexible rubber/vinyl for lack of a better term. I know a copper pipe to the T & P valve needs to be installed. That would be sweated/soldered.

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Old 11-10-09, 09:56 PM
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In some places the water to a WH has to be 'hard-piped' in. Other places require flexible supply lines. KNOW which way is required where you are at!!
 
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Old 11-11-09, 06:07 AM
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Thanks Lefty, I will check into that.
 
 

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