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Are there any big worries when switching from gas to electric water heater?

Are there any big worries when switching from gas to electric water heater?


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Old 07-10-15, 11:28 AM
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Question Are there any big worries when switching from gas to electric water heater?

Sorry for such a vague question.

I have a gas water heater in my crawlspace. I hate it.
I want to put an electric one inside, other side of some cinder block where my washer and dryer reside. It is about five feet between the dirt crawlspace and the other side of the cement floor.

Other than turning the gas off and having it capped (or whatever I am supposed to do, can I just change the piping and things not somehow blow up? For the sake of the post, I know you don't know me or my capabilities. Let's just say I am capable of doing it with shark bites and copper piping from HD or Lowe's. I have done minor plumbing, shark bite type. I am not afraid to use the blow torch, if I have to. I don't know about "balancing" the pipes, water, etc., or if there is such a thing. I don't want to cause more problems.

Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 07-10-15, 06:51 PM
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Not knowing your skill level I cannot comment on your capabilities. My biggest concern would be the increase in the energy bills. Electric water heaters cost substantially more to operate than natural gas water heaters.
 
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Old 07-12-15, 07:06 AM
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In addition to Joe's comments you need to know if your electric service is capable . What kind of service do you have (amp rating and wire size).
 
 

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