How to Install a Hot Water Dispenser Part 3 How to Install a Hot Water Dispenser Part 3
With the wiring and mounting of the dispense heater complete, you are now ready to finish installation for your hot water dispenser. The following steps include mounting the faucet and additional electric work that you will need to do before you can properly use your hot water dispenser.
Step 10 – Mount Dispenser Faucet
The dispenser bracket will need to be mounted no less than 3 feet from the bottom part of the sink. Make sure that the bracket holes are properly marked on the wall and drill the marked locations for the bracket holes. The bracket will need to be screwed completely into the back wall underneath your sink. From there, you will be able to mount your dispenser faucet.
Step 11 – Tubing Connection
A saddle valve will need to be used if the cold water supply consists of copper or vinyl tubing. The valve will need to be attached to the supply tube that goes between the angle stop as well as the faucet. When the valve has been completely tightened around the cold water supply, attach it to the tube that goes between the faucet and the angle stop. Turn the valve clockwise as much as you can after the valve has been tightened. You can also use a 3 way angle stop to replace the cold water angle. This works best with galvanized pipes.
Step 12 – Electrical Service Panel
You will need to begin by taking the cover off of your current electrical service panel. Check the size of the breakers in comparison to the size of the wires. They will need to be the correct size in order for it to work properly. The cable that you are connecting will need to be strapped within a foot of the weather head and the meter base. There should be no more than 30 inches between this and the straps. Make sure that there is one wire for each of the connection points. With the service cable, your neutral conductor will have all of the bare conductors that are in the cable. They need to all be twisted together so that you will be able to make the connection.
Step 13 – Safety
It is very important that you stay as safe as possible whenever you are working with anything electrical. Make sure that everything that you are working on has no electricity going into it. Go to your breaker and double check to avoid the risk of electric shock. It is usually a good idea to have at least one other person available to help you when you are working with the wires and cables. Have a certified electrician look at your work whenever you are finished to approve it so that you will know that it is completely safe. If at any time you feel that you are unable to do the job yourself, contact a professional to either help you finish the job or do it for you.