Install a Dedicated Bathroom Water Heater Install a Dedicated Bathroom Water Heater
Installing a bathroom water heater is not hard to do at all if you have the right steps. Here are a few things that you will want to keep in mind when you are doing the installation.
Map It Out
The first thing that you will need to do is map out the entire thing. You want to make sure that the dedicated circuit that you hook up can run from the water heater to the bathroom. Also, you will want to know how this interferes with the electrical outlets as well as where you are going to need to drill in your home to run it through. You will want to go through and decide the best route so that you can drill the least amount of holes as well as having the least interference with other things as possible.
Shut Off the Water Supply
This is one of the most important steps or tips that anyone can give when it comes to working with the hot water heater and hooking up a circuit. It is best to even make sure that you shut off the power in the room that you are working in too especially since you will be drilling holes and working around possible water just in case you come across a wire. You will also want to unplug and shut off the water heater and wait for an hour or so before you begin doing anything near it.
Watch for Other Pipes
This is an important step because you do not want what you are installing to be up against or interfering with other pipes. While you can map this out to begin with, you will also want to make sure that as you are working you are checking to see that even if they are next to each other they aren't touching.
Make sure Your Water Heater Can Handle It
Checking to make sure that your water heater is working properly before trying to attach it to another circuit is a good idea. You can check the valves and make sure that they are running the way they should and you can check for leaks elsewhere as well as the temperature. Then, call the company or a plumber to double check that it is okay to have an attachment on it running to the bathroom.
Test the Supply
Once everything is hooked up you will want to make sure you have people in both the bathroom as well as near the hot water heater to check and make sure that once everything is turned on, you can see that it is running properly and that there are no leaks. You will want to also watch it for a few days to make sure that everything is working the way that it should and there are no problems.
This can help your problems with running out of hot water too quickly. Make sure to wear safety goggles throughout this process and work slowly.