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Water Heaters

Water Heaters

Learn more about the tasks you'll perform on a variety of water heater types.

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Water Heaters
  • Pressure Reducing Vavles

  • Thermocouple Testing

    Thermocouples are safety devices on gas appliances with a standing pilot light. In this video, we share how these components can be tested.

  • Recirculation Systems Overview and Troubleshooting

    Recirculation systems are commonly found on domestic hot water systems. In this video, we review the major components of these systems and how they are commonly installed.

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  • Troubleshooting Electric Water Heaters

    Electric water heaters are the simplest water heaters to diagnose. Join us as we go through the troubleshooting process on electric water heaters.

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  • Tankless Water Heater Operations

    With this overview of "how the tankless water heater works" you can easily identify where to start your troubleshooting efforts when service is requested.

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  • Electric Water Heater Tune Up

  • Tankless Water Heater Cleaning

    Water quality can play a huge role in a tankless water heater's performance. Learn how to keep the waterways clear for a longer water heater life.

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  • Gas Water Heater Tune Up

    Preventative maintenance programs can add years of service to the life of your water heater. In this video, we share common items checked when a maintenance visit is performed.
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  • Gas System Maintenance

    Plumbers are called when homeowners smell gas in their homes, Methodical testing and inspection can find almost any fuel gas leak.

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  • Water Heater Gas Line Static Pressure Test

    Gas supply pressure is important for water heaters to work properly. A simple test can verify that adequate delivery pressure is present so that further troubleshooting steps can be taken.

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  • Gas Valve Output Pressure Testing

    The gas control valve is the heart of the water heater and a faulty valve can cause problems. Testing can show if the valve is doing what it should to provide adequate pressure for the burner assembly to work properly.

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  • Relief Valve Replacement

    The relief valve is the safety device installed on all water heaters and vessels that hold water that is heated. This video explains how the proper selection and installation of this device is critically important to the end-user of the device.

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  • Electric Water Heater Replacement

    This video covers the process and steps to replace an electric water heater.

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  • Advanced Sweating Tactics: Running Water

    Working with water systems can be challenging. This video shows you alternative methods and tactics to solder wet lines or lines with running water.

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  • The Art of Threading

    Threaded connections are one of the oldest styles of pipe joining methods still used today. This video shares the best practices of threading pipe.

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  • Pipe Wrench Protocol

    This video shows you the proper and safe way to use a pipe wrench.

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  • Cutting Copper

    This video shows you the proper way to cut copper tubing so that the pipe can easily fit into fittings.

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  • Sawzall Tactics

    Sawzalls are a common tool used by plumbers. In this video, we share tips and tricks so that this power tool can be used effectively.

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  • Hello Dolly

    This video will help you understand how to use a dolly safely while moving large and heavy pieces of equipment.

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  • Lifting Fundamentals

    Life as a plumber increases your risk for back injury. Learn how to carry heavy objects safely.

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  • Proper Use Of A Manometer

    A manometer is a pressure measuring tool that is commonly used by plumbers to test low-pressure fuel gas lines.

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  • Gas Water Heater Replacement

    This video covers the steps taken to replace a gas water heater.

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  • Tankless Water Heater Replacement

    This video covers the steps of replacing a tankless water heater in a residential setting.

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  • Water Heater Element Replacement

    The water heater element is an electrical component in the water heater that heats the water with electricity. This video outlines the process involved with testing and replacing this component.

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