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Disconnect the Utility Lines (Water, Gas, Electricity)
Replacing a Water Heater

Use pliers to disconnect plumbing


Disconnect Utility Lines
Disconnect the hot water, cold water, and depending on the type of water heater, the gas line or electrical service to the water heater.
  • If you have a gas heater, making sure the gas is off disconnect the gas line to the water heater.
  • If you have an electric heater, disconnect the electrical service to the water heater.
  • To remove the plumbing you may need a pipe wrench, slip joint pliers, or tongue and groove pliers.
  • Disconnect the cold water line by disconnecting it at the shut off valve to the heater.
  • Disconnect the hot water discharge line by disconnecting the hot water line at the union to the heater.
  • Disconnect the flue from the heater.
  • Once the flue, water lines and gas or electric service have been disconnected you are ready to remove the old heater.

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