Remove and Replace the Water Heater
Once the old water heater is fully drained and disconnected, you may remove the old unit.
- Have an assistant help to load the old water heater onto the appliance dolly and remove the old water heater.
- Clean up the floor where the old heater was located.
- Move the new water heater into position lining up the existing plumbing with the water heater's plumbing locations.
- Using a torpedo level or full level, level the new water heater by shimming under the legs until the unit is straight up and down.