A Guide To Replacing A Water Heater The Right Way

Water Heater installed in Hastings, MN. This customer had a defective unit and replaced with a new RUUD heater. Troy also goes over the important aspects regarding venting for your new water heater. Some signs to consider with a failing water heater include discolored water, water buildup around the unit, lukewarm water temperature, strange noises, and the length of time since last repair/replacement. If you have a water heater that needs repair or replacement, or any other plumbing need, give us a call!

Watch our Video and You’ll Learn:

  • Important Things You Need To Remember When Doing A Leaking Water Heater Replacement.
  • How To Properly Replace A RUUD Water Heater.
  • What You Need In Installing A New RUUD Water Heater Properly.

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Enjoy this transcript below!

Troy: Hey there. Troy, at Champion Plumbing, out of Eagan, Minnesota. Today, we are in Hastings, and doing another water heater. This is a very, very, very tight little spot. This is the mechanical. Just this tiny little room. Water line’s coming out of the wall. Ceiling gas is coming out of the ceiling.

Teeny tiny spot, for what we’re doing, but what I wanted to show you is, the venting, the furnace, and the water heater, which sits right here. Vent up through the roof. This is single wall venting, which the old water heater had, all single-wall venting.
Nick’s already gotten all of that replaced with B venting, our clearance to combustibles with B venting, again, is one inch.

Our single wall venting is six inches, so. We see a lot of that, where they… I don’t know if they were getting away with it back in the day, or what, but they did. So everything else looks good.

They got combustion air back there, a good gas valve, a good water valve. Tiny, little, little spot, but we’re going to get them back up and running here. If you have a leaking water heater… I’ll show you the new hot water heater.

This is a RUUD brand. It’s a little guy.

So if you have a leaking hot water heater or just any plumbing at all, really, give us a call. 651-365-1340.

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