Installing New Water Valve And Gas Line

This customer had a leak on their water heater which was installed in 1997. We’ll be replacing the water valve, and control valve, including the heater. When we’re out at a customer’s home, it’s our responsibility to ensure all components related to the water heater are up to code, including venting, piping, valves, etc. All these items are inspected prior to our installation, and these required code upgrades are explained to the customer prior to installation. Some signs to consider with a failing water heater include discolored water, water buildup around the unit, lukewarm water temperature, strange noises, length of time since repair/replacement. When the water heaters begin to leak, unfortunately, there is no fix available. If you have any plumbing needs, including a water heater, please reach out to us!

Watch our Video and You’ll Learn:

  • Learn How To Install Water Heater Properly.
  • How To Replace A New Water Valve And Gas Line.
  • How To Diagnose If Your Water Heater Is Running Well.

Listen To The Audio

Enjoy this transcript below!

Troy: Hey, everybody. Troy, Champion Plumbing out of Eagan, Minnesota. Today we are in Minneapolis doing another water heater.
This one, there’s a couple of things we’re going to change. The water heater was leaking.

Homeowner has a small leak on it. It was installed in ’97. So he got a good run out of this. The venting is good, four-inch venting. This water valve we’re going to replace because it’s all corroded on the back. And it’s a gate valve, probably still a lead valve. So we’ll put a good ball valve in there.

We’re also prepared to change out the hard black pipe because the control valves are probably not going to line up just right. So we’ll replace this with soft copper, just like this line right here. I will show you the new water heater, because we already have it down here. That’s the new one and I will chime in when we’re all done.

Hey, guys, I forgot to get a picture of it when it was all done, but I promise you it was pretty. Again, Champion Plumbing, Eagan, Minnesota. We are in Minneapolis.

If you have a water heater, give us a call, (651) 365-1340. Or look us up on the web, And as always, click the subscribe button. Thank you. Bye-bye.

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