How to Install a Solar-Powered Water Heater – This Old House

How to Install a Solar-Powered Water Heater – This Old House

Harnessing the sun’s power with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and plumbing and heating contractor Bob Dudley. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJxBEOhcaq0&list=PLkJADc1qDrr8mfl5BwtXlwYV9zxvbi-Eq&index=21

How to Install Solar Panels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=subiaaXBoDI&index=3&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV

How to Maintain an Electric Water Heater: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTPSoUKiKRs&index=43&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV

How to Flush a Water Heater: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjwENIksoWE&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=175

Tools List for Installing a Solar-Powered Water Heater
[TOOL_IMAGE 1 {Tubing cutter}]
[TOOL_IMAGE 2 {Roofing spade}]
[TOOL_IMAGE 3 {Reciprocating saw}]
[TOOL_IMAGE 4 {Adjustable wrench}]
[TOOL_IMAGE 5 {Crescent wrench}]
[TOOL_IMAGE 6 {Pliers}]
[TOOL_IMAGE 7 {Impact driver}]
[TOOL_IMAGE 8 {Propane torch}]

Shopping List:
[BOLD “Solar collector system”][BR][BR]
[BOLD “Roof shingles”][BR][BR]
[BOLD “Copper pipe and assorted fittings”][BR][BR]
[BOLD “Lead-free solder and flux”][BR][BR]
[BOLD “Emery cloth”][BR][BR]
[BOLD “Teflon tape”]

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