How to Replace a Direct-Vent Water Heater – This Old House

How to Replace a Direct-Vent Water Heater – This Old House

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to install a new water heater when there’s no chimney. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Tools for Replacing a Direct-Vent Water Heater:
– electric pump and garden hose, used to drain water from heater
– tubing cutter
– pliers
– propane torch
– PVC cutter

Shopping List for Replacing a Direct-Vent Water Heater:
– water heater
– power vent
– teflon tape
– copper pipe and assorted fittings, for connecting the water-supply lines
– PVC pipe and assorted fittings, used to vent the exhaust fumes
– PVC with PVC primer and cement
– lead-free solder, emery cloth and flux

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