By Steve Willson
Say see you later to equipment installers and repairmen! whilst todays shoppers purchase new stoves, fridges and different significant home equipment, the standard selection isnt an install contractor, yet a house development or electronics warehouse shop, which easily provides the unit to front door. Arranging for set up is now the householders accountability. fitting the application themselves is the alternative of accelerating numbers of owners buying home equipment during this method. For a few home equipment, DIY set up can reduce the price of an equipment through greater than 50%. And equivalent cost-savings is completed by means of the house owner who's in a position to practice uncomplicated upkeep and service initiatives themselves. DIY consultant to home equipment is a accomplished consultant to fitting and appearing simple upkeep on all significant family home equipment, together with washers and dryers, fridges, rubbish disposers, dishwashers, water warmers, ovens, levels and extra.
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So fumes cannot back up into the house. indd Sec2:41 Provision (CPI) •DIY Guide To Appliances CD807-98_3184 TEXT BLACK 41 8/30/07 1:52:44 PM HOW TO INSTALL A GAS WATER HEATER (CONTINUED) 10 three screws per joint. Wrap the threads of the new pressure-relief valve (sold separately) with Teflon tape, and screw the valve into the tank opening with a pipe wrench. 11 12 Solder threaded male adapters to the water 9 Attach the flue hat to the exhaust duct with Attach a copper or CPVC drain pipe to the pressure-relief valve, using a threaded male adapter.
Strip the sheathing from the cable with a utility knife. Also strip the insulation from the wires with a wire stripper. Do not nick the wire insulation. 4 To conform to code, we installed a switched 3 Cut a piece of flexible conduit and slide it over the cable, so the cable is protected from the point it leaves the cabinet floor to when it enters the electrical box. Attach the conduit to the box with a box connector so at least 8" of wire reaches into the box. indd 060 receptacle. Mount a duplex metal box on the cabinet wall.
Use black iron, not galvanized iron, for gas lines. The capped nipple is called a drip leg. The drip leg protects the gas burner by catching dirt particles. indd Sec2:43 Provision (CPI) •DIY Guide To Appliances CD807-98_3184 TEXT BLACK 43 8/30/07 1:52:49 PM HOW TO INSTALL A GAS WATER HEATER (CONTINUED) 17 Clean pipe threads with a small wire brush, and coat the threads with pipe joint compound. Assemble gas line in the following order: control box nipple (1), T-fitting (2), vertical nipple (3), union fitting (4), vertical nipple (5), cap (6).
DIY Guide to Appliances Installing and Maintaining Your Major Appliances by Steve Willson