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How to Install an Electric Water Heater in a Mobile Home

Mar 13, 2019 | Electric Heating, Electric Water Heaters

It is common for people to wonder whether an electric water heater installation requires the help of a a residential electrician or a plumber. The answer to this is most often that both expertise sets are needed. The plumbing procedures can be relatively involved. Because most water heaters require large amounts of electricity, a certified electrician should always be consulted before installing an electric water heater in a mobile home. At Expert Electric, we know the benefits electric water heaters offer and have experience installing them in every kind of home.

Mobile Homes and Electric Hot Water Heaters

Before installing a water heater in a mobile home, the following precautions should be taken:

  • First, ensure that the heater meets the municipality’s standards for where the mobile home is located.
  • The water heater must be rated for mobile home use.
  • Have an electrician inspect the home’s electrical panel to ensure that it can supply the electricity necessary to run the heater.
  • The space where the water heater is being stored should have sufficient space for ventilation.

When installing an electric water heater, it’s crucial to ensure that all circuits and plumbing connections meet the specific requirements for electric systems. Unlike gas water heaters, electric water heaters have distinct specifications that must be adhered to for safe and efficient operation.

Firstly, the electrical circuit supplying power to the water heater must be properly sized and rated to handle the heater’s electrical load. This includes the wiring, circuit breaker, and any other electrical components involved in the installation. It’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and local electrical codes to ensure compliance and prevent electrical hazards.

Additionally, the plumbing connections for an electMobilehhomesr may differ from those for a water heater. Properly sized and installed pipes, fittings, and valves are necessary to facilitate water flow to and from the heater without leaks or restrictions. Adequate insulation may also be required to prevent heat loss from the plumbing system and maintain water temperature.

How to Install an Electric Water Heater in a Mobile Home

Homeowners can enjoy a reliable hot water supply while minimizing the risk of electrical or plumbing issues by ensuring that all circuits and plumbing connections are suitable for an electric water heater. Professional installation by a licensed electrician and plumber is recommended to guarantee safety and compliance with building codes.

Mobile homes should have electric water heater insurance if something goes wrong.

Electric Water Heater Installation

For an electric water heater replacement, the following steps should be followed:

  • Removing the Old Water Heater
  • Shut off the water and electricity.
  • Drain the current hot water tank.
  • Remove the discharge pipe from the temperature and pressure relief valve.
  • Disconnect the water supply lines.
  • Remove the old electric water heater.
  • Installing the New Electric Water Heater
  • Installing a new drip pan
  • Connecting the temperature and pressure relief valve to the new water heater.
  • Connect the new water supply lines to the tank using a flexible hose.
  • Install seismic straps to keep the water heater from tipping.
  • Remove the aerator from the nearest faucet and open the hot water valve.
  • Begin slowly filling the tank.

You can be sure the tank is full once water begins running from the nearest open faucet. Let the water run for three minutes.

  • Have a licensed electrician connect the wiring from the water heater’s junction box to your mobile home’s electrical supply.
  • Set the temperature of your mobile home’s electric hot water heater.
  • Check the pipes every hour for a few hours to look for leaks or high pressure.

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