- Aug 21, 2013
- Central Maryland
Absurd. I suppose you rail against Fujimoto drain valves as well, since they are not strictly necessary? On most first-time water heater replacements, you have to cut pipe anyway, since most replacement heaters are not exactly the same height as the old, and the old-style valves always need replacing. Since you are doing that, perfect time to add in a ball valve or two, to make life easier next time.
Originally Posted by maxdustington
Originally Posted by HangFire
Do yourself a favor, while replacing the water heater, install a whole-house shutoff. If you house has more than one story, add a second shutoff to the water heater. That will allow you to swap it out next time without having the upstairs plumbing drain out when you disconnect it. (Yes you can drain some through another sink, but never all).
Why not just replace all the plumbing in the house? Why not just buy a brand new house? Let's spend as much of other people's money as possible!
Originally Posted by JLawrence08648
You should hire a plumber. I'm a believer valves should be soldered rather than Press Fit or Shark Bite which the latter you will be doing due to the lack of experience. All good and accurate advice on here. I also like to have unions in my hot water heater. A shut off valve on the hot water heater outlet is illegal in my State.