Change water heater elements without draining tanks!!!
I have viewed some videos on the internet about changing a hot water heater element without draining the tank first. This is great and saves a ton of time. B...
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Position the new gasket on the heating element and insert the assembly into the water heater tank. Tighten a screw-in type heating element by threading it clockwise into the tank opening with a socket wrench until secure. For flange-type heating elements, insert the four mounting screws and tighten them down securely.
Remove the heating element. Some water heater elements screw into a large threaded opening on the water tank (as in our photo at left). We use a large 1.5" diameter socket wrench to get these elements out as it's easier than bumping around with a wrench. Turn the screw-in heating element counter-clockwise "leftie-loosie" to remove it.
Aug 27, 2019 · If all fails, use hammer to remove terminals and plastic end of element > on the newly exposed surface of the element, drill and tap two 1/4" holes into element > keep holes close to center of element so not to damage the element threads > twist two long 1/4" bolts into holes > use a wrench or vice grips to grab the two bolts and twist to remove element.
Buy a special wrench designed for tightening and loosening water heater elements. Pull the burned element out of its port, which may require some wriggling and twisting if the element has broken...
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