I posted a few days ago on relocating my HW heater to make more living
space in my basement. I purchased a Kenmore (AO Smith) HW heater on
Friday and today I started piping the gas. It was a lot easier for me
to come off the Tee for my furnace than to use the existing gas line,
which will eventually be capped off and enclosed in the wall. You
can't see it in these pics, but the old gas drop is actually more to
the right of the old HW heater. Plus this also let me keep the old HW
heater runnning while I work on the new one. Here are some pics:
Is there anything wrong with doing it this way?
I was refering to the op. He has another post out there asking if
it's ok to use galvinized since he could not find a 1/2" T in black
iron. Just guessing but I'm thinking he's using the T on the pipe to
Something I'm not seeing is the original post you responded to. Are
other people still seeing the original post?
Hey Mikepier - you've started at least four or five threads on your
one water heater installation. It's getting a bit confusing.
A new post on an old thread will still rise to the top.
If someone flagged one thread to keep track of it, they wouldn't
necessarily read the other threads.
People DAGS down the road won't find all of your installation
questions and answers in one convenient thread.
Is there a benefit to starting new threads on the same subject in your
opinion? I can't think of one.
Ok, sorry for the confusion. I don't know how this seperate thread
started, but in any event, as I said in my other post, there is a 1"
pipe coming into the furnace room, which then goes into a 1"X3/4"X3/4"
Tee, where one of the 3/4" outlet feeds the furnace and HW heater, and
the other 3/4" output continues on to feed my stove and dryer. I used
all black pipe, I did not used galvanized, although I almost did
because HD did not have a 1/2" Tee in black, but they had galvanized.
I went to Ace Hardware the next day and they had them.
Thanks for everyones help, and I'll stick to one thread next time.
Alright. You've finished your installation with no worries, and it's
all good. Thanks.
Oh, one more thing - could you give us a heads-up about what you're
next project will be? That will allow people to work up a good head
of steam in advance for the next argument. ;)
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