After a week of no hot water (due to the flood of epic proportions earlier in the week) the new tankless heater was in and available for me to pick up.
Installation wasn’t actually difficult at all.
The Hard Part was the new exhaust going through the roof. I hate climbing into the attic. There are creepy crawly things hanging out up there just waiting for this poor old lady to show her face…….
Back to the heater.
Getting the old one out was a matter of turning off the water and gas, unhooking the pipes, cutting off other pipes..cutting off the vent and dragging that sucker out of my house. (that’s where Michael comes in..lovely young man that hangs around to see what new project I am about to mess up).
You wouldn’t believe the dreck I swept and scraped up off the floor from under that sucker.
Once it was out, the frame was screwed onto the wall and the heater unit slid right down onto the frame and was screwed in at the base.
Then I added the super-duper cool valves………
Then it was add in the new pipes that take the water to and from the heater……..
Then I rebuilt the drain pipes so that the washer and the heater both drain in the same space…. Rube Goldberg anyone? LOL
I plugged it is, turned on the gas and water, and tested it………………and nearly burned my fingers! It Works! WOOT!
Now all I need to do is put in a piece of 3/4 ply on the floor to even it out then the washer can be shoved back into the corner.
On the scale of “is this a project anyone can do”, I’d say it is NOT. You are going to need assistance dragging the old heater out. Everything else is easy if you have any plumbing experience at all.