Once the selection has been made of the heater, regardless of its type, the question is related to its installation.There are two ways: to install the water heater itself or to entrust it to specialists.The second option for most people easier and preferable, but there is one thing - the cost of services.For example, the cost of connecting the boiler to 50 liters in Moscow will cost 100 - 120 USDAnd if you need a replacement of the old, then this amount must be added for the dismantling of 300 rubles.The amount is not exorbitant, but why not try to keep it in your pocket, setting the water heater.
Work to install the heater with your hands takes an average of 2 hours in the presence of all necessary tools.A newly acquired skills will be useful in the future, and the amount intended to cover installation - will remain with you.
- Pros and Cons of the installation of the heater with your hands
- General recommendations
- Installing an electric water heater flow type
- Installing an electric water heater storage type
- Installation of gas cylinder
Pros and cons of installing a water heater with your hands
Folk wisdominsists that we "look before you leap" and only cut once.And I think this rule applies to the choice of methods for installing the water heater.If you do not have even the smallest experience of plumbing work, it is best left to professionals.This is particularly true in cases where the water heater is being installed in the apartment and downstairs neighbors are.If that - something goes wrong, you run the risk of their flood.
But if you try to make repairs yourself, then follow step by step, without any problems, set the water heater.The advantages of self-installation include the following:
- time savings;
- skills that will be invaluable when servicing or repairing the water heater;
- in the case of repair work in the room where the water heater, you do not need to call for dismantling the master.
Schematic picture of the heater installation
In addition to selecting the model and type of the heater, before the start, you should identify the following moments.Position:
- access to the water heater must be free during the whole period of operation;
- wall on which the cylinder is attached must withstand double the weight (i.e., at the capacity of 50 liters. Necessary to calculate a load of 100 kg.);
- if home wiring has not changed for a long time, you need to determine its state-section and the ability to withstand the load of an electric water heater (for example, for water heater with a capacity of 2000W-section of copper wire should be 2.5mm2);
- condition of pipes and risers, if not carried out or a replacement has not withdrawn the "point" to connect the water heater (from my own experience I know that instead of installing the boiler, was forced to change all the pipes in the apartment, as their condition did not allow "crash").
Before starting work on the installation of the water heater Thermex, or any other, prepare all the necessary tools: tape measure, hammer drill with appropriate drill, wrenches and / or an adjustable wrench, screwdriver, two types of wire cutters, pliers.
materials that you will need: a tow, pasta (such as Unipack) or tape FUM, shutoff valves (3 pcs. For the water heater and 2 pcs. To the flow), respectively 2 or 3 tee, the two flexible connecting hose(if there are no included), plastic pipes (footage depends on your circumstances and the connection point).
If replacement is necessary wiring: wire three-wire (length is determined independently), mechanical or electrical outlet.That's all, buy a water heater, all the aforesaid available - you can install.
Installing an electric water heater flow type
distinguishing feature of this type of water heater is its light weight and dimensions, which greatly enhances their place of installation.For example, see the installation of the heater under the sink in the kitchen.But since the water heating should be carried out very quickly, they established a very powerful heating elements.And this in turn makes demands on the wiring, so depending on the performance of the device running cables from 4 to 6mm2.In addition, you should know on what amperage designed counter if less than 40A - will need to replace him.To connect a flow electric water heater you need a circuit breaker 32 - 40A, cord PVA 3X6 or 3X8, in case if you have a flat wiring is not designed for use electric stoves.
solving the problem with the supply voltage, proceed directly to the installation.This type of cylinder has two connection options: permanent and temporary.Temporary made using the shower hose, and during hot water it can be easily cut off and do not use.For this type of connection is due supply of cold water.For this tee crashed into the pipe with cold water, set the shut-off valve and a flexible hose to connect the input of the water heater.Open the cold water tap, open the hot water withdrawal and includes the network for 30 seconds, we get hot water.
When stationary method of supplying hot water and a fence will be parallel to the general water supply system.For this we need two tee, cut them in pipe hot and cold water.Put the valves, the connection do not forget to seal with hemp with sealing paste or tape FUM.Then, depending on your choice of ways to connect, connect the pipe to the cold water entering the heater, cold water is marked in blue.Output of hot water using a hose or composition pipe to connect the hot water shut-off valve.Open faucets and faucet, look at all whether we have sealed if there is a leak - Includes automatic or plug into the outlet of the mixer is to go hot water.When stationary connection method do not forget to close the riser hot water if you live in an apartment building.Otherwise, the heated water will flow into the pipes to the neighbors.
Installing an electric water heater storage type
distinctive feature of the storage-type electric water heaters is their significantly lower price and no special requirements for electrical wiring.It is therefore more common.
consider water heater installation step by step with their own hands:
- at the selected location mark place in the boiler to the wall mount.When using a tape measure to measure the distance between the axes of the holes in the cylinder anchors.By means of the perforator drill dowel holes, depending on the design of the heater can be two or four, usually there are two.Insert the dowel and hammer / twirl hooks.Another point in the markup, measure the height of the holes in the anchors of the boiler and its highest point.It is the same distance with a small margin needs to be met by dowels to the ceiling or the top of the niche in which the installation is performed.If you do not - you can not put the device on hooks.
- Once our water heater mounted on the wall, proceed to connect the aqueduct.If the connection points have already been withdrawn, there is nothing easier - connected by hoses or pipes enter and exit the heater.If the connection is made via flexible hoses - you do not need a tow, astightness of such compounds is achieved by the sealing rubber gasket.On the input of cold water into the boiler (marked in blue) do not forget to install a special valve for pressure relief (shown in photo).It is usually included - if not buy, it should be mandatory.Before shut-off valve, it is advisable to install another tee and connect it to the tap.You can do without it, but then when maintenance will be more difficult to lower the water from the water heater.This point is illuminated in the official video below to install the water heater Ariston.All the junction pulls tow with paste or tape FUM.
- If no pins, they must be mounted.In the event that you have made distributing water pipe with plastic pipe - work for 20 minutes if the metal tubes - is more difficult.For the "tie" tees in addition to the metal pipes of all you need to die with a diameter corresponding to the diameter of the pipe at the junction.You may need an appropriate adapter.Operation is as follows: disconnect the water, cut the pipe grinder at the installation location the tee using threaded ram, pulls tow and connect an adapter or tee to the pipe, then tap and then set as in step 2. Conclusions under the water heater is best to prepare in advance.Will not be described in detail, as this type of work relates more to the installation of the aqueduct, on our website contains articles with a detailed description of these works.
- After the cold water connection, connect the hot water tap with access to the water heater, it is marked in red.In this connection, no additional elements are needed.
- After connecting the water supply system, open the faucet hot and cold water, wait until the hot water tap is no longer leave the air and water flows.Along the way, look for leaks in places that only produced compounds.
- If there is a leak, air is vented from the boiler, connect the power supply.The connection method you choose, it can be a socket or a connection via a separate circuit breaker.In the boiler terminal contacts marked, L - phase (usually corresponds to the brown wire to plug or wiring), N - zero or Return (usually blue) and earth (yellow or any other in the three-core wire).We connect and supplied with the voltage on the heater must light up operation indicator, adjustable temperature control according to the operating instructions and use.
Do not forget to look in the manual to install the water heater Ariston, BAYLISS and many other companies enough cover how to connect.Nothing fundamentally obscure and complicated.
Step by step installation videos heater
Installation of gas cylinder
This section of the article is intended to replace the gas column, becauseif it does not exist at all, you can not install it yourself.You need an appropriate draft, all the required by the law harmonization.Otherwise, it is a violation of the law with consequences.
If the relevant project is available, gas economy made all the proper operation of eyeliner gas pipe to the column, set the gas meter - the rest of the work can be done yourself, ieinstall a gas instantaneous water heater.
The procedure works the following:
- the installation site according to the draft mark up the dowel holes similar to the method described above.Drill holes and hammering hooks.We hang
- gas column in the attachment to the wall.
- Set corrugation for removing carbon monoxide in the flue.One end should fit snugly into the chimney, the other is worn on the outlet of the column.Make sure that the diameter of the bellows to the diameter of the outlet of the gas cylinder.
- connects the gas pipe to place the gas injection in the column with a special certified rubber hose.Open the valve and to start up gas to the column.Prepare a solution of soap and "from the heart" lubricates all just made the connection.Carefully look at these junctions, do not go there "soap bubbles."If they appear, using the key is pressing the hose connection nut and observe helped or not.If you pass this way the gas persists - call gasman.And in the mind, it is better to entrust him with such a connection, the native gas economy.On the one hand more securely and reliably, on the other - to you there will be no complaints.
- next step - water supply.We carry it or use hoses or PVC pipes, it's like you want.The procedure is similar to connecting an electric water heater, but without the additional items.That is, the sequence is as follows: a pipe tee, tap, pipe or hose connection to the column.You can on the cold water pipe to establish a salt filter - it will prolong the life of the column.Entering cold water, similarly as in the boiler, indicated blue.Hot water outlet - red.
- Open the faucet hot and cold water was passed through the system and are looking for the leak.If you find, we eliminate either hold out nuts or rewind tow.Nuts hold out with feeling, without excess zeal, do not tear the thread.
- Once convinced that there are no leaks, install the power supply and open the hot water tap.The column should include the self-heating of the water for a few seconds should go warm water.Adjust the temperature in accordance with the instructions to carry out a gas water heater.
All of the above work is worth 60 USDIf you did everything yourself - you can be congratulated on earnings.