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Old 02-13-2016, 05:26 PM   #1
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Pic of my old and new water heater. Was trying to match the adapter coming of the old threaded water nipples on top. The one I temp screwed onto my new water heater is what I bought....it's a female adapter. Does it look right? I was concerned because there's are more threads on the nipple than the adapter. Thanks.
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there are always more threads than on an adapter like you have there..just make sure you don't over heat when you are soldering and apply pipe dope and or teflon tape to the threads before you tighten up the adapter...in fact presolder the pipe in the adapter before you install adapter to heater then you for sure won't over heat it...
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dont forget a new ball valve on the cold water feed..
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dont forget a new ball valve on the cold water feed..
Sh$&.. I need that?? Ok.
So if I cut the pipe on both side of the ball valve won't water come pouring out because water is coming up to ball valve. Guess water has to be shut off further down the line.?? Thx
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It's a tapered thread, there's always threads left exposed.
Always best to use Teflon pipe dope not tape.
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Sh$&.. I need that?? Ok.
So if I cut the pipe on both side of the ball valve won't water come pouring out because water is coming up to ball valve. Guess water has to be shut off further down the line.?? Thx
water main.....shutoff..
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