Plumbing Tulsa hot and cold water to water heater.m4a
[00:00:02] This is Chad with one way plumbing of Tulsa plumbing today to talk about connections to hot water heater.
[00:00:17] If we have time we’ll get into gas that and drain connections maybe with an expansion tank apparatus as well. What we would like to start with is most water lines on a hot water heater tank style or on the top. If there’s outlets on your tank that are on the top generally most purposes the cold is on the right side. If you’re looking at the tank and the Hot is on the left side if you’re looking at the tank. Most standard home hot water heaters hook up with three quarter inch sized piping system and are usually male. Iron pipe threads. They also take system can also have side inlets or connections whereas the hot side is usually towards the top of the hot water heater in the cold side as to the bottom of the hot water heater.
[00:01:24] If this type of installation.
[00:01:30] Is what is taking place in our Tulsa plumbing homes then what you would do is you would need to have a back flow provision or anti-siphon system installed in your Tulsa plumbing home to prevent your hot water heater from siphoning out when the water is off and that line is open up. And this is to help protect the drinking water quality water of our tells of the plumbing systems. A lot of our plumbing tells the customers that. They don’t purchase the side and let hot water heaters. Now an electric hot water heater it’s not any different really than the gas has in the side and it’s an outlet the same as the top. Hot is on the left cold on the right but on both take and tankless systems that cold water always has a shutoff valve shut off valve. So you can turn the water off to your Tulsa plumbing hot water system so that you can make repairs replacements and or adjustments. You can put a shut off valve on the hot side of your plumbing Tulsa’s water system but it is not needed some. There are many fixtures in the house if you turn the water off that if they’re single handle they will mix cold water into the hot water system so you may get some bleed back on the hot water system even though the shut off valve is turned off at the hot water heater.
[00:03:15] So if you turn your shut off valve at the hot water heater and your Tulsa plumbing customer goes to the lavatory faucet in their kitchen or the kitchen faucet and that single handle and they turn the water on the cold water is going to mix into that single handed ball joint unit and bleed cold water out through the faucet and bleed cold water down through the plumbing.
[00:03:43] Tulsa plumbing pipee system of the hot water and therefore the water would come back out at the hot water tank if it’s disconnected. So at that time it might be wise for Tulsa plumbing customer to install a valve on the hot side.
[00:03:58] But other than that you would never need it.
[00:04:05] Now for our Tulsa Plumbing customers every three years or so the decides to get together and see where they can improve on some of the rules and regulations or where they might need to add new rules and regulations depending on new products new manufacturer’s specifications of installations and are Tulsa plumbing homes.
[00:04:32] And one of the items that they’ve come up with is they believe that the Tanks the hot water heater is used to last the around 25 to 30 years and some of the original ones left up to a hundred years. The average Tulsa plumbing hot water heater to they last 10 to 15 years. And that’s because the different materials and trying to keep costs down not using as expensive materials or as materials as what was used in prior installations and our Tulsa plumbing homes. So one thing a hot water heater experience is different pressures and temperatures these pressures and temperatures can really cause a strain on the internal. Hot water tank the hot water tank is a metal tank that it doesn’t rest because it’s lined with glass on the inside to protect it but it undergoes many strains and pressures. The average pressure operating pressure for a Tulsa coming in the home is 80 pounds per square inch on the water system. If you get that 80 pound running at it like a train fulls read coming out of a faucet and they shut that water off.
[00:06:04] The plumbing Tulsa systems aren’t going to break or anything but it does put it under a lot of strain so every time that you turn the water on and off you get a whole stream of water going one way and then you shut it off. And it’s kind of like each car bangs into itself and then backs and kind of fluctuates and then find that sound pressure level evens itself out.
[00:06:36] So you can imagine every time the hot water heater is used where any fixture on hot water is used all that water going through the tank it backs up like a train or a car wreck inside that tank.
[00:06:51] Also what happens is when you.
[00:06:57] Install cold water into an already hot water system thermal expansion can happen.
[00:07:04] And that’s kind of like a bubble or a burst of energy a flash of energy.
[00:07:12] And most plumbing Tulsa’s systems can handle this. And most Tulsa plumbing customers don’t know about it but it will cause that increase in pressure. Now your hot water heater under government regulation is designed to have a temperature and pressure relief valve installed to prevent the tank from experience and so much pressure that damage can occur. They’ve gone so far now as to change the code on the cold side. They would like for you to install an expansion tank. This expansion tanks absorbs.
[00:07:55] It’s designed to absorb all the Tulsa plumbing thermal expansion and Radic pressures and our plumbing Tulsa water systems so that the tank doesn’t experience or receive the full damaging effect of all the Tulsa plumbing.
[00:08:22] Pressures throughout the day in the morning a House will most likely experience a little bit less pressure because everybody in town and on that in that neighborhood has taken a shower generally at the same time within a few minutes or hours of each other. So what happens is the main water lines in the city get to flow in and just like in your home you have that train right now and that train wreck is on a larger magnitude. So when you have 10 or 15 20 homes in that plumbing area using water all at once and then you turn that water off relatively off the same time. Now instead of having a little bitty water wine in our Tulsa plumbing homes that started the train go in you’ve started a train going outside the Tulsa plumbing homes with a large part of why.
[00:09:21] And those larger water lines they may not have any more pressure but they have a whole lot more volume which a bigger train takes a lot longer to stop.
[00:09:32] And so who gets the brunt of that train when it’s moving.
[00:09:38] The homes do and all the fixtures and all the washers the hot water heater inside the home is what experience is all of that pressure. This is where it leaks usually come from. Is this one that washer out or blown that washer out or it’s warped or manipulated the faucet washers in some way.
[00:09:59] This is also what damages the hot water system and our Tulsa plumbing homes. So the thermal expansion takes not just handles all of it. It definitely lessens the effect on all the Tulsa plumbing hot water systems.
[00:10:19] So you always want to install thermal expansion tank on the cold side going into the tank. Now most people that connect to a tank they use a flex line that’s made out of copper has a nut on both ends to the acts as a union. This is directly on the tank and then you have a metal adapter on your water line system and your Telcel the plumbing home now also has that has a connection for the supply line.
[00:10:52] Now your local hardware store and your Tulsa plumbing area. It’ll carry nylon flex lines and they carry the copper flex lines and some of the chrome braided flex lines are all acceptable but I’ve found that the copper one works the best. It does tend to get a pinhole leak in it if your have a reset collation pump on it over the course of maybe 20 years. But they last so much better and they there’s usually a vent coming out of the top of the hot water heater that puts off a lot of heat. And these copper ply lines can handle the heat a lot more than the chrome braided and or nylon ones if are too close you can hook directly up to a hot water tank with some water lines like copper or galvanized but is not recommended to hook directly to a tank. If you’re using PVC or see PVC or PEX I do believe it’s because the vents on the hot water heater they’re trying to protect the piping from getting too hot and becoming weak. You can put cold water up to a hot water heater using PVC but once water becomes hot you are no longer allowed to use PVC it cannot handle the heat. So you have to use what’s called C PVC.
[00:12:19] It’s a material that’s very sad to be seen when the outside diameter is a little different than PVC. It’s a little bit smaller but it is a tougher material to handle the hot side. You also use a different glue and primer on the hot side for Tulsa Plumbing homes.
[00:12:40] When you’re putting in a C PVC line versus a PVC line.
[00:12:48] That’s the best ways to hook up to the hot water heater. Some of those supply lines will have long solder on one end and then have a knot on the other end. Many Tulsa plumbers do that because they don’t want that Tulsa plumbing customers replacing their own tank or supply line. This way you have to call a Tulsa plumber out to replace it. I do not believe in this theory.
[00:13:15] I think that the customer anything you can do to help the customer is better. And there’s plenty of work to do that we do not need to make it harder for other plumbing Tulsa technicians or customers to replace a tank because when I go out there I have to cut it out. Install an adapter and tie back into it. Be easier if we could just unscrew it and keep that way we keep labor costs down and everybody’s happy. If you have any other questions about installing your Tulsa plumbing and hot water heaters or connecting water to them you know give us a call back at 9 1 8 2 9 4 3 3 3 3 and we’ll go over the tankless hot water heaters connections. In another article thank you and have a great day.