The task of replacing the water heater AGAIN

The poltergeist are running rampant,, truly they are,, Instalation of yet another water heater, (I stole the water heater from my 85 , 5th, its only a 6 gallon, bet better then no hot water.As you can see by the poor photmanship,, You have to literally climb into the lower cabinet under the sink to make the connections. I even had to reconfigure the gas line to connect at the back of the water heater,, when it originally connected at the front of the original water heater.  Now if I can get the stupid connections to quit dripping, I will be set.... Always fun doing plumbing under a sink and contorting the body is ways is wasnt supposed to.. Im gonna be feeling this for the next few days.

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Comment by Lakota Wolf on August 24, 2017 at 1:43pm
So far so good on the water heater install,, after sitting on pins and needles for 2 days, double and triple checking under the sink every chance I get,, there are no leaks, Still keeping fingers crossed that I snotted up the fittings real good and they hold longer then a year,,,
Comment by Daniel Long on August 22, 2017 at 9:33pm

Good night all! The thunderstorms and tornado watches are over in western NYS. Time to rest up and get ready for the early am run to Syracuse to fix and drive our beloved RV home for some clean up and refits for the next trip(s) this Fall!

Comment by Daniel Long on August 22, 2017 at 9:30pm

I wished I was triple-jointed when doing those jobs! Either my arm wasn't long enough or not short enough to get into those spots. Plumbing wrenches and all that help to some extent but in the end it comes down to just pushing on and getting the fittings tight.

Comment by Lakota Wolf on August 22, 2017 at 5:46pm
Ok,,,, the lines have been snotted up with RTV black and let set for 3 hrs,,, knocking on wood,, there wont be any more leaks at the fittings, Its an antique water heater with a pilot light, but she fired up like shes been waiting and heated up a good batch of hot water in about 20 minutes to get some dishes done so can get supper started. Meanwhile Im running back and forth over to the laundry room drying a dozen or so towels that I had down to catch all the water that was spraying out the fittings at each attempt to get them to seal up. And BTW, it was HOT as in, My rearview mirror fell off the windshield and my Placard on the dash melted in a slight curl, in the ole Ford,,,



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