It is not enough just to buy a boiler, it still needs to be installed correctly. If the installation is poor, at some point the boiler may fall or stop working. Gas heaters are best left to professionals, and many can hang an electric boiler. There is nothing difficult here, the main thing is to prepare well and install the device according to the instructions. The advantage of self-installation is saving on payment for the wizard and the ability to remove and hang the boiler at any time.
Distance to the water intake minimum
Initially, you should decide on future location of the appliance. You can choose it, taking into account the following recommendations:
The water heater should be installed vertically or horizontally according to its type; you should not install a horizontal boiler vertically and vice versa. Do not mount the device on the floor. It is advisable to position the water heater above the water flow point.
Attached to the supporting wall
Some requirements for the plumbing system are made:
Before installing the boiler, prepare all the necessary tools and make a marking for fasteners on the wall.
The installation of the storage tank involves making a secure attachment to wall and supply of water pipes. If there is no outlet nearby, then you need to install it. Additional wiring is not required, except for the old wiring, which is in poor condition. At the same time with the boiler it is not necessary to plug other electrical appliances into one outlet.
First, holes or holes are made in the wall under the dowel with a drill or a perforator. Their number depends on the number of attachment points. Then the dowels are inserted, the hooks are hung. For installation of boilers over 50 l only anchor bolts are used.
Connection to water supply
Further installation takes place in the following sequence:
Connection to the network
The time spent on work depends on the pipe material. If the pipes are metal, then time and effort will be needed more than if they were metal-plastic.
Do not drain water from the tank, even if you do not use the boiler!
The appliance is installed exactly, not at an angle, otherwise the heating element may not be completely covered with water, and after a while "burn down."
Instantaneous water heaters
Connecting the flow-through boiler to the water supply is similar. The main difficulty lies in laying the wiring, as the power of the device is 5 kW or more. Plug it into a grounded outlet. The cross section of the electric wire is chosen taking into account the current that is necessary for the appliance.
The installation of electric water heaters does not require any special knowledge, it can do for almost everyone. Pay attention to the preparatory work, so as not to redo all over again.