How to Maintain an Electric Water Heater – This Old House

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Keep the hot water flowing with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and Kevin O’Connor. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEEC1XEeK-o&index=25&list=PLkJADc1qDrr9xYewL7dO-TZtaITm0VY2k

How to Flush a Water Heater: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjwENIksoWE&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=125

How to Change a Water Heater Anode Rod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IUNIUZz4Os&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=143

How to Waterproof a Basement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q6go57ySqs&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=119

Tools for Maintaining an Electric Water Heater:
– continuity tester
– heating-element socket
– pipe wrench
– screwdriver

Shopping List for Maintaining an Electric Water Heater:
– heating element
– thermostat

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