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INSTALLING YOUR WATER HEATER

Consumer Information
This water heater should be installed in accordance with
the local code authority having jurisdiction, the power
company or electric utility, and this installation manual.
In the absence of local code requirements, follow the
regulations set forth in the latest edition of The National
Electric Code, NFPA 70. This is available from the
following:
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
American National Standards Institute
1430 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
Check your phone listings for the local authorities having
jurisdiction over your installation.
Consumer Responsibilities
This manual has been prepared to acquaint you with the
installation, operation and maintenance of your electric
water heater and to provide important safety information in
these areas.
We urge you to read all of the instructions thoroughly
before attempting the installation or operation of this water
heater. This manual should be kept for future reference.
The manufacturer of this water heater will not be liable
for any damages caused by failure to comply with the
installation and operating instructions outlined in this
manual.
If you lack the necessary skills required to properly install
this water heater or you have diffi culty following the
directions, you should not proceed but have a qualifi ed
person perform the installation of this water heater.
Examples of a qualified person include: licensed plumbers,
authorized gas company personnel, and authorized
service personnel.
Massachusetts code requires this water heater to be
installed in accordance with Massachusetts 248-CMR 2.00:
State Plumbing Code and 248-CMR 5.00.
A data plate identifying your water heater can be found
adjacent to the element door. When referring to your water
heater always have the information listed on the data plate
readily available.
Retain your original receipt as proof of purchase.
Unpacking the Water Heater
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
water heater.
Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
Removing Packaging Materials
IMPORTANT: Do not remove any permanent instructions,
labels, or the data label from either the outside of the water
heater or on the inside of water heater panels.
Remove exterior packaging and place installation
components aside.
Inspect all parts for damage prior to installation and
start-up.
Completely read all instructions before attempting to
assemble and install this product.
After installation, dispose of/recycle all packaging
materials.
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