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Installation
Instructions
(cont'd)
Facts to Consider About the
Facts to Consider About The
Location
Convertible
Lower Element
You should carcfully choosc an indoor location for thc ncw
watcr hcascr, bccausc thc placcmcnt is a vcry important consid-
crasion for thc s',ffcv," o f thc occupants in thc building and for
thc most cconomic'£1 usc of thc applbmcc, This _atcr hcascr is
not intcndcd for outdoor installation.
_'hcthcr
rcpladng
an old watcr hcatcr
or putting
thc watcr
hcascr in a nc,,_- location,
thc fi_llo,_4ng critic,a1 points
must bc
obscrvcd,
• Thc location sclcctcd should bc indoors as dosc to and as
ccntralizcd with thc watcr piping systcm as possiblc, This
watcr hcatcr, as wcll as all wascr hcatcrs, will cvcnn_lly Icak,
Do not install without adcquasc drainagc provisions whcrc
watcr flow will causc damagc.
_k CAUTION
WATER HEATERS EVENTUALLY LEAK: Instellat_on of
the water heater must be accomplishedin sucha manner
that if the tank or any connectlonsshouldleak, the flow of
water will not cause damage to the structure. For th;s
reason, it ;s not advisable to install the water heater ;n an
attic or upper floor. When such locationscannot be avo;d-
ed, a su;table dra;n pan should be installed under the
water heater. Drain pans are available at your local Sears
stores. Such a drain pan must be piped to an adequate
draln.
Thc Uppcr Elcmcnt (if a doublc clcmcnt modcl} is a convcn-
tional 3800 watt clcmcnt which only opcratcs at its ratcd
wawagc on 240 volts, (Scc rating plasc on watcr hcascr},
Thc _x_wcrElcmcnt of thc _atcr hcascr can bc convcrtcd from
opcmtion at 3800 _atts to 5500 _atts on a 240 volt _Tstcm,
Rcad and follow _atcr hcascr _asnings and instructions. If"aftcr
t_cading thcsc instructions in this mtmu'al if you do not undcr-
stand any portion, call Scars Scr_4ccCcntcr.
"
_,WARNING
Before making
the conversion
to 5500 watts, check the
(I) power supply...must
be 240 volts, (2) wlrlng...10 gauge
AWG,
Type TW, 60'C
or equivalent,
and (3) Circuit
breakers or fas_ng...capable of 30 amp leading. Also, the
_astellotlon
must
conform
wlth th_s manual,
local codes
and electric otil_ty rules, Failure to comply
can result in
DEATH,
SERIOUS
BODILY
INJURY,
OR PROPERTY
DAMAGE.
CAUTION
INSTALLATION
IN RESIDENTIAL
GARAGES: The I
water heater must be located andtor protected so _t _sI
not subjectto phys_cai damage by a reaving vehicle.
I
* Thc location sclcction must prm4dc adcquatc clcaranccs for
scrvidng and propcr opcrasion ofthc _atcr hcatcr.
NOTE:
_hether
or not the dement
conversion
is made the
mode[ rating plate m_st
be tnagked, Using a hard point ink
pen_ check
the appropriate
block within
the model
rating
platP_ which
is located
adjacent
to the lower access panel,
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