HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are
_ntended to producehot water. Water heated to a temper-
ature whichwill satisfy spaceheating, clotheswashing,dish
washing,and other sanitizingneeds can scald and perma-
nentlyiniure you uponcontact. Some peopleare more I;l_-
ly to be permanently injured by hot water than others.
These includethe elderly, ch;Idren,the infirm, or physical-
ly/mantally handicapped.If anyone usinghot water in your
home f_s into one of these groupsor it there isa localcode
or stete law requMng a certe_ln temperature water at the
hot water tap, then you must _
addit;on to using the lowest possibletemperature setting
that sat;diesyour hot water needs,a means such as a mix.
;ng valve, shall be usedat the hot water taps used bythese
people or at the water heater. Mixingvalvesare ava'llable at
plunnblng supplyor hardware stores. Followmanufacturers
;nstrectlons for instellatlon of the valves. Before changing
on the thermostat,
"Temperature Regulation"section in th;s manual.
HOT WATE R_A
ON WATER HEATER
T_e ilh_srvarion shows the attachment of the water piping to the water
heater.The water heater _sequipped_4th !_#water connections.
If a w_rer heater _sir_-t_ kl a de_cd water supply sT. stem; suc_ as one
_v_ng a back-flowpreventer,check_alve,w_rcrmeterwith a checkv_v_c,
cxc,in the cold",cater sr.ppL_me;_._shall be providedto control thermg
_pa_ion. Contact the localutility or Iocg S_ ServiceCenter on how
to control this galation.
NO'rE_If oslng copper fadslng,solder fathlngto an adapter before
attaching the adapter to the cold _ater inlet connection. Do not sob
der the cold _at_ sopply llne dice_dyto the cold wat_ inlet, It will
luL_ta t he dip tube and damagethe tank.
* Ix_okat _e top coverof the water h_ter. The water ot_rletis marked
hot. Pt_t_¢o or three turns of tenon _apcaround t_e threaded end of
tl_e threadcd-to-sweat cot@ing and arotmd both ends of thc _4"
thr_dcd nipple.UsLng flcxibLc c onnectors,connect _e hot water pLpe
to the hot water outlexof the water heater.
• Look at the top cover of t_e water heater, The cold water inlet _s
marked cold,Put two or th_c turns of teflon rapearound the thro_dcd
end of the thr_dcd-to-s'weatcouplirg and arotmdboth ends of the _"
thr_dcd nipple. Usingflexibleconnectors,connectthe coldwater pLpe
to the coldwater inletof the water heater.
NOTE_Your'w_,tor heater is s_per insulated to minimize heat loss
from the tank, Forther reductionin lu_ loss can be acxomplisbed by
insulating the hot wagerlines firomthe wat_ heater_
(Do not cap or plug)
6_ AIR GAP
T&P Valve and Pipe Insulation
Rcroovc insu_tion for T&P VaLve and pipe connections from carton.
Fit pipe insulation over i:hc incoming co]d water ]inc and the hot
wa_er [inc. Make s_re tha_ the insuLa-
tion is against cl_ccop cover of i:he
N_ T&P VaLveins_daciono_rcr valve.
M'_c sure cleat dsc insulation does
not interfere with the Lever of the
Sc_ct_rc _L im_uLacion u sing tape.