San Diego, CA
A property management company called ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing because of a leaking water heater in one of their tenant’s units.
Upon arrival, ASAP found that the tenant’s 50-gallon natural gas water heater was leaking. The tech was asked by the property maintenance manager to replace the leaking 50-gallon water heater with a 40-gallon natural gas water heater instead.
The ASAP tech shut off the water to the unit. He then drained the water heater, removed the earthquake straps, turned off the gas supply and removed the gas flex line. The water heater was removed and replaced with a new 40-gallon Bradford White natural gas water heater. The tech unsoldered the water flex line, soldered new 3/4″ MIPs, installed new flex lines on the hot and cold side and installed new gas flex lines with drip leg. The existing earthquakes straps were reinstalled.
The tech filled the new water heater and tested it for leaks. There are no leaks at this time. The pilot light was turned back on. Lastly the work area was cleaned up.
ASAP recommended to management that the water heater unit be drained once a year.