Water Heaters

Discover the types of water heaters best for your home and how to maintain or repair the system vital to your water supply needs.

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    Tankless Water Heater Guide

    Tankless water heaters take up much less space than storage water heaters as they heat the water directly. Discover why one of them is best for your home.

    DIY Water Heater Testing and Repair

    Heating elements on electric hot water heaters sometimes fail long before the water heater, but replacing them in a hot...


    How to Fix a Water Heater Pilot Light

    Replacing the thermocouple usually does the trick.


    How to Flush a Water Heater

    Extend the life of your water heater: Learn how to drain water heater fluid and get your water heater running...


    Makita’s New Line of Pro Cleaning Tools Goes Cordless

    Everything you need to know about Makita's new line of cordless, pro-grade cleaning tools.

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    How to Extend Your Water Heater’s Lifespan

    A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing and extends your water heater's lifespan.


    Water Heater Venting Fixes

    Use a reducer to solve a water heater vent size problem

    How to Regulate the Hot Water Heater

    Install temperature regulating valves without tearing up the bathtub wall


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    Why You Should Invest in a Tankless Water Heater

    If you're looking to make an investment in your home, a tankless water heater is a good place to start....


    Water Heater Installation

    Replace it yourself and save hundreds of dollars!


    How to Install a Power-Vented Water Heater

    Power vents simplify a gas hot water heater installation

    DIY Water Heater Installation

    When your water heater begins to leak, you have to install a new one fast.


    Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod

    Double the life of your water heater with this simple repair


    Choosing a New Water Heater

    New technology can save energy and money



    5 Highest-Paying States for Masonry Contractors

    Take a look at the five states with the highest average professional masonry contractor salaries across the U.S.

    7 Tankless Water Heater Myths You Need to Stop Believing

    These myths might make you think tankless water heaters aren't effective!


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    How to Adjust Your Water Heater’s Temperature

    Be safe—keep the water heater temperature setting at 120 degrees F.


    How to Fix a Leaking Water Heater

    Simple solutions for common water heater leaks.


    How to Replace a Water Heater Thermocouple

    Save your hot water heater with a new thermocouple!


    This Mistake Can Launch Your Water Heater Through Your Roof

    As water heats up, it expands with tremendous force—enough to fracture the tank and launch the water heater through the...


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    How to Test Your Water Heater Element

    We've all been there - you get in the shower only to realize that you have no hot water.


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    How to Dispose of a Water Heater

    The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how remove and dispose of a water heater.


    Get a Smart Water Heater

    Control your water heater remotely with a smartphone

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    How to Repair or Replace Defective Water Heater Dip Tubes

    Check your water heater in case you have a defective dip tube.