Gas tankless water heaters are in great use these days. Users prefer these water heaters as they are provide many benefits. These are easy to store since they do not have any tank attached to them. Also, these tanks consume very little energy since they do not keep heating and reheating water. You are able to heat water whenever you need it. Thus, there is actually no wastage of energy in continuous heating and reheating.
Consumers all over the world are using these water heaters, due to their many advantages. However, when you choose to buy these appliances, you need to ensure that they are well maintained. Though, your plumber is the best person to carry out all the repairs and maintenance, you can still carry out a few basic repairs and maintenance jobs.
A few basic tasks such as some sounds due to loose fitting parts can be easily fixed at home. You needn’t call a plumber for the purpose. If you notice a leakage, you might be able to fix it yourself, so give it a try with some quick tools.
There are some easily available tools, which can be used to repair or fix small problems with the gas tankless water heater. If you have the basic knowledge and if you are quite comfortable with such work, you can carry out the repairs and maintenance all by yourself. Check out some of the most useful tools which are easily available.
Pipe Wrench – This is quite a useful tool which helps in removing or even tightening the pipe nipples. In case the pipe nipple you wish to remove is unlined and made from galvanized steel, you need to be aware. These sections have a tendency to get rusted and if this happens, they might even lose all their crucial structural integrity. If this happens, they might just snap off. Thus, a pipe wrench is quite handy in such a situation. This is used by plumbers all over the world to maintain gas tankless water heaters.
Adjustable Pliers – This is one important tool which helps in opening and also closing jaws which helps in accommodating various kinds of diameters. These pliers are mainly used to tighten the drain assemblies and also for the purpose of loosening flex-line nuts. The back side of this jaw helps in tapping the temperature or the pressure relief valve. This plier has unique rubberized handles which can be used for the purpose of removing standard dip tubes. These are often used in repairing gas tankless water heaters.
Basin Wrench and Crescent Wrench – This is a unique combination and used for mostly removing the drain valves. This wrench is also used for repairing and maintaining water heaters in case they do not work properly. There are jaws which usually lock on the plastic drain valve and close as soon as you are able to reach them. You can easily turn the basin wrench with the help of crescent wrench. There might still be a chance there the drain valve snaps. Thus, this is one of the most important tools needed by experts.
Hammer and Flat- Bladed Screwdriver – In case the plastic drain snaps, if you have a flat bladed screwdriver and a hammer, it will help in getting out of hot water. The towel is quite helpful and helps in absorbing the hot water which comes from the water heater. You can easily use the hammer and the screwdriver which helps in tapping the broken plastic piece from the threads. You can then again valve drain assembly with the help of pipe seal tape.
Hole Saw Bit and Drill – We all know the use of drills and how it looks like. These are one of the most common appliances which are easily available as well. It helps in cutting holes and helps in drilling. This drill helps in cutting steel rings which is usually found in the cold water inlet ports of the water heaters.
These were some of the most useful tools which are available for use. If you are able to carry out the repairs yourself, you can try yourself. If even after using the tools, you notice your problem isn’t getting solved, you should get in touch with professionals as soon as you can.