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Photo Gallery 2008:
Plumbing: Changing an immersion heater element

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Draining the water heater down Removing the water

Draining the water heater down
and removing the top element

Removing the water from the
bottom of the cylinder

The old water heater element Close-up of the burnt-out element

The old water heater element on
the left next to the replacement

Close-up of the burnt-out element

Replacing the thermostats The finished job

Replacing the thermostats

The finished job with both
elements replaced

Cracking the nut Disconnecting the flex

Cracking the nut

Disconnecting the flex from the immersion heater

Fitting the new element Manufacturers tool

Fitting the new element

Manufacturers tool

Old immersion heater in place Removing the electrical connections

Old immersion heater in place

Removing the electrical connections

Removing the immersion heater cover Removing the old immersion heater

Removing the immersion heater cover

Removing the old immersion heater

Removing the seal Removing the thermostat

Removing the seal

Removing the thermostat

Undoing the electrical connections  

Undoing the electrical connections