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  • #31
    Re: How i get it up

    [QUOTE=MrsSeatDown;234971]
    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
    i had to convert it to jpeg and save it. was a bitmap from my phone

    rick.

    That doesn't sound like thank you to me!
    i guess i could remove my thanks from your post

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #32
      Re: How i get it up

      Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
      LOL-I'm still trying to figure out who keeps taking his pictures.

      Mark
      I know this is an old post but Mark to answer your question it is Josh. You can kind of see his reflection off the tank. You have to look really close.......

      Ridgid should start a wheres Josh section for all of Ricks pictures

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      • #33
        Re: How i get it up

        that's the coolest thing i've ever seen (not the come-along system, well that's neat too) but having exterior closets for hot water tanks, here in toronto we don't have those luxuries, i get lucky if i get a straight set of stairs to the basement, 95% of the time they are narrow and have a few turning landings

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        • #34
          Re: How i get it up

          here is the electric version on a 75 gallon heater.

          used the 2x 4 ceiling joist at 24'' center t hang my 440# harbor freight hoist on a 1.25'' gal pipe and used a set of riser clamps to secure it between the joist from walking.

          the lifting eye is a 1/2'' lifting eye secured with a 1 x 1/2 bell reducer and nipple. by using the lift, i can easily maneuver the heater onto the platform.

          sorry, but there was no one to take my picture this time

          so how do you get it up

          rick.



          heater drained and ready to be lifted.




          the key to lifting the heater. a hardened lifting eye and screwed into the tank.




          getting ready to get it up




          a little cock eyed as it is lifted from just 1 nipple. new heater getting set.



          all finished, no heaters were harmed in the making of this thread.
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          Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 11-25-2009, 02:36 AM.
          phoebe it is

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          • #35
            Re: How i get it up

            Pretty good thinking around things when your alone.

            Here they would make me put a metal pan underneath that heater to "Protect the wooden stand...." I know, I know, FVIR and all. Just talking inspectors...

            Is that a Low NOx heater?

            Have you given up soldering entirely?

            J.C.

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            • #36
              Re: How i get it up

              i needed to make the return line a little longer and pressed in 2- 3/4'' couplings as the water was still dripping. i only shut the cold to the heater and there must be a mixing valve mixing

              why solder when i can press it and forget it

              as far as a pan goes. this is in an open garage and the heater is exposed. no chance of damage.

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #37
                Re: How i get it up

                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                i needed to make the return line a little longer and pressed in 2- 3/4'' couplings as the water was still dripping. i only shut the cold to the heater and there must be a mixing valve mixing

                why solder when i can press it and forget it

                as far as a pan goes. this is in an open garage and the heater is exposed. no chance of damage.

                rick.
                I was told they want to "protect it from fire".

                Mfg. states you can just put them on the floor.

                Low NOx? How much more?

                Thanks.

                J.C.

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                • #38
                  Re: How i get it up

                  0'' clearence for the bottom and the rear. 12'' ontop.

                  strap them tight to the wall for seismic restraint.

                  like my new sheet of drywall on the rear

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #39
                    Re: How i get it up

                    There's a little trick I do that works pretty well:


                    Two wheeler, up against what I'm trying to raise the heater onto. I'll set wood/blocks/whatever it takes to make the height adjustment.

                    Then I'll drop the handles of the two wheeler to the ground, with that water heater whether in the box or not, straddling the center of the flat edge of the two wheeler.


                    Most times this will raise the water heater almost 20" from the ground, and you can start off that height and make it work for what you're lifting to if you build up/shorten the distance this way.

                    My last water heater on a platform was done this way...all I had to do was lift a couple inches and the the work was easy.
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                    • #40
                      Re: How i get it up

                      How are you supporting that expansion tank?
                      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                      • #41
                        Re: How i get it up

                        hi rick.

                        i was looking for a good rope block and tackle,

                        where did it come from?

                        thanks for the info

                        randy

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                        • #42
                          Re: How i get it up

                          By the title of this thread, I was worried that poor little Piper was up for some future embarrassment when reading old post of her great and wise father.

                          Maybe i'm the only one with a mind in the gutter.....

                          Good lifting ideas! I use a"forearm forklift" alot. With one strap, I can usually get into where I need it, after hand trucking it as far as I can.

                          Getting an old one out can be rough at times though.

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                          • #43
                            Re: How i get it up

                            Originally posted by radar_40 View Post
                            By the title of this thread, I was worried that poor little Piper was up for some future embarrassment when reading old post of her great and wise father.
                            There will always be things that Phoebe's daddy does that will cause future embarrassment!
                            I love my plumber

                            "My Hero"

                            Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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                            • #44
                              Re: How i get it up

                              Originally posted by MrsSeatDown View Post
                              There will always be things that Piper's daddy does that will cause future embarrassment!
                              A suspect that may at times be true of mom too.... but we all do silly stuff sometimes.

                              Guy's are probabaly better at it though.

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                              • #45
                                Re: How i get it up

                                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post

                                the lifting eye is a 1/2'' lifting eye secured with a 1 x 1/2 bell reducer and nipple. by using the lift, i can easily maneuver the heater onto the platform.





                                the key to lifting the heater. a hardened lifting eye and screwed into the tank.
                                I'm looking to do the same as shown above, but I'm not sure where I can locate a lifting eye to attach to the nipple (Lowe's? Home Depot?).
                                What dimensions should I be looking for on the eye as well as the reducer?
                                I'll be raising a heater in the attic with a chain fall.

                                Thanks for the help,
                                CFC

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