Electric geyser is an essential and widely used home appliance. Correct installation of geyser is very important to ensure effective operation and end user safety. Geyser installation should be done as per manufactures guidelines. It is advisable to call qualified electrician or plumber for installation.
Points to take care while geyser installation:
Ensure that there is sufficient space available for geyser unit. The area or the space must be in-accordance with the size of electric geyser. Always consider the geyser size before installing it in the bathroom or kitchen. Adequate space helps in proper cleaning and servicing of geyser unit.
Correct height from the ground
Geyser unit must be installed at correct height from the ground. A minimum height of 1.8 meters from ground is recommended for geyser installation. To ensure safety, geyser should be fitted away from wet and damp areas like bathtubs and shower areas.
Firm wall structure
For correct and firm installation of geyser, it is very important to prepare the wall suitably. Firstly, a wall plate or frame is fixed on the wall and then geyser is installed on the plate. In case of solid walls hole must be properly drilled and in line to fix wall plate. Special care must be taken in case of hollow brick wall. For hollow brick wall, dig up sufficient space and fill the dug up space with concrete cement. When the cement dries and sets firmly, drill holes for fixing wall plate and later install your geyser. In both cases, fix the wall plate firmly with bolts in order to carry the weight of geyser unit ( with water) safely.
Unblocked water pipes
Before geyser installation get your water pipes checked for any blockage. Make sure that the pipes are clean and clog free for smooth water flow.
Safe electrical connections
When making the electrical connections for geyser, always make sure that the electrical supply has the proper overload fuse or MCB protection. For more knowledge on fuse and MCB refer “6 advantage of MCB over fuse”. Also make sure that the water heater or geyser and electrical supply are properly grounded.
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