How to Install an Electric Water Heater in a Mobile Home

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How to Install an Electric Water Heater in a Mobile Home
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Quite a few of our clients were intriguing about the electric water heater installation process in a mobile home.

Moreover, they were also keen on knowing whether the involvement of a residential electrician or a plumber is MUST or NOT.

To be honest, whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned professional, we always suggest you should consult a technician before installing an electric water heater in your mobile home.

Things to Be Done Before Electric Water Heater Installation in a Mobile Home

Well, before you expedite the electric water heater installation in a mobile home, I would recommend you to follow the below-mentioned steps to prevent any last-hour misadventure.

  • First and foremost, you need to ensure that the heater that you’re installing meets the standards of the municipality in which your mobile home is located – this STEP is very crucial and shouldn’t be IGNORED at any cost
  • Make sure that your water heater is rated for mobile home use
  • The inspection of your mobile home electric system is a MUST by an expert to ensure that the electric water heater doesn’t have to face scarcity of electricity
  • Make sure the water heater installation has sufficient ventilation
  • All circuits and plumbing connections should be compatible with the RIGHT types of an electric water heater installation
  • Don’t forget to get insurance done for your mobile home to deal effectively with any unprecedented situation

Electric Water Heater Installation

I would request you to NOT skip any of the below-mentioned steps in order to reap maximum benefits.

Removing the Old Water Heater

  • First and foremost, you need to shut off both the water and the electricity
  • Once done, you need to drain the current hot water tank
  • Now, it’s time to remove the discharge pipe from the temperature and pressure relief valve
  • Disconnect the water supply lines
  • Remove the old electric water heater

Installing the New Electric Water Heater

  • Install a new drip pan
  • Connect the pressure and temperature relief valve to your new water heater
  • Use flexible hose to connect the new water supply lines to your tank
  • Once done, you need to install seismic straps to keep your electric water heater from tipping
  • The aerator from the nearest faucet needs to be removed and the hot water valve needs to be opened
  • Begin slowly filling the tank
  • You can be sure that your tank is full once water begins to run from the nearest open faucet
  • Allow the water to run for 3 to 5 minutes
  • The wire needs to be connected from the water heater’s junction box to your mobile home’s electrical supply with the help of a licensed electrician
  • Now, it’s time to set the temperature of your mobile home electric hot water heater
  • Lastly, check the pipes every hour for a few hours to look for leaks or high pressure


Moving further, I would be responding to the queries related to the electric tankless water heaters for mobile homes to help you clear your doubts before you make a purchase decision.

Can I put an electric water heater in a mobile home?

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.) established that standards that separate mobile home water heaters from regular heaters.

However, it is REALLY important to understand that you can only use H.U.D approved electric water heaters in your mobile home.

What size water heater goes in a mobile home?

A typical mobile home will use a 120-volt water heater.

How long does a mobile home water heater last?

A mobile home water heater, then you can expect it to last from 8 to 12 years ONLY IF it is maintained properly.

Where is the water pressure regulator located in a mobile home?

It is located where the main water line comes into the house and after the main shut-off valve.

How can I increase water pressure in my mobile home?

For getting the highest possible pressure, you need to check whether the valves inside your mobile home for faucet, sink, shower, etc are working properly or NOT.

Once you’re sure they are working properly, then all you need to do is to open them all the way.

Wrapping Up

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