Water Heater Blanket / Insulation Installation :(Notice this is for a Electric Water Heater installation)
Now its time to wrap the insulation blanket around the water heater. I took the blanket and temporarily held it up to with some pieces of duct tape strapped to the top. Below you can see the tape on top of the unit.
Here you can see the wrapped water heater.
Now trim the excess width off of the insulation blanket so it will fit with a "butted" joint.
After trimming the excess width you will now have to trim out were your heating element panel doors are. The element access doors are not insulated over top of because this may cause overheating of the wires connecting to the elements. Also in the manual it warns not to cover these panels for maintenance.