Water Heater Blanket / Insulation Installation :(Notice this is for a Electric Water Heater installation)
We are now going to tape the "butted" joint up with the supplied white vinyl tape. Tape each joint making sure the blanket it tight, but not smashed! Tape the top all the way around and we are finished! Notice that I did not insulate the top of this unit. In my users manual for this particular water heater it warned not to insulate the top for waring of overheating. Some models may be different so check your manual or your manufacturer's website for this information. If you are able to insulate the top of your tank use the excess insulation from trimming the width of the blanket, also use the rest of the supplied vinyl tape. Thanks for following along with this install, and stay tuned for more energy saving tips to come! Below is our finished insulated electric water heater.
Also note that the Hot and Cold pipes are wrapped at least 24" from the water heater. Wrapping these pipes BOTH with pipe insulation will also prevent heat loss.