So I have all the fasteners out now and you see there’s these corner pieces so I’m gonna just push out this door or pops off like this so now we have that awful take the door off that’ll make it easier for us set that back here okay and we’ll take this this corner piece out so now we’re ready to start trying to pry this back and like I said I’m on it to try to use the plastic putty by Ken Oz don’t want to don’t want to scratch up my see how well we can do to let’s see over there to turn the bottom yeah yeah let’s see if anything comes out drop my plug here I’m gonna go ahead and try to thread that just smoothly back in just uh get lost okay all right so now it’s just uh slowly slowly use this out all right now I may not be a video major I realized that dead space there was not good I’ll try to edit that out now with that have a nice clean opening uh I’m easily send my platform uh means to see my wine let me take the camera off and show that there you go a little bit of sealant left around the edges and I’m going to try to clean up because um.
I expect the flanges on the new one are going to go over that and we want that to be a clean flat surface for the new butyl tape – to go on you see there’s a platform built in here so for the water heater to sit on I’m hoping that I’m hoping that don’t have to make any mods there I’m hoping this one will just simply slide in and sit on this sit on this platform the way it is you can see here here’s that here’s that 110 that I cut that we’re not going to use anymore before I I’m going to go ahead and get some electrical tape and I’m going to I’m gonna tape that off and put that back out away um since we’re not since we’re not gonna use that anymore okay.
So well you said all I did there is um put two pieces of tape over the end the length of the wire here and then just wrapped around there that should mess you pretty much feel that connection off again this is not hot it shouldn’t come on with that circuit breaker in the off position and ultimately I might just if this is truly dedicated to that breaker i might just pull that breaker and just to ensure that then never does become hot okay so um as many my friends know I sometimes get ahead of myself and I thought I I measured this the best I could with the unit in and I thought that I came up with the right rough dimensions that this opening would be large enough for the new unit to go in while the cameras been off what I just just found is that’s not the case of course I need another inch and a half up here to make this uh to make this work so I’m not exactly sure how I’m gonna do that yet I’ll bring the video back on when I do obviously obviously my obviously what I’m planning to do.
I guess is because hey I’m not putting the six gallon water heater back in that’s while I could it’s not an option for me at this point I have this new beautiful one sitting here I’m not gonna put in the six gallon back in um so the only concern I have is this is framed this is aluminum framed just for the sides so what we’ll have to do is we’ll have to solve all up to that extra inch and a half that we need and cut this top piece out then I have a buddy who’s contractor coming over and he’s coming over now and we’re gonna we’ll figure out you know how we’re going to shore this up and and either reuse this piece or just put some wood in there I’m thinking we’ll just put some wood across will shore it up over here and here and that’ll be our top top piece so I’ll come back once we once we get that sewer down okay so I I’m back some time has passed and prepared as I tried to be to have everything set up the one thing I just said I did I did not account for how Paul this thing was when I did my rough measurements.
So I am having to cut out a piece that’s about an inch and three-quarter inch and a half inch and 3/4 so that I have the clearance to push the new heater hand what I’ve done anything anytime is I’ve had to run and get some metal jigsaw blades I have a high speed tool of course my battery’s dead or my my souls all and and I picked up some l-brackets so I’m going to use 2-inch L brackets and once I get this metal piece out and I’m going to move it up in the frame up here I’m going to use 2-inch L brackets to secure in the corners and reattach no there’s no aluminum vultures down here so what I’ve done now is I’ve cut up these corners I’ve used a high-speed tool to give me a cut through in here I’m across on the other side and I’m gonna use my jigsaw to come across the other way now I was trying to hold this corner so it doesn’t vibrate but of course my of course my plate well the jigsaw is going to make that difficult so let’s see we must switch tools and go back to using my high-speed tool to make these cuts jigsaw seems to be all right now the cuts don’t have to be perfect there is a flange that’s going to go up here but you want it to be as straight as possible so this lets see where I’m at okay.