Water Heaters

Training Course

This course provides students and practicing technicians with the information and knowledge necessary to understand typical operation of both gas and electric water heaters. It is full of color illustrations and includes end of course review questions that provide students and practicing technicians with the information and knowledge necessary to accurately and safely install, service, and maintain storage-type water heaters.

Structure of the Course

  • Text: read the materials.

  • Video lectures: to help you hear and understand the concepts and content being presented.

  • Review questions: to test your knowledge and comprehension of what you've learned!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Water Heaters

    • Before You Begin

    • Learning Outcomes

  • 2

    Introduction to Water Heaters

    • Introduction to Water Heaters Video

    • ​Introduction to Water Heaters

    • Safety Video

    • Safety

    • Water Heater Ratings and Sizing Video

    • Water Heater Ratings and Sizing

  • 3

    Components and Design

    • Components and Design Video

    • ​Components and Design

    • Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve (T & P Valve) Video

    • Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve (T & P Valve)

    • Sacrificial Anode Rod Video

    • Sacrificial Anode Rod

    • Tank Drain Video

    • Tank Drain

    • Expansion Tank Video

    • Expansion Tank

    • Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) Video

    • Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV)

    • Thermostatic Mixing Valve Video

    • Thermostatic Mixing Valve

    • Piping Components Video

    • Piping Components

    • Gas-Fired Water Heaters Video

    • Gas-Fired Water Heaters

  • 4

    Gas-Fired Water Heaters

    • Gas Piping Video

    • Gas Piping

    • Draft Hood Video

    • Draft Hood

    • Vent Pipe Video

    • Vent Pipe

    • Components Video

    • Components

    • Thermal Cutoff Switch (TCO) Video

    • Thermal Cutoff Switch (TCO)

    • Energy Cutoff (ECO) Video

    • Energy Cutoff (ECO)

    • Flame Arrestor Video

    • Flame Arrestor

    • Flammable Vapor Sensor (FVS) Video

    • Flammable Vapor Sensor (FVS)

    • Burner Assembly Unit Video

    • Burner Assembly Unit

    • Gas Valve Video

    • Gas Valve

    • Pilot Tubing and Assembly Video

    • Pilot Tubing and Assembly

    • Thermocouple Video

    • Thermocouple

    • Burner Video

    • Burner

    • Electronic Igniter Video

    • Electronic Igniter

    • Outlet/Manifold Gas Pressure Video

    • Outlet/Manifold Gas Pressure

  • 5

    Electric Water Heaters

    • Electric Water Heaters Video

    • Electric Water Heaters

    • Typical Operations Video

    • Typical Operation

    • Thermostat and Limit Switch Video

    • Thermostat and Limit Switch

    • Heating Element Video

    • Heating Element

  • 6

    Routine Maintenance Procedures

    • Routine Maintenance Procedures Video

    • Routine Maintenance Procedures

    • Inspecting the Anode Rod Video

    • Inspecting the Anode Rod

    • Flushing the Tank Video

    • Flushing the Tank

    • Check the Inlet Water Pressure Video

    • Check the Inlet Water Pressure

    • Temperature and Pressure (T & P) Valve Inspection Video

    • Temperature and Pressure (T & P) Valve Inspection

    • Checking the Expansion Tank Video

    • Checking the Expansion Tank

    • Inspecting and Cleaning the Burner Assembly and Combustion Chamber (Gas Water Heaters) Video

    • Inspecting and Cleaning the Burner Assembly and Combustion Chamber (Gas Water Heaters)

    • Inspecting the Electric Heating Elements Video

    • Inspecting the Electric Heating Elements

  • 7

    Troubleshooting

    • Troubleshooting Video

    • Troubleshooting

    • No Hot Water - Gas Water Heater Video

    • No Hot Water – Gas Water Heater

    • Pilot Won't Light Video

    • Pilot Won’t Light

    • Pilot Lights But Won't Stay Lit Video

    • ​Pilot Lights But Won’t Stay Lit (No Hot Water - Gas Water Heater)

    • Tripped Thermal Switch Video

    • Tripped Thermal Switch (No Hot Water - Gas Water Heating)

    • Electronic Gas Valve with LED Diagnostic Light Video

    • Electronic Gas valve with LED Diagnostic Light

    • No Hot Water - Electric Water Heater Video

    • No Hot Water – Electric Water Heater

    • Verifying Supply Voltage Video

    • Verifying Supply Voltage (No Hot Water - Electric Water Heater)

    • Open High - Limit Switch Video

    • Open High-Limit Switch (No Hot Water - Electric Water Heater)

    • Testing for Voltage at the Elements (No Hot Water – Electric Water Heater)

    • Testing for an Open Element Video

    • Testing for an Open Element (No Hot Water – Electric Water Heater)

    • Testing for a Shorted/Ground Element Video

    • ​Testing for a Shorted/Grounded Element (​No Hot Water – Electric Water Heater)

    • Not Enough Hot Water - Electric Water Heater Video

    • Not Enough Hot Water – Electric Water Heater

  • 8

    End of Course Review Questions

    • Water Heaters Review Questions

Pricing

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