Hot Water Dispenser Installation

Recentley we provided you with all of the information on a hot water dispenser. Over the course of our next two blog articles we will be providing you with the how to steps on how to install a hot water dispenser. Again, Keep in mind that installing a hot water dispenser unit requires not only plumbing skill but also electrical know how as you will be working with wiring. If you are proficient in both of these areas our next few blog articles then please proceed. However, if you are not fully confident in these areas please contact Caldwell Plumbing and set up a appointment for one of our fully licensed professionals to complete this project for you.

Tools Required
• Power drill with 3/4” bit
• Wire Stripper
• Screwdrivers
• Utility Knife
• Adjustable Wrench
• Measuring Tape
• Tubing Cutter

Materials Required
• Electrical Cable
• Flexible Cable Conduit
• Duplex Electrical Box
• Conduit Box Connector
• Switched Receptacle
• Wire Connectors
• Saddle Valve
• Teflon Tape
• Cable Connector
• 15 Amp Circuit Breaker

Step #1: Drill An Access Hole

First thing you will need to do is to drill an access hole for your new power cable. Using your drill and a 3/4” bit you want to drill this hole in the bottom of your sink compartment cabinet. Now you will need to go into your basement. Locate the hole you just drilled and drill a hole up to align with the hole in the cabinet. Or, you can make different arrangements to run your wiring how you see fit but we do recommend consulting a professional.

Step #2: Fish Your Cable

With the access holes in place you can now fish your 14/2 cable wire from the service panel up through the hole in the basement to the under sink compartment. Once through you can then strip the sheathing and insulation from the cable with your utility knife making sure not to cut the wire.

Step #3: Install Electrical Box

Now you want to slid a piece of flexible conduit over the wires to protect the wires from electrical box to the point where they leave the cabinet. Next, attached the conduit to the box with a box connector allowing a minimum of 8” of exposed wire into the box.

Step #4: Install The Receptacle

Mount a duplex metal box on the wall inside the under sink compartment. Now you want to connect your wires: Ground wire to the receptacles ground terminal, black wire to the brass terminal, and the white wire to the silver terminal. Then mount the receptacle onto the box and finish with the coverlet.

Step #5: Tie Into Water Supply

Water for the hot water dispenser comes from the cold water supply line found under the sink. To tap into it you need to mount a tee on the pip, below the shutoff valve.

Let Caldwell Plumbing Help

Check back with us next week for part 2 of this series on how to install a hot water dispenser. Alternatively if you would like Caldwell Plumbing to install a bidet for you please book an appointment with Caldwell Plumbing todayWe provide plumbing service to Toronto, the GTA, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa and the rest of Durham Region.