This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Electricity.
In this Badge Bit, you will replace a heater element for a water heater or clothes dryer. Note: dish washers aren't a part of this BB since if you're washing by hand and using your washing machine as a drying rack, the element isn't needed anyway.
Here's a video of a guy changing a water heater element without draining the tank. Sweet!
And here's one of a clothes washing machine. Looks like a challenge, maybe washing by hand isn't so bad after all:
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- replace the element on a clothes washer or water heater
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
- the machine you're starting with and the new element
- the project midway through
- the reassembled machine and the old element
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