I don't know about you but after new parts, band-aiding, and finally leaking all over my floor, I'm ready to see her go. This is feature allows you to search the site. If you are not confident in performing these tasks, don't. Go ahead, put it on backwards The water from this side of the tank is off and emptied so we won't have any real mess to speak of. You still have your flue to hook up but this might be the simplest part of it all. Give it a day.
A clean slate will help to detect any issues before "sticking a fork in" this project.
How to Replace a Water Heater
Hook up the gas line. You still have your flue to hook up but this might be the simplest part of it all. Questions must be on-topic, written with proper grammar usage, and understandable to a wide audience. It's really not that much you see. You simply push the fitting onto the pipe and "voila", you're done.