AstroBruce's post reminds me that I should have included in the above that you should bleed all the air out of the water heater and piping prior to starting the heater. I don't know what the effect of air in the lines would be on the gas burner, but it is highly likely that the electrical element would be destroyed. To bleed the system, make sure all valves are in the proper position and turn on the cold water at all faucets one at a time until only water and no bursts of air come out. Repeat for the hot water faucets.
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