Step 8: Plumbing the tank
Screw the Cold water inlet pipe into the lowest hole in the top of the tank. plug all remaining holes with things removed during the preparing of the tank, the drain cock and pressure release valve work fine.
Again, I need my camera working again before I can show you this part, and it is not easy to describe it without pictures. Forgive me.
Cut a slot in the bottom of the lower insulation end panel, and drill two holes in the plywood, probably with a hole saw so your piping can get in and out of the box.