Does this water Heater need two straps?

Is was installed for a small Bathroom near a swimming pool …

Maybe reconnect this one? I recommend connecting the second strap. But as far as a requirement, I do not know.



If you’re in CA, they have a specific list of strap requirements, look it up online for all the details.

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The purpose of the straps is to prevent a ultra-heavy hot water tank from tipping over in a seismic event. Ask yourself, is this baby tank secure enough to stay affixed in an earthquake?