Garage installation of water heaters

Originally Posted By: rray
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We all know (don’t we) about raising water heaters 18 inches off the garage floor. But is there a maximum height? One of today’s inspections had a water heater raised seven feet above the garage floor, and this in earthquake country!



Home inspections. . . .


One home at a time.


Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Russel,


Sounds more like flood country! ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: Daniel Massuto
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Russel,


I have seen this more in comercial and industrial buildings. Can’t say that i have seen it in a residence yet. but it doesn’t seem like it would be any type of violation except that i would wonder about the TP valve. We know the extension must extend down to the floor level, 6 or 8in. i can’t remember the exact dimension.