Water heater quick question

Is it ok to have a electrical hot water heater installed in a bedroom?
I think so but just wanted to check.

AO Smith brand 50 gallon

No code issue that I know of.
I don’t call it out unless its missing a drip pan.

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To each his own… :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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It’s fine Mark but a pic would be nice.

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Especially if it’s a “Hot” water heater. Oooo lala!

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Thanks all!

Yes I am calling out no drip pan.

Interesting that there was no plumbers label or install date. Compress fittings were noted.

It might be “I know an uncle” type install.

That’s why I asked.

From what I understand: Electric water heaters in closets are required to have doors when a water heater is installed in them and these doors cannot be left open.

Note in your report: Observation>
No safety pan.
Poor circuit cable, metallic domestic water supply clearance.

What’s wrong with compress fittings?

TPRV discharge pipe looks more than 6" from the floor. Where’s the electrical safety disconnect?
Thermal expansion tank /device? (Closed system?)

Inspection attire? :smile:

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That must be a Canadian thing. Unless I’m misinformed Down Under

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Never gets old.

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Ditto. Same questions here. I wonder why the installer didn’t turn the elements towards the closet opening? This would have resulted in less copper fittings and easy maintenance.

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Simple. Interference with the sliding doors!

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May as well include exposed NM cable and lack of bonding to ground.

PJs and barefooted? Something’s afoot here!!

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The water heater could have easily been rotated. The temperature pressure relief valve could be in the corner with plenty of room for the door to operate and the TPRV to operate or open. This will allow easy access for annual maintenance and element replacement.

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Pajamas and no shoes looks pretty comfy.

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that’s how the master plumbers dress around here…

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This whole thing is kinda fishy…

Trolling for content??

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Also note, the OP claims to have been an inspector since 2003, so why would he ask this question (at all) and on a forum mostly populated with 3 +/- year newbies?

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Something’s afoot here!!

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