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Old 01-20-2008, 01:44 PM   #21
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Re: "Why?"

Originally Posted by homebild View Post
It is unlikley this is a legal installation or that it was inspected.

Code violations I can spot of the top of my head:

-Single wall pipe in direct contact with combustible ceiling drywall
Looks like B vent, if you look closer, still no clearance.

-No required strapping of water heater in an active earthquake zone
-WH required to be installed at least 18" above the floor of a garage Unless it is a sealed unit)
-Water heaters must be protected from vehicle impact in a garage or be installed a minimum fof 6' above the floor
-No shutoffs for water supplies
Only needs a coldwater side valve most places.

-No disconnects for the water supplies
Not required.
-No supports for the water supply pipes
-Looks like too many bends in the vent connector and vent
-Where's the gas line?
-Doesn't look like the heater has any clearance from combustibles on the shelves. Usually a 2" minimum is required for a gas water heater...
-Vent intereferes with minimum egress height requirements for doors....

This isn't even a legal installation even if it is 'temporary'....

Bottom line is the whole thing looks like crap and wouldn't fly with a fire inspector in east jabib if you handed him a few franklins.


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