I've noticed some plumbers set water heaters on stands. Is this just in the garage for ground clearance so it doesn't ignite combustible gas? I'm planning on installing an electric heat unit in a laundry room. Is there any new codes? I know it really depends on location, but I do not mind doing overkill. I was thinking about putting a pan under it and sitting the water heater in it. I also noticed new construction doesn't run the pressure relief pipe outside anymore. They just stub it out into the pan. Mine currently runs outside. Should I just connect to that or run it to the pan?
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Setting water heater on stand