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  • Water Heater Stands?

    Do you put all tank water heaters on stands?

    J.C.

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    Only if the code requires it. They are much easier to replace if they are not on a stand.

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    • #3
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      Been told by inspectors/continuing ed. that ALL gas tank water heaters go on stands. Even with FVIR. And any electric where flammable liquids can be stored near it must go on a stand also.

      Creates huge problems when going to older places for replacement.

      Ex. Gas water heater in a low basement. Gotta put it on a stand. Often can't put it in without remodeling the house.

      J.C.

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      • #4
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        We are required to put them in the garage.In commercial service/supply/mop rooms we raise them up to keep the pilot away from settling cleaning solvent fumes.

        That inspector's lucky he didn't make that call out here.

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        • #5
          Re: Water Heater Stands?

          What Adam said plus now any appliance or equipment which generates a spark or flame must be 18" off the floor in a garage. That includes washers and dryers.

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #6
            Re: Water Heater Stands?

            Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
            What Adam said plus now any appliance or equipment which generates a spark or flame must be 18" off the floor in a garage. That includes washers and dryers.

            Mark
            So,if an electric motor's magnets and armiture make a spark the bottom of a washing machine must be 18".
            These machines are not designed to be put on a platform.I'd like to see some of our senoirs pull wet clothes out of their top loaders on a platform.

            Sure,the expensive front loaders can be.

            What a coinsidence.

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            • #7
              Re: Water Heater Stands?

              Gas water heaters in a garage need to be on an 18" stand, not electric. I have never heard of or seen an electric washer and dryer on a stand in a garage (maybe a new code?) and I don't recall anything about a stand in the UPC required for basements.
              Last edited by Birddoggiest; 04-11-2008, 09:48 PM.

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              • #8
                Re: Water Heater Stands?

                Source of ignition needs to be 18" off the ground. National mechanical code, national fuel gas code.
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