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DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,248
It's a sweet story but I'm trying to understand the water heater installation.
Retired and loving it.
That is definitely an interesting place for a water heater.
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My best guess is that they have a crawl space with limited height.
Old heater was a shorty, maybe not good clearances for single wall vent.
Or some flood protection required to raise the tank.
Could have put it completely on the first floor....looks like they have a shelf above it so the footprint in not completely used up by tank.2
Crawl space. I've seen that in WantaghTo learn more about this professional, click here to visit their ad in Find A Contractor.0
How does that even meet Code?All Steamed Up, Inc.
Towson, MD, USA
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Oil & Gas Burner Service
This could be in an area without code enforcement.
I know some inspector could find some violation, but not sure what?
Maybe lack of fire stopping between floors.....wait, like an open stairway to a basement?0
Could this be a Fire Code Violation? Opening in floor for Heating appliance installation? The draft across the floor might be noticeable, maybe it will get rid of some dust bunnies.0
Old school floor furnaces were in a hole in the floor....handy thing was being able to light the pilot from above on some models. IIRC0
Should work fine. It just looks odd.8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hourTwo btu/ per sq ft for degree difference for a slab0
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