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DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,445
It's a sweet story but I'm trying to understand the water heater installation.
https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/335325/Elderly-Vernon-couple-winners-of-new-hot-water-tank-just-in-time
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Comments

  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,167
    That is definitely an interesting place for a water heater.

  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,981
    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.
    STEVEusaPAREDD
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 2,414
    They might be from Australia, and like their stuff "Down-Under"
    Edward Young
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    Cleaned & services first oil heating system at age 16
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  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,390
    Crawl space. I've seen that in Wantagh
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  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,115
    Never seen it, couldnt imagine it. Would hate to have to re-light the pilot.
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  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 2,294
    Well, On the positive side, getting to the anode will be pretty easy :D

    Yours, Larry
    SlamDunkBoon
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,863
    How does that even meet Code?
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  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,981
    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?
  • REDD
    REDD Member Posts: 8
    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.
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,981
    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. IIRC
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 4,000
    JUGHNE said:

    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. IIRC

    A regular furnace more or less is too.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 4,000
    SlamDunk said:

    Never seen it, couldnt imagine it. Would hate to have to re-light the pilot.

    Yeah, uh, we're just going to do without hot water until it is light out.
  • Should work fine. It just looks odd.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.