[elky] Re: OT: water heater

The reason for lifting them off the floor was , when they  are a gas unit,
and in the garage, heavy vapors from gas, etc, would travel along the floor
until they hit the pilot light and then ''boom''

It really makes no diff for an elec heater, for any reason I can see.  And I
agree..hardly anyone drains their heater until it dies ,and is 'cold'
anyway..  otherwise, the hot water would melt my hose (almost) if I drained
it before turning off the power(gas) and letting it cool down.  
And then when you did drain it - flush it- the sediment would keep the valve
from closing tight enough and you'd always have a leak-slow drip.

Jim

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Of Mary McCarthy
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:05 AM
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Subject: [elky] Re: OT: water heater

th;ank you.  That's what I wanted to mention to you Ray.  Code changes may 
require the water heater be on a stand now.  Ours is on the floor, but code 
now it up on a stand or raised platform.  I forget why.

YOu are supposed to hook a hose to it annually and drain it to get rid of 
that sediment.  hahhahahahaha.  LIke I got nuthin' better to do.  We 
replaced the pressure tank a few years ago so I assume most of our sediment 
is stopped there before it gets to the water heater.

Mary
>
> In my current house, it's on a platform in the attic close to the  attic 
> stairs, which are in the garage.  It will be relatively easy to  change 
> when the time comes.
>
> We're replaced more heaters due to sediment than to actually breaking 
> down.  Anyone notice how much heavier an old heater is than the new  one? 
> It's not all due to construction differences.
>
>
> On Jan 12, 2010, at 10:55 AM, Mary McCarthy wrote:
>
>> When these things are initally installed it should be obvious that  at 
>> some point you are going to have to change it, so it should be  put where

>> its easily accessible.
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>> They are hard to change when they're in the attic in a second-story 
>> house. ;-)
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