Water heater 18" above floor

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  1. Apr 4, 2013 #1

    TravisTea

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    HOw long has it been a code requirement to install a garage water heater 18" off the floor? This house is 20 years old.

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    I'm not sure, but does the code apply to electric water heaters as well as gas water heaters?
     
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    Pretty sure gas only. It's in my gas code not plumbing so I'm pretty sure it doesn't apply to electric but I may be wrong
     
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    Gas only. Not required for electric.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2013 #5

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    Thank you . I do see some electric water heaters in garages on an 18" stand. I guess there is no need for one as you all have stated for an electric water heater.
     

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