Monday, March 31, 2014

Water Heater Safety

Today's picture is of an interior mounted water heater in a 1980's condo somewhere in Irvine, CA. This particular unit is "Gas" fired. There are a host of issues with the installation, none more important than fire safety.

As you can see in the picture, the close proximity of stored chemicals and combustibles is unacceptable for a gas fired unit. The fire box of the unit is blocked and facing the stored materials as well. Nice touch with the fire extinguisher...

Remember, always use licensed contractors when working on your property, pull those permits when required and when in doubt, error on the side of safety.

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