Installing a tank water heater might seem easy but homeowners who refinish their basements often create a number of code violations with respect to the water heater.
Add pan under water heater.
It is placed under the water heater and is an extremely important safety feature.
We can think of six different reasons why water would be in the pan under your water heater.
How to install a water heater drain pan.
Installing a drain pan can be completed within an hour just make sure you have all the materials ready and read on to find out more.
So is a drain pan required under a water heater.
With assistance lift the empty water heater and slide the pan underneath.
Pans and drains a water heater which is located on a built in platform or in an interior location where damage may occur from water leakage is to have a pan with a drain line to the exterior positioned under the unit.
Open the t p valve and completely drain the water heater.
However hot water heater pans which come in a few sizes and are made out of aluminum really should go under any new installs.
In most cases yes.
The ca plumbing code requires this and our experience shows that la county will enforce it.
The tpr valve temperature and pressure relief is leaking it s the device on the top or side of the water heater with a small flip up arm that opens when the water temperature or pressure in the tank is too high.
Once the heater is back in place reconnect the water lines.
Whether you need a drain pan under a water heater is mostly determined by the location where it is installed.
Close the t p and drain valve.
Note that many pans have a discharge hole which should be pointed in the direction you wish drainage to flow.
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A water heater drain pan works as a drip collection unit.