Installing the water heater.
The location chosen for the water heater must take into consideration the following:
Local Installation Regulations
This water heater must be installed in
accordance with these instructions, local
codes, utility codes, utility company
requirements or, in the absence of local
codes, the latest edition of the National
Electrical Code. It is available from some
local libraries or can be purchased from
the National Fire Protection Association,
Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269 as
booklet ANSI/NFPA 70.
Locate the water heater in a clean dry area
as near as practical to the area of greatest
heated water demand. Long un-insulated
hot water lines can waste energy and
Place the water heater in such a manner
that the thermostat and element access
panels can be removed to permit inspection
and servicing such as removal of elements
or checking controls.
The water heater and water lines should
be protected from freezing temperatures.
Do not install the water heater in outdoor,
Make certain the floor underneath
the water heater is strong enough to
sufficiently support the weight of the
water heater once it is filled with water.
CAUTION: The water heater should
not be located in an area where leakage
of the tank or connections will result
in damage to the area adjacent to it or
to lower floors of the structure. Where
such areas cannot be avoided, it is
recommended that a suitable catch pan,
adequately drained, be installed under
the water heater.
A— Diameter of water
heater plus 2″ min.
B— Maximum 2″
NOTICE: Auxiliary catch pan MUST conform to local codes.
Catch Pan Kits are available from the store where the water
heater was purchased, or any water heater distributor.
ATo open drain, line
should be at least 3/4″ ID
and pitched for proper
Inspect the water heater for possible damage. Check the markings on the rating plate
of the water heater to be certain the power supply corresponds to the water heater