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Water Heater Safety; Location Requirements - Whirlpool E1A30HS035V Installation And Use Manual

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Location Requirements
Site location
Select a location near the center of the water piping
system.
It must be installed indoors and in a vertical
position on a level surface.
The water heater should be located in an area not subject
to freezing temperatures. Water heaters located in
unconditioned spaces (i.e., attics, basements, etc.) May
require the water piping and drain piping to be insulated
to protect against freezing. The drain and controls must
be easily accessible for operation and service.
Do not use this water heater in conjunction with a spa
or hot tub.
Note: Local codes and requirements
in your area may
require the installation of your water heater be
accomplished in a way that the bottom element is elevated
from the floor at least 18 inches.
Important:
The water heater should be located in an
area where leakage of the tank or connections will not
result in damage to the area adjacent to the water heater
or to lower floors of the structure.
Due to the normal
corrosive action of the water, the tank will eventually leak
after an extended period of time. It is recommended that
a suitable drain pan be installed under the water heater
as shown below. This pan is to protect the property from
damage
which may occur from normal condensate
formation
on the tank or leaks in the tank and pipe
connections.
The pan must limit the water level to a
maximum depth of 2-1/2 inches and be two inches wider
than the heater and piped to an adequate drain. Locate
the water heater near a suitable indoor drain. Outside
drains are subject to freezing temperatures
which can
obstruct the drain line. The piping should be at least 3/4"
ID and pitched for proper drainage.
Under no circumstance
will the manufacturer
be held
liable for any water damage in connection
with this
water heater.
2 1/2" MAX
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PIPE
TO
ADEQUATE
DRAIN
A
TITAN TIlE DIAMETER
OF TItE
_\_A.TER HEATER.
Note: The water heater shall be located so it is not subject
to physical damage by moving vehicles or area flooding.
FIG URE
1
RESIDENTIAL
GARAGE
INS'IS_LLATION
VEHICLE
STOP
DRAIN_
DRAIN
PAN
State of California
Note: The water heater must be braced, anchored, or
strapped to avoid moving during an earthquake. Contact
local utilities for code requirements in your area or call
1-877-817-6750 and request instructions.

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