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Location Requirements - Whirlpool Energy Smart Residential Electric Water Heater Installation Instructions And Use & Care Manual

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Location Requirements
Site location
Select a location near the center of the water piping
system, tt 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 water heater to be installed such 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
3rotect 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. Outdoor drains are
subject to freezing temperatures which can obstruct
the drain line. The piping should be at least 3/4"1D
and pitched for proper drainage.
Under no circumstance
will the manufacturer
be
held liable for any water damage in connection
with this water heater.
0
21/2" Max
t
Pipe to
adequate
drain
At least 2" inches
greater
than
the diameter
of the water
heater.
Note:
The water heater shall be located so it is not
subject to physical damage by moving vehicles or area
flooding.
Figure
1
Residential
Garage
Installation
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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