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Old 02-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm looking to renovate my kitchen and have limited space. I was wondering whether its possible/legal/per NYC code to install an in cabinet electric oven directly above an electric water heater.

The water heater is 30 inches high and with the plumbing I would install the oven above at around 36 inches off the ground.

I was wondering if I would be breaking any code or whether this is unsafe.

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just to be sure you're talking about a stovetop? I don't see a problem. Why not install HWH in the attic?

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just to be sure you're talking about a stovetop? I don't see a problem. Why not install HWH in the attic?
That only makes sense, in that if the heater decides to turn into a rocket, it only has one layer of Ply & then roofing, vs taking flight out of the basement.

As to the OP, no unless NYC has some screwed up codes, having the oven over the WH makes no difference as if the couch or your bed was over the WH.
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That only makes sense, in that if the heater decides to turn into a rocket, it only has one layer of Ply & then roofing, vs taking flight out of the basement.
I have never wired a hot water heater in an attic before. Is that the norm other places besides where I am at?
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I have only seen them in warmer climates up in the attic, but now more and more people are going with On Demand Water Heaters to get away from the large tank that takes up space.
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I doubt a cold water heater's cold supply lines would not freeze in an unheated attic in NYC.
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I doubt a cold water heater's cold supply lines would not freeze in an unheated attic in NYC.
Come on, it doesn't get that cold in NYC, due to all of the hot air that comes from the Mayor's office. It is just like Chicago. Too much Hot Air from the Politico's.
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Come on, it doesn't get that cold in NYC, due to all of the hot air that comes from the Mayor's office. It is just like Chicago. Too much Hot Air from the Politico's.
LOL heck ya.

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