Blow Off Tube ?
Here in MA, code says the tube has to be within 12" of the floor. But as The Eplumber said, it really only matters what your local code (and inspector) says. Maybe it needs to be within 6"; or be extended to the outside etc, etc etc...
Get clarification from "The Man".
If the inspector didn't say anything about a pan, then you aren't required to have one. Again, in my state, a pan is only required where there is living space below the water heater. No pan necessary in a garage or a basement. PA may be different, but it sounds like he only cited you for the blow-off tube, not a pan, correct?
Last edited by Ishmael; 12-14-2012 at 06:42 PM.