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Old 01-03-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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A plumber told a person I know that the code now prohibits installing gas water heaters indoors. Can this be true?

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Not true.

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A plumber told a person I know that the code now prohibits installing gas water heaters indoors. Can this be true?
where are they to go???
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maybe he meant in a living space, i.e. it can only be installed in a garage or in a dedicate attic space.

cause otherwise, that don't make no sense. i guess throw it on the roof??
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They can go anywhere, except in a space used for sleeping.

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I think something got lost in the re-telling.
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They can go anywhere, except in a space used for sleeping.



I think something got lost in the re-telling.
Doesn't it still have to acquire it's combustible air from outside of the building?
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Doesn't it still have to acquire it's combustible air from outside of the building?
Yes it does. It's easiest on an outside wall, but not all clients are that accommodating.
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This one is in a basement.

So an outside air kit is necessary?
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Two choises, fill the house with carbion monoxide and die or vent it outside.It's also going to need a stand for it to sit on to get it up off the floor.
Not really a DIY job to do this.
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Doesn't it still have to acquire it's combustible air from outside of the building?
Depends on how much combustion air you have in your basement to support it and furnace,depending on install location of course
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Two choises, fill the house with carbion monoxide and die or vent it outside.It's also going to need a stand for it to sit on to get it up off the floor.
Not really a DIY job to do this.
Uh i think theyre talking about combustion air,not flue gasses.
Not a do it yourself job to install a water heater??????
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This thread is hilarious, Nobody is on the same page
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G2406.2 (303.3) Prohibited locations. Appliances shall not be located in sleeping rooms, bathrooms, toilet rooms, storage closets or surgical rooms, or in a space that opens only into such rooms or spaces, except where the installation complies with one of the following:

1. The appliance is a direct-vent appliance installed in accordance with the conditions of the listing and the manufacturer’s instructions. 2. Vented room heaters, wall furnaces, vented decorative appliances, vented gas fireplaces, vented gas fireplace heaters and decorative appliances for installation in vented solid fuel-burning fireplaces are installed in rooms that meet the required volume criteria of Section G2407.5. 3. A single wall-mounted unvented room heater is installed in a bathroom and such unvented room heater is equipped as specified in Section G2445.6 and has an input rating not greater than 6,000 Btu/h (1.76 kW). The bathroom shall meet the required volume criteria of Section G2407.5. 4. A single wall-mounted unvented room heater is installed in a bedroom and such unvented room heater is equipped as specified in Section G2445.6 and has an input rating not greater than 10,000 Btu/h (2.93 kW). The bedroom shall meet the required volume criteria of Section G2407.5. 5. The appliance is installed in a room or space that opens only into a bedroom or bathroom, and such room or space is used for no other purpose and is provided with a solid weather-stripped door equipped with an approved self-closing device. All combustion air shall be taken directly from the outdoors in accordance with Section G2407.6.
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Two choises, fill the house with carbion monoxide and die or vent it outside.
We were talking about a vent for intake, not exhaust.

The exhaust is vented through the roof. There's already a gas water heater there, we're talking about replacing it when it wears out.
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We were talking about a vent for intake, not exhaust.

The exhaust is vented through the roof. There's already a gas water heater there, we're talking about replacing it when it wears out.
You can still use gas wh indoors. There has been no major code changes. Think about it. How loud do you think the manufacturers would cry if they can no longer produce gas water heaters? The lobbyists would go nuts

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