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Old 02-01-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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We have two water heaters in our home. One recently needs to be replaced. We were told that it would have to be put on a concrete slab (it is presently in a "crawl" space). The craw space is large and you can easily stand up in it.

My question is whether the pad needs to be poured concrete or if thee is another solution (cinder blocks?). The pad would sit on dirt.

Thanks so much.

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We have two water heaters in our home. One recently needs to be replaced. We were told that it would have to be put on a concrete slab (it is presently in a "crawl" space). The craw space is large and you can easily stand up in it.

My question is whether the pad needs to be poured concrete or if thee is another solution (cinder blocks?). The pad would sit on dirt.

Thanks so much.
Cinder blocks, 2x4's, whatever. Just can't sit on the dirt floor.

I'm not sure what they're called, but they make those high density styrofoam pads like you'd see under an AC unit outdoors. They have kind of a concrete or stucko finish. Maybe check with an HVAC wholesaler in your area.

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