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Old 10-23-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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New house - builder built water heater closet with open drain hole in center and some slope in the slab. What is the best way to slope/seal cement and what kind of drain should be used? Do we need a drain pan?

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Most city codes require a pan under the water heater. The pan outlet should be run to the outside or to a drain although this is often difficult for a water heater in the basement. In your case it is easy because there is a floor drain.

Since the floor is sloped, you should put shims under the legs or feet of the water heater so the water heater is precisely upright.

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New house - builder built water heater closet with open drain hole in center and some slope in the slab. What is the best way to slope/seal cement and what kind of drain should be used? Do we need a drain pan?
Is this a gas heater?, if so there are special regs. that apply to them.

If all you have is a hole in the slab it sounds like some kind of jerry rig!

Is this heater located in the living area?, local codes probably require a drain pain.

If you are in a earthquake zone, (Calif.), you need the heater succured to the wall

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