What's your plan for accessing the water heater once the cabinet is built?
Ditto, I'd add the 2 support legs but then you ain't gonna get the heater out. I wouldn't span more than 16" with that load.What's your plan for accessing the water heater once the cabinet is built?
I was planning on installng some cabinet doors. Out of the 3/4" plywood.What's your plan for accessing the water heater once the cabinet is built?
That is how I feel too. So much so that I had the primary water cut off placed above the counter for easy access. My plumber told me it was required to have a seperate one going to the heater, although it is the same supply.Last April our hot water heater had catastrophic failure - it spilled gallons and gallons of water before we discovered the problem and shut off the water. Because of our experience, I would be reluctant to put any barrier in front of a cutoff. Make sure your doors will open freely and will not be obstructed.
Plumbers? What does code say?
Thanks Mop,If you can stand on it, I would not worry about the weight of the counter top. In my state only the MAIN water shut off valve has to be seen. Doors on each side of the 2x center support would be the way to go. However, I would have used PT lumber on the concrete.