outdoor water heater exposed to water


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Old 11-20-10, 02:46 PM
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outdoor water heater exposed to water

Is it ok if the bottom half-inch of a GE water heater is occasionally exposed to water? My water heater is outdoors and the bottom of the enclosure is not water tight, so when it rains, water reaches the bottom of the water heater; not enough to turn off the flame or anything though.
 
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Old 11-20-10, 05:26 PM
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What do you mean 'is it OK' ? of course it's not OK! The thing is gonna rust out... and if the water does get high enough to get to the gas valve, of course you will have bigger problems...

I'm moving your post to the "Water Heater" forum.
 
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Old 11-22-10, 04:04 PM
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by Ok i meant rust, exactly...so the bottom of a water heater not made for wet conditions, damn
 
 

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