Water Heater Replacement Questions


Old 07-06-20, 12:27 PM
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Water Heater Replacement Questions

Good Afternoon All.

A few quick question. I have a leaking water heater and I need to replace it. Is there any reason I can not rotate it closer to the HVAC system? Space wise its not an issue but the question is there any code requirements for distance between a gas furnace and a water heater? Or any other considerations I should take into account.

Venting, gas pipes, and water lines should all be usable as it is now.


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Old 07-06-20, 01:48 PM
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You'll have to extend the water lines and modify the gas and flue but you can move the water heater closer to the furnace. Basically they need to be as far apart as service requires.
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Thank you PJ. Yep have everything to make it work. But the rate at which its leaking I was thinking of doing a quick in place replacement. Then one of these weekends drain it and do whatever is necessary to move it where I want it.

Thank you for the info and have a great evening.
Old 07-07-20, 02:41 PM
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In the 3rd picture it appears there is water on top of the unit, is that the leak? Are you sure the tank is leaking and not the piping?
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