Originally Posted by Plumb26
How the heck are you gonna drain this water heater when it leaks...... AND it passed inspections
I have my doubts that this water heater was even inspected. Too bad you did not show us any pics of the exhaust venting. Also, the copper gas line would fail here in Michigan, and I see no sign of a drip leg.
When this heater allegedly 'passed' inspection, did they leave an inspection sticker on the jacket of the heater?
Also, even though the drain valve is facing the wall, I cannot find where it would be a code violation (Even so, I'd NEVER
install a WH w/ the drain valve that close, facing the wall) But to answer your question, there are many ways to drain that water heater. The way the drain valve is positioned/facing - Poses no challenge whatsoever to a professional plumber.