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Old 09-25-2015, 11:22 AM   #1
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Don't know if I should even fix the leak without charging them for code upgrades. They tried to tell me a plumber installed it until I told them no way. Then the husband admitted it. I havent done the job yet.
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:16 PM   #2
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Don't know if I should even fix the leak without charging them for code upgrades. They tried to tell me a plumber installed it until I told them no way. Then the husband admitted it. I havent done the job yet.

what upgrades doe it need??

maybe a thermal expansion tank??

drip leg on the gas line???

the wrong kind of drain pipe on the t+p valve???


I like the gas line and he probably used
16 spikes to install that earth-quake strapping
to the stud walls...........
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Been awhile, but IIRC a heater cannot be hard piped in CA...?
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Yeah. No hard piping, t&p needs to be copper,strapping, drip leg, expansion tank, gas line not secured. I'm sure an inspector would not let them vent that out the side of their house. They swapped out a tankless
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Yeah. No hard piping, t&p needs to be copper,strapping, drip leg, expansion tank, gas line not secured. I'm sure an inspector would not let them vent that out the side of their house. They swapped out a tankless
Gas flex too long not over 24", no shut off on cold water inlet, no temble on
on vent though wall to protect wall from hot vent , out side vent has to extend above roof line, straps not properly bolted into studs,
that is all I can see from picture
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That is going to lawsuits rolling in on Rheem Wtr/Htr's from selling though
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Yeah. No hard piping, t&p needs to be copper,strapping, drip leg, expansion tank, gas line not secured. I'm sure an inspector would not let them vent that out the side of their house. They swapped out a tankless

They swapped out a tankless...and they were too cheap to install a power vented one

that is sweet
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I told him $800 for the repairs or I'm not touching it. Waiting for the call back
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How would you fix the vent? Run it straight up the through the roof? I'd probably make them buy the right heater if through the roof isn't possible.
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Call the gas co and have them shut it down. The b vent does not have proper rise plus clearances. I don't see a gas shut off or sediment trap. That alone it should be shut off. Then there is the t&p relief tube, no vacuum breaker, the appliance connector is a no no here. Is it in a garage? No protection from a vehicle.
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