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Jungle Boy

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I've searched 4150.2 - D, and have also searched the Florida Building Code. No help, so I'm turning to the real pros.

Brand new electric water heater - appears to have been installed well - neat, tidy, connections appear good, no exposed wiring, etc.

However, it is located in a bathroom, within about a foot of the edge of the vanity top. It is not covered or isolated by anything.

I didn't find anything in 4150.2 regarding this, except instructions to refer to the local building code. FBC calls for a water heater to be easily accessed for easy maintenance.

What do you guys think?
 

Chris Colston

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Any permits, Raimo?

How about a photo?
 

Don Clark

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I've searched 4150.2 - D, and have also searched the Florida Building Code. No help, so I'm turning to the real pros.

Brand new electric water heater - appears to have been installed well - neat, tidy, connections appear good, no exposed wiring, etc.

However, it is located in a bathroom, within about a foot of the edge of the vanity top. It is not covered or isolated by anything.

I didn't find anything in 4150.2 regarding this, except instructions to refer to the local building code. FBC calls for a water heater to be easily accessed for easy maintenance.

What do you guys think?

In my City all new hot water heaters require a building permit, installed to current code, and inspected by a city inspector after installation. Believe me, I found out the hard way as my new hot water heater cost over $1,000 plus the permit, plus instattaltion. I would check with the city or county to see is a permit is required, and whether or not it is up to code. Don't just rely on what you find on line.
 

Jungle Boy

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This is my 1st upload into a post
 

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Jungle Boy

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Thanks guys, that's what I'll do.
 
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