Any pics of the water piping? I see it is a bottom feeder. That means there must be a vacuum breaker at the top.
I have never seen a vacuum breaker on one, nor have I installed one or been dinged on inspection for not having one. We have a lot of MH in my area!!
I get the idea for a garden hose, but what do they look like for this situation and could it be someplace other than at the WH itself?
The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ
When you feed the cold in from the bottom code requires a vacuum breaker at the top discharge to prevent siphoning.
2009 IRC P2803.7 Vacuum Relief valve. Bottom fed tank-type water heaters and bottom fed tanks connected to water heaters shall have a vacuum relief installed that complies with ANSI Z21.22.