unsafe water heaters.

In the last 6 months I've come across two manufactured homes from NC. They both had gravity vent propane water heaters in them( not approved for mobile home install).

I thought on the first, that the original tipped over in transit andsomeone just tossed one in there in place of the approved WH. A gravity vent in a trailer, in a closet with furnace drawing free return. Not good.

This one today was in a closet by itself. draft hood tossed, and the double wall pipe just butted to the top of WH.

They were boh Rheems. So now I'm thinking maybe something a little creative from the factory?