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  1. #1
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    Flexible gas line mounted to Water Heater

    Just wondering if it is bad to have a flexible gas line mounted to the water heater with metal brackets and screws. I had a new furnace and central A/C put in and everything looks great. The water heater and gas line was in the way so they moved it and reattached with a flexible gas line. Is it bad to have screws with brackets right into the water heater? Kind of surprised me a little. Thanks

    Teddy

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    Teddy,

    We need some pictures of the unit in question.
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    Pictures

    Thanks

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    Thats CSST, its legal.
    The screws in the water heater jacket don't look good. But as long as the screws aren't 1", they aren't hurting anything.

    But, your water heater needs the Temperture Pressure Relief valve piped to the floor.
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    The product used is technically not a flex line, which in most jurisdictions is limited to 3-feet. What was used is called corregated stainless steel and again, depending on the jurisdiction, can be used in the fashion it was. As a matter of professionalism, we normally hard pipe up to the ceiling and adapt to CSS from there. But that's just our company preferrence and not a code thing.
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    Although the screw are probably not long enough to hit tank, that is still an idiot manuever.

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    Thanks

    When I noticed it I was a little worried. Fortunitly my water heater has 2" insulation around the tank. Anyone ever seen anything like it?

    Teddy

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    can you show pictures where the csst feeds off the black iron gas line? and some of the csst running up near the flue.

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    Sorry Fenian, my camera battery died. Ill get some more pics later. The pipe I am not concerend about so much, just the screws in the tank.

    beenthere: Whats involved in setting up the Temperture Pressure Relief?

    Thanks

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    Needs piped down to the floor for safety.
    If it were to open, and leave out 210°F water, your skin wouldn't hold up.
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    Speaking of Water Heater Installs...

    Ran across this while house-hunting...

    http://www.idxcentral.com/images/mls...68581_10_n.jpg

    You like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldheathen View Post
    Ran across this while house-hunting...

    http://www.idxcentral.com/images/mls...68581_10_n.jpg

    You like?
    ROFLMAO ....... all it needs is arms and hat and a big happy face on it!
    Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.

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