Imperial Plumbing serves all of the city of Plano, Texas including the following zip codes: 75023, 75025, 75074, 75086, 75094, 75024, 75026, 75075, 75093.
Water Heater Installation Requirements Info:
Water Heaters above ground or floor
When the attic, roof, mezzanine or platform in which a water heater is installed is more than eight (8) feet (2438 mm) above the ground or floor level, it shall be made accessible by a stairway or permanent ladder fastened to the building.
Exception: A max 10 gallon water heater (or larger with approval) is capable of being accessed through a lay-in ceiling and a water heater is installed is not more than ten (10) feet (3048 mm) above the ground or floor level and may be reached with a portable ladder.
Whenever the mezzanine or platform is not adequately lighted or access to a receptacle outlet is not obtainable from the main level, lighting and a receptacle outlet shall be provided in accordance with Section 502.1.
Thermal expansion control
An expansion tank or approved device shall be installed for the water heater with the addition of a pressure reducing valve or regulator creating a closed system.
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Requirements for discharge piping
The discharge piping serving a pressure relief valve, temperature relief valve or combination thereof shall:
Serve a single relief device and shall not connect to piping serving any other relief device or equipment.
Exception: Multiple relief devices may be installed to a single T & P discharge piping system when approved by the administrative authority and permitted by the manufactures installation instructions and installed according to those instructions.
Location of shutoff valves
Shutoff valves shall be installed in the following locations: