The flood killed my Whirlpool water heater; a supplier is holding a
Bradford White gas water heater for me, although I've never seen it.
After I hung up the phone I found this photo of a Bradford White one has
vents on the bottom (my old one doesn't)--which I guess my new one
probably has. I'm paranoid now about future flooding getting into those
vents. Comments anyone?
The one that's being held is 48-1/2" inches high. I emailed the friend
who's picking it up. He said, "Does no one have the shorter models?" I
think he might be thinking we could elevate a shorter one to keep it
further off the basement floor. I've been looking on the web to see if a
shorter-than-48inches-one exists. Do you know?
Check to see if the tall one has a built in stool. It may be elevated.
They were thinking of doing that to prevent fires from when people spill
solvents on the basement floor. The solvents take longer to be ignited if
the flame is elevated a couple of feet off the ground. That is another
reason to keep it off the floor. May be code now in your area.
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