It depends A LOT on where you live!
In California, it is absolutely required,
and the water heater has to be braced. In New Jersey, HD, etc. sell the
flexible pipes, but every water heater I have seen had solid pipes soldered to
I have never heard of an earthquake in NJ...
--- On Tue, 1/26/10,
Mark Andy <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Mark Andy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [Shop-talk] more water heater
> To: email@example.com
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 10:33 AM
> So the water heater
thread makes me ask this...
> I need to replace our water heater, as its
leaking a bit
> under the tank. It was apparently made in '91, so hey,
> Its currently mounted 'fixed' with the water pipes soldered
in directly and a hard gas line.
> I'm wondering when I replace it if I
shouldn't do it with
> flexible water / gas connections to make it a little
> to replace 10 to 20 years from now, as well as to make it a
easier to install.
> I don't care about a few extra dollars. I do care
about chances for leaks / problems.
> Any been there, done that advice?
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