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    Default Water Heater Closet Door

    The water heater is located in a garage closet with the ceiling open to the attic (1999 home), no combustion air tubes.

    The water heater closet door is approximately 1/4 " thick piece of plywood, using a door hing & bolt to lock it. There are gaps around the door edges.

    Would this type of door configuration be consider okay, proper?

    Brian

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    Default Re: Water Heater Closet Door

    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    Would this type of door configuration be consider okay, proper?
    Does not even need a door, so anything would work ... and no, I did not say "anything" would look professionally done.

    Read this thread: http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...om-garage.html

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    Default Re: Water Heater Closet Door

    Just make sure it is off of the floor by 18" to any spark/flame/ignighter etc.


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    Default Re: Water Heater Closet Door

    and Brian, is the area over the water heater closet that's open to the garage attic also open to the attic over the home?

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    Default Re: Water Heater Closet Door

    If the attic is common to the garage and house, there needs to be a separation somewhere. From your description, it is not right.

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