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    Default water heater accident statistics: where to find?

    Where would i find water heater accident statistics. The Federal statistic collectors and holder's sites are impenetrable for me.

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    Default Re: water heater accident statistics: where to find?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom daley View Post
    Where would i find water heater accident statistics. The Federal statistic collectors and holder's sites are impenetrable for me.
    I have never heard of a single source for this type of information. Outside of contacting each individual State Fire Marshals office I can not think of a single source for this information.

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    Default Re: water heater accident statistics: where to find?

    The National Fire Protection Association may have stats.


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    Default Re: water heater accident statistics: where to find?

    Need to get HG Watson on this.


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    There is an NFPA study at http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/PDF...terheaters.pdf that has some information that might be of value.

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    An interesting puzzle. Perhaps Consumer Reports or UL. Let us all know if you find something.

    Last edited by Michael Avis; 08-26-2011 at 09:50 AM. Reason: addendum

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    Thank you all for replying and taking an interest. The Nat Fire stats were just the job, thanks for the ref. Mike. I wont rehearse the stats here, one can look them up, they are in a very readable form.
    However, given 60 million in -situ and 8 million/year installed, water heaters are astonishingly safe appliances. The major cause of fire is clothing and chattels in close proximity to the W/H's.
    The plumbers of America can take pride in such safe installation practices.


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