Water Heater

Problem: Missing Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve


Problem: Undersized or Improper Height of Relief Drain Piping

  • Relief valve piping is required to extend no less than 6 and no more than 18 inches from the floor. No permit required.

Problem: Improper Venting

  • Vents must be continuously venting upward and proper size.

Problem: Back Spillage at Draft Hood

  • A licensed contractor must test the water heater and verify that it is no longer back drafting. The contractor is required to obtain a permit if there is a new water heater installation.