Water Heater install question

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by jdon88, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. jdon88

    jdon88 New Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Pottstown PA
    I'm going to replace the leaky 16 year old Smith heater with a B-W tomorrow. The heater is in an unfinished basement directly on the concrete floor. I'm wondering if I should raise it up a few inches with a concrete block like the home heater is? The house is new to me so I don't know if it floods yet, it is on the edge of a 100 yr flood zone. There is a sump pump but since the last heater has been around for 16 years i doubt it got flooded out. Any other reason besides flooding to raise it up? Thanks.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    NO, there is not!
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