Re: Hot Waterheater drip pan.
Posted by Chuck on September 27, 2001 at 23:06:20:
In response to Re: Hot Waterheater drip pan.
People don't normally use a drip pan in the basement. It is usually used over a living space.
If you get water in your basement then raise the
heater off of the floor.

: spelling corrections to my message: I am buying a new 50 gal hotwater heater. I saw an aluminum drip pan at Home Depot. Question: Will the contact of different metals on the bottom of hot water heater (probably steel) and the aluminum cause the bottom to rust out quicker than normal? Also, current hot water tank sits directly on basement concret floor. Question: Does this cause any problems with life or operation of heater? Should new heater be mounted on bricks or some other platform? Thank you in advance for having this message board. Frank

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