Electric water heater closet

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Mark- DFW, Dec 17, 2020.

  1. Mark- DFW

    Mark- DFW New Member

    Dec 17, 2020
    Dallas -Ft Worth
    I need to add an electric water heater closet for a bathroom remodel. The access door would be in an adjacent den area. Other than sufficient clearance for removal, does the door need sealing at the bottom, a lock, or anything else beyond a simple pre-hung hollow core door with a latch/knob?

    I'm in the design phase so still flexible on the solution. Thanks for any help.
  2. hj

    hj Master Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    If necessary, it does not even need a door, since it is NOT a gas heater. If it were, there would be a LOT of restrictions, including you might not even be able to install it there.
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  4. phog

    phog Active Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    Rochester NY
    You'll want to plan space adequate to have a water heater + thermal expansion tank + drip pan. Other than that, nothing special needed. If it's possible, it's always a good idea to have a nearby drain to connect to the drip pan (especially if there are finished areas on lower floors underneath where the water heater lives).
  5. Sarg

    Sarg Enjoy Learning

    Nov 6, 2020
    Recently retired
    Here's my "closet." And it's been a PIA for 40 years.

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