Re: [gardeners] hot water heater

Ron Hay (
Mon, 04 Jun 2001 07:54:16 -0700

Hello, Penny,

I was not online over the weekend to respond to your request for

As of now, in all the houses I have sold over the years in Los Angeles,
Burbank and Glendale, the seller must almost always employ a
retrofitter, before the close of escrow, to examine, among other things,
whether a water heater is properly strapped (against earthquake damage),
and whether it is properly vented. I cannot imagine a certificate of
compliance being issued if a water heater were not properly vented to
the outside; in fact, in many cases, following the '94 quake, many water
heaters had to be moved to a metal cabinet outside the home, both in the
interests of better ventialation, and in the interests of protecting the
homeowner and his/her family after a quake.

I hope this is of some help to you.