Updated Allen Tx Water Heater Requirements
Effective September 2007, the Texas State Legislature enacted into the Plumbing License Law additional wording to specifically include water heaters in their list of plumbing fixtures, required by law, to have a plumbing permit issued prior to installation. In addition, the law provides that such installations be done according to current codes by an Allen TX licensed master plumber and inspected by a licensed plumbing inspector.
Allen Tx is following 2009 International Plumbing and Residential Codes.
Allen Texas Water Heater Installation Requirements: (UPDATED 08/06/2013
Water Heater installations shall be subject to the following: All water heaters, including those installed in garages shall have a pan beneath them. All waters heaters installed in the garage, gas or electric, new or replacement must be elevated to where the ignition source is at least 18” above the floor.
Pan drains should terminate outside the building if possible. Where this is not possible, a boiler drain should be installed in the pan outlet. Pan drains for the water heater may terminate at the lip of the tire stop in the garage if the garage floor is sloped. Due to the possible fire hazards, replacement water heaters shall meet current codes with regard to combustion air and vent clearance.
An expansion tank is required only if a pressure reducing valve is installed on the water system.
NEW!! Due to recent changes in manufacturer’s specifications and city code, natural gas water heaters require a sediment trap on the gas line to the water heater.
Allen TX Building Inspection 214-509-4130
*This is for informational purposes only and there is no guarantee as to its accuracy, as each city updates codes without notification. Please contact your city for up to date information regarding your project.
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