City Of Rowlett TX Water heater installation requirements
Water Heater Requirements – City of Rowlett, TX
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 a Rowlett TX licensed water heater technician and inspected by a licensed plumbing inspector.
Rowlett Texas Water Heater Installation Requirements:
A permit must be obtained for a water heater installation. An inspection must be made on all water heater installations. Approximate times can be scheduled for the inspection. The homeowner or plumber must contact the Building Inspections Department to set up the Inspection. An adult must be present to complete the inspection.
T & P valve must be installed and working properly. It must terminate outside, turned down between 6” and 24” of the ground. A shut off valve is required on the cold water side of the heater. Water heaters located in garages shall be elevated 18” above the ground floor. Water heaters located in the attic or inside the house shall be located in an approved drain pan. The pan shall be drained by an indirect waster pipe and have a minimum diameter of ¾”. The pan drain shall terminate outside between 6” and 24” above ground. If pipe cannot drain to the outside, WAGS valve recommended but not required.
Call the Building Inspection Department regarding other requirements, such as combustion air, venting, attic access, ect.
Rowlett TX Building Inspection 972-412-6125
NEW!! Due to new manufacterer specifications, most gas water heaters are required to have a sediment trap installed on the gas line to the water heater.