Post Number: 7
|Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 10:54 pm: |
We are going to have a plumber replace our water heater that was installed when our house was built in 1998. According to the plumber, building codes have changed and we will have to install a "Pan Alarm" ($60) and a "WAGS Valve" ($450). What are the rules for this type of activity and what code requirements will we have to satisfy?
Steve Covington, Chief Building Off
Post Number: 60
|Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 04:48 pm: |
Water heaters are required to be installed in pan with a minimum 3/4 inch drain line terminating to the building exterior. Pan alarms and WAGS valves may be alternate methods of protection when retrofitting a drain line is not feasible, but are not required. Please contact Building Inspections at 972 292-5301 if you have questions.