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What is the purpose of a water heater pan?
Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020
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Regarding this, do I need a drain pan for my water heater?
Pans & Drains It's generally recommended, and required, to install a drip pan with a drain line beneath your hot water heater tank. Especially if you water heater is in your home or basement, a leak could cause lots of water damage. A pan and drain eliminate this possibility.
Likewise, what size is the pan for under a water heater? 5.1 Pan size and drain. The pan shall be not less than 11/2 inches (38 mm) deep and shall be of sufficient size and shape to receive all dripping or condensate from the tank or water heater. The pan shall be drained by an indirect waste pipe having a minimum diameter of 3/4 inch (19 mm).
Similarly, what is a water heater drain pan for?
QuickPan Water Heater Drain Pans Keep your floor safe from possible water damage by installing a drain pan underneath your water heater. Rather than falling on your floor, any leaking or dripping from your hot water heater will instead be routed into the pan and through the integrated drain fitting.
Is a leaking water heater dangerous?
One of the most basic dangers of a leaking water heater is the damage to the surrounding floor and walls. This can lead to mold and can even seep down to the foundation of the home, which can ultimately weaken the foundation and lead to other problems.