Locating the new water heater, A caution, Typical installation – Maytag HE21250PC User Manual
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Instructions for Installation (cont'd)
Locating The New Water
You should carefully choose an indoor location for the new
water heater, because the placement is a very important con
sideration for the safety of the occupants in the building and
for the most economical use of the appliance. This water
heater is not intended for outdoor installation.
Whether replacing an old water heater or putting the water
heater in a new location, the following critical points must be
. The location selected should be indoors as close to and as
centralized with the water piping system as possible. This
water heater, as well as all water heaters, will eventually
leak. Do not install without adequate drainage provisions
where water flow will cause damage.
WATER HEATERS EVENTUALLY LEAK: Installation of
the water heater must be accomplished in such a
manner that if the tank or any connections should
leak, the flow of water will not cause damage to the
structure. For this reason, it is not advisable to install
the water heater in an attic or upper floor. When
such locations cannot be avoided, a suitable drain
pan should be installed under the water heater.
Drain pans are available at your local hardware
store. Such a drain pan must have a minimum diam
eter of at least
inches greater than the water
heater diameter and must be piped to an adequate
drain. Under no circumstances is the manufacturer or
Maytag to be held liable for any water damage in
connection with this water heater.
INSTALLATION IN RESIDENTIAL GARAGES: The water
heater must be located and/or protected so it is not
subject to physical damage by a moving vehicle.
2. The location selection must provide adequate clearances for
servicing and proper operation
the water heater.
VACUUM RELIEF REQUIRED BY SOME CODES
CHECK ALL CONNECTIONS FOR LEAKS.
CONSULT THE LOCAL UTILITY COMPANY TO EXAM
INE INSTALLATION FOR PROPRIETY AND SAFETY.
^ A WARNING
HOTTER WATER CAN SCALD: Water heaters are
intended to produce hot water. Water heated to a
temperature which will satisfy clothes washing,
dish washing, and other sanitizing needs can scald
and permanently injure you upon contact. Some
people are more likely to be permanently
not water than others. These include the elderly,
children, the infirm, or physically/mentally handi
capped. If anyone using not water in your home fits
into one of these groups or if there is a local code or
state law requiring a certain temperature water at
the hot water tap, then you must take special pre
cautions. In addition to using the lowest possible
temperature setting that satisfies your hot water
needs, a means sucri as a mixing valve, should be
used at the hot water taps used by these people or
at the water heater. Mixing valves are available at
plumbing supply or hardware stores. Follow manu
facturers instructions for installation of the valves.
Before changing the factory setting on the thermo
stat, read the "Temperature Regulation" section in