1 year ago
The old water heater had been installed improperly back in 2009 and did not have proper slope. The home inspector caught the negative slope and recommended that the water heater be replaced. The basement also flooded and caused the pilot to go out on the water heater, damaging the burner.
A new AO Smith short 40 gallon was installed. The tank was elevated off the floor and a solid wood platform was used to ensure that intake did not bypass the air filter. The flue was also redone all the way back to the furnace in order to allow for more slope. A new shutoff was installed for both the gas and water.