What do you do on new construction when the water heater is every bit of askew, askant and aslant?
What, you say?
Isn't a water heater supposed to be straight up and down and rest flat on the floor?
Well, yes, yes it should.
In some places they even strap them so they not only are straight and rest flat, but don't move. Here they are not strapped, but still they should be plumb and flat on the floor.
This one is not only askew, askant and aslant, but it wobbles dramatically as well.
This isn't good since the plumbing is plastic and can so easily snap.
Why does it wobble?
There's something underneath!
I think one of the toys from the plumber's Happy Meal fell out of the box and underneath the heater during lunch, and he couldn't get it out.
That's unfortunate. Those toys are collectible! You can get a whole set.
My recommendation: while not impressive in any good way, this installation is remarkable to say the least! I have to say, I can't remember the last time where was such a dramatic wobbling or angle to a water heater! We inspectors see the new and weird all the time! This is no exception. After the inspection, it took a while to level my head...
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
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