Gas Water Heater Hillsboro Beach

Posted on: July 1, 2015 by in Gas Water Heater
Gas Water Heater Hillsboro Beach Click on this link for more videos about construction, maintenance, remodeling and home repairs. This video is the third and last one I made on how much damage one small water leak can do to a couple of walls, one water heater and the platform it sits on. Home repairs like these can cost thousands of dollars if they aren’t fixed, before the damage occurs. If you aren’t interested in wasting money, then it wouldn’t be a bad idea to inspect your home every once in a while.

5 Responses

  1. YY4Me133 says:

    Would having a vent in the platform prevent or minimize growth of mold,
    etc., inside it?

  2. gregvancom says:

    It would, but at the same time it would ruin your one hour protective fire
    barrier. The reason why these platforms are drywalled is to provide the
    interior of the home or living area, with a protective one hour fire
    rating. For example, if a fire started in your garage, supposedly it would
    take one hour to burn through the drywall, but if you had a vent installed
    anywhere in this barrier, it could burn through faster and create a weak
    spot in the barrier.

  3. YY4Me133 says:

    Thanks for the info. Live and learn. :o)

  4. YY4Me133 says:

    Something I just remembered from when I was a kid… There was a fire on
    the ground floor in the building in which I lived. The room in which the
    fire started had a metal ceiling, which prevented the fire from spreading
    upward. This makes me curious as to why a water heater platform, and the
    nearby walls and ceiling, aren’t metal. Wouldn’t metal give better
    protection than drywall? I hope you don’t mind questions that might seem
    silly to you, but I like to understand things. Thanks.

  5. gregvancom says:

    I’m pretty sure you could use metal for these areas as long as it was
    approved by the Building Department. However, I’m pretty sure or should I
    say almost positive that the reason why they don’t use metal and it’s sad
    to say, but it would be because drywall is cheaper. It’s cheaper to
    purchase and probably even cheaper to install. Home builders are always
    looking for ways to make their homes safer and of course cheaper.