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RE: Seismic Bracing of Water Heaters

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No, Mark, I don't "deal" with architectural drawings (other than the ones my
clients hand me).

Just wanted to clarify.

:o)

BTW, I passed your note on to my client and he said that was adequate.

Thanks again.

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
ALLEN DESIGNS (http://www.AllenDesigns.com)
San Juan Capistrano, CA

:-----Original Message-----
:From: Mark D. Baker [mailto:shake4bake(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
:Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 1:24 PM
:To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
:Subject: RE: Seismic Bracing of Water Heaters
:
:Platform height, auto barrier, vents in door are in my opninion
:architectural issues and would be addressed on the architectural plans. My
:understanding of the question was strapping from a structural point of
:view,
:what to do on the structural drawings and hence...my response.
:
:If Bill is dealing with architectural drawings as well as structural he
:will
:probably gladly snatch up your good detail, I know I would :)
:
:Regards,
:
:Mark
:
:-----Original Message-----
:From: sea [mailto:sea(--nospam--at)builderspost.com]
:Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 12:27 PM
:To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
:Subject: Re: Seismic Bracing of Water Heaters
:
:Bill Allen;
:Mark D. Baker;
:
:A note probably gets your current plancheck item satisfied but it doesn't
:satisfy some other conditions such as
:-safe platform height (gaseous ignitor)
:-auto barrier
:-vents top & bottom of door to a closet water htr
:
:Here's a link to a detail I use (instead of specification words)
:http://64.6.226.111/details.htm
:
:
:
:----- Original Message -----
:From: "Bill Allen" <T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net>
:Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 8:03 AM
:| T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
:| ALLEN DESIGNS (http://www.AllenDesigns.com)
:| San Juan Capistrano, CA
:|
:| :
:| :We simply put this not on our drawings which on every project has been
:| :sufficient:
:| :
:| :Water heater shall be anchored or strapped top and bottom 1/3 to prevent
:| :horizontal displacement due to earthquake.
:| :
:| :Straps (kit) for this anchorage are sold at Home Depot or any other
:supply
:| :warehouse. Very simple to install and also very common.
:| :
:| :Just add the note, you'll be fine.
:| :
:| :Regards,
:| :
:| :Mark
:| :
:| :
:| :-----Original Message-----
:| :From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net]
:| :Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 7:08 AM
:| :To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
:| :Subject: Seismic Bracking of Water Heaters
:| :
:| :I don't do a lot of residential work, but I've got a plan check
:correction
:| :on one such project which reads "Provide seismic anchorage for water
:| :heater.
:| :CPC 510.5".
:| :
:| :What is normally done to comply? A note? A detail?
:| :
:| :Aren't there kits at Home Depot for this?
:| :
:| :I don't want to "over-engineer" (I HATE that term!) this thing, but I
:want
:| :to address it once and once only. I told my client I could provide a WF
:| :frame which would be adequate. He responded "Would those be Seismic
:Demand
:| :Category A or Category B welds?". At least I've got him thinking in the
:| :right direction :o).
:| :
:| :Thanks,
:| :
:| :T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
:| :ALLEN DESIGNS (http://www.AllenDesigns.com)
:| :San Juan Capistrano, CA
:
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