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On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Paul Blomberg <paul.blomberg(--nospam--at)> wrote:
> I'm in a quick (I hope) battle with a contractor that braced an 80 gallon
> water heater his way versus what was on the plans.  He says it's okay since
> the strap he used (Hubbard Quick Strap) is State of California State
> Architect Acceptable method No. 97-010.
> Can anyone point me to that document?  I don't think he installed the
> strapping correctly and I need to check his word (and no, he is not
> forthcoming with additional documentation).
> Is there more up to date guidelines around?  I've found the Aug. 2004 DSA
> "Guidelines for Earthquake Bracing of Residential Water Heaters" and he
> doesn't meet that guideline.
> Appreciate the help!!
> Paul.
> Phoenix

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