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Here are the City of LA requirements for water heater strapping. 
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
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Sent: Friday, July 17, 2009 16:23
Subject: Re: Water heater bracing THANKS!

MANY THANKS to the anonymous donor in the 707 area code (Napa - Santa Rosa CA) who faxed the code page to me! 

I assume this page included all of section 510.1.

Great resource, this list!  ;)


In a message dated 7/17/09 4:12:15 PM, Rhkratzse(--nospam--at) writes:
Can anyone help me with a reference to 1997 UBC Code, Section 510.5?

An "Earthquake Insurance Retrofitting Information Form" asks for confirmation that a residential water heater is "double strapped to prevent movement in a seismic event that meet the minimum requirements of the 1997 UBC Code, Section 510.5."

I can't find any such section, nor any reference to it in code analysis books.

Could this be a typo?  If anyone has the referenced section could they fax it to me at 510-215-2430?  Can anyone refer me to any specific *UBC* requirements for water heater bracing?

(Yes, I know the UBC is history, but the insurance industry apparently doesn't know it.)



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