The submitter wrote: “Water Heater Installation: It is not recommended to install water heaters on their side. Use a TPR valve. Not a large pressure gauge.”
This submitter is a moron, this IS NOT a water heater, it is an expansion tank used (most typically)in hot water heating situations. As far as this particular installation, this style expansion tank is designed to be installed on its side just as it is in this picture. The plastic PVC piping, however, should really be copper at the very least, but a perfectly legal installation if the home owner did it themselves.
Dont be so sure…. I think I see the controls and elements for electric heat on left side… Either way, not recommended unless it is an expansion tank, but they don’t usually have 2 pipes, just a T to feed in… No matter what, this looks like a rotten install
that is a electric water heater and every thing is wrong with this install especially the 4″x2″s supporting the tank, they are laying the wrong way and there should be at least 4 of them, they should be laying 2″x4″ direction, with 40 gallons at 8lbs. a gallon that’s 360 lbs of load and the tank weights approx 90 lbs empty. expansion tanks usually go on top of the water heater on the cold inlet side not hung in a attic
looks like a presure tank to me
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