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Old 06-30-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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I honestly can't think of an advantage of having it in the garage instead of the attic.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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I honestly can't think of an advantage of having it in the garage instead of the attic.
I hope you're being sarcastic. Did you read any of the responses in this thread?
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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I hope you're being sarcastic. Did you read any of the responses in this thread?
OMG!!!!! Sorry, I meant to type it the other way!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:34 PM
 
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When I lived in Va. Beach mine was in the attic because the area was prone to flooding.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:16 PM
 
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I would be constantly worried about water leaks if my hot water heater was in the attic. Mine is in the garage. It started leaking last year and has a pan under it and also an overflow pipe that drains out into the yard.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:40 PM
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Thanks everyone! We figured that was the consensus, but wondered if we were missing something. The builder said that hot water gets to the house faster when in the attic and it takes up space that some people want by putting it in the garage. We'd rather avoid a leak though and also figured it would be easier for maintenance if it was in the garage. Of course the builder charged us $380 to have it moved to the garage!
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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Of course the builder charged us $380 to have it moved to the garage!
Small price to pay for the peace of mind.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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We opted for an exterior placed tankless water heater. I had nightmares about the attic water heater leaking and ruining the house. We did not live in the house "full time" but were frequently away a month or more at a time.
We have a tankless, too, just hanging on the wall outside, can barely see it behind a bush, sweet. Before that, we had a tank for 7 years on the second floor, i guess the issue here is how likely is your tank to leak.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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OMG!!!!! Sorry, I meant to type it the other way!
Kinda like "hey doc we were suppose to cut off the RIGHT leg" LOL
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