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Helping a friend replace a water heater in a mobile home.
( standard dimensions, 30 gal. natural gas )


Everyone I've spoken to insists
that ONLY a mobile water heater
can be installed in a mobile home.

Firstly; they're hard as hell to find.

Secondly; there's a $100 premium on the price.


But no one can tell me "why"
or, what is the difference between "mobile" and "regular"

????

rj

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On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 19:43:45 -0700, "RJ"
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Helping a friend replace a water heater in a mobile home.
( standard dimensions, 30 gal. natural gas )


Everyone I've spoken to insists
that ONLY a mobile water heater
can be installed in a mobile home.

Firstly; they're hard as hell to find.

Secondly; there's a $100 premium on the price.


But no one can tell me "why"
or, what is the difference between "mobile" and "regular"

????

rj


Mobile home water heaters are normally enclosed so that the air intake
is choked off with a standard water heater. The mobile home water
heater has its air intake on the bottom. The idea is to draw the air
from a hole in the floor. Most importantly insurance claims will be
nullified if you do not have a mobile home rated water heater.
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On Feb 18, 9:43�pm, "RJ" wrote:
Helping a friend replace a �water heater in a mobile home.
( standard dimensions, 30 gal. �natural gas )

Everyone I've spoken to insists
that ONLY a mobile water heater
can be installed in a mobile home.

Firstly; �they're hard as hell to find.

Secondly; �there's a $100 premium on the price.

But no one can tell me "why"
or, what is the difference between "mobile" and "regular"

????

rj


electric or gas? true mobile home heaters are built to differing more
costly standards.

if your in a area that never freezes it could go in a shed, and be a
reguklar heater
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"RJ" wrote in message
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Helping a friend replace a water heater in a mobile home.
( standard dimensions, 30 gal. natural gas )


Everyone I've spoken to insists
that ONLY a mobile water heater
can be installed in a mobile home.

Firstly; they're hard as hell to find.

Secondly; there's a $100 premium on the price.


But no one can tell me "why"
or, what is the difference between "mobile" and "regular"

????

rj


Often, there is not enough room to install a larger tank.

http://www.maytagwaterheaters.com/ideas/glossary.html
Mobile Home Water Heaters - Gas or electric water heaters designed
specifically to meet HUD requirements for manufactured housing installation.
A gas mobile home water heater features a gas control that is convertible
for natural or propane gas operation. Only water heaters that meet HUD
manufactured housing standards can be installed in mobile homes. A standard
residential water heater should never be installed in a mobile home.

And more
Mobile home water heaters

It is very important to install the correct type of

gas water heater in a mobile home ( or manufactured

housing). If your mobile home has an

exterior access door you may use a standard

mobile home water heater with an open draft

hood (atmospheric vent). If your water heater

access door opens to the interior or your water

heater is located in a cabinet or closet, you

must install a direct vent mobile home water

heater. A direct vent water heater is designed to

prevent the accidental spillage of flue gases into

the home. The letters "DV" will appear in the

model number.


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you really didn't ask that question, did you? with the answer right there
in the quote of the op's post?????

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On Feb 18, 9:43?pm, "RJ" wrote:
Helping a friend replace a ?water heater in a mobile home.
( standard dimensions, 30 gal. ?natural gas )

Everyone I've spoken to insists
that ONLY a mobile water heater
can be installed in a mobile home.

Firstly; ?they're hard as hell to find.

Secondly; ?there's a $100 premium on the price.

But no one can tell me "why"
or, what is the difference between "mobile" and "regular"

????

rj


electric or gas? true mobile home heaters are built to differing more
costly standards.

if your in a area that never freezes it could go in a shed, and be a
reguklar heater




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replying to tnom, Eric wrote:
tnom wrote:

On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 19:43:45 -0700, "RJ"
Mobile home water heaters are normally enclosed so that the air intake
is choked off with a standard water heater. The mobile home water
heater has its air intake on the bottom. The idea is to draw the air
from a hole in the floor. Most importantly insurance claims will be
nullified if you do not have a mobile home rated water heater.



So how does a hot water heater/tank work in a regular stick built home? I
live in a mobile home with a hot water tank located inside the home (they
call it an "inside closet")......has it own area with a regular inside
door to it. the tank is vented to the roof and there is a vent coming up
through the floor but is to the side of the tank. I guess I don't
understand why there is regulation on this but not on one for a stick
built home. If its just a ventilation issue, couldn't I put a vent in the
door where the tank is located or even take the door off altogether??? I'm
getting a lot of different answers to my questions from mobile home repair
places (not one matches the other).....same goes for these so called "big
box stores." Thank you for any help you can offer me.

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replying to , rangerguy2000 wrote:
it has to do with the air intake and the way the exhaust gases are vented. if
you look at a regular house with a basement you will see the vent had a gap
between the water heater and the duct to help make a draft to pull the gases
out. this works fine when you are in a basement but when the heater is in the
living areas of the house this isn't safe, at least that's what I was told

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I just purchased a water heater for a mobile built 2009 it cost me 958.00 with tax . Bottom vent I couldn’t buy a standard one because it can cause a fire .

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The difference between the 2 heaters in all of reality is the manufacturer makes more money by selling the mobile home heater. Gas heaters still pull intake from the bottom just as a mobile home heater. Cold inlet placing has absolutly nothing to do with performance, and knowing what gas you have weather propane or natural there is no significant difference between the two. Except price. Manufacturers win.
And I dont condone installing regular water heaters in place of mobile home units. But they would work absolutly the same.

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That's what they want you to believe. Combustion chambers are all sealed these days. Intake is from the bottom. The flue gasses go out the top. Nothing special about a molbile home unit. Except price

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