How can I make my water heater earthquake safe?
water heaters often fall over, rupturing rigid water and gas
connections. If your water heater does not have two straps around it
that are screwed into the studs or masonry of the wall, then it is not
properly braced. Bracing kits are available that make this process simple. Have a
plumber install flexible (corrugated) copper water connectors, if not
Identify Potential Hazards in Your Home and Begin to fix Them.
This is a link to Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country.
LAFD Earthquake Handbook: Securing Your Hot Water Heater
Instructions for securing a hot water heater for an earthquake (go to page 12).
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