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5 Essential Water Heater Accessories

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Whether you’re installing a water heater in a residential property or a commercial building, making sure your water heater has the right support is key to the building’s functionality. The right solutions can also make your job easier too. 

From platforms and stands to restraints and sheds, HoldRite water heater accessories and equipment take the hassle out of installations, allowing you to connect, elevate and secure the units so they use less floor space and are protected against damage from earthquakes.  

All HoldRite water heater supports — stands, straps and platforms — are independently tested in third-party labs, and to see what makes each solution stand out, we’re breaking them down for an at-a-glance look at what makes them reliable, safe and quick to install. 

Water Heater Sheds 

Tank water heaters offer a more affordable upfront cost and easy installation, but one of their main drawbacks is their inability to fare well in weather conditions.   

HoldRite Quick Shed, the only engineered water heater enclosure on the market, lets you install a water heater outside to free up space inside. In addition to protecting the unit from the elements, Quick Shed also:

  • Meets code requirements regarding venting for combustion air, including UPC 508.27. 
  • Features access door for easy service with a front panel design. 
  • Streamlines installation with its basic tool assembly. 
  • Provides a neat and orderly appearance. 
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Water Heater Platforms 

When you need to save space by mounting a water heater to a wall or ceiling, durable, code-compliant support is crucial. The only engineered and tested water heater platforms on the market, HoldRite Quick Stand platforms are ideal for supporting water heaters, water source heat pumps, fan coil units and remote chillers with their strong galvanized steel construction. 

These watertight water heater wall and ceiling mounts also make installation a breeze. They’re preassembled and come with a built-in drain pan and drain fitting. Plus, their versatility allows them to accommodate different load capacities, adapt to concrete or framed walls and work with different drain fittings.

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Water Heater Stands 

There shouldn’t be any guesswork when it comes to supporting your water heater installation. Rather than relying on field-devised water heater stands, HoldRite Quick Stand water heater floor stands come code-compliant per UPC and IPC and rated for different weights. With pre-assembled options, that means you can easily pick the right stand for the job and save on labor costs.

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Water Heater Restraints 

If your area requires seismic water heater restraints, make sure your installation is secure in the event of an earthquake with engineered solutions. Not only do HoldRite Quick Strap water heater restraints meet all necessary code requirements, but they are also the most tested and recognized water heater restraints, so you can install them on your site with confidence. 

HoldRite galvanized steel restraints, the only metallic options on the market, are tested and code approved for earthquakes. Soft-belt style water heater straps are also available. 

Additionally, all variations of Quick Strap are: 

  • IAMPO Listed. 
  • Approved by the City of Los Angeles. 
  • California accepted. 

Read more: Why earthquake straps for water heaters matter.

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Water Heater Drain Pans 

When you need a drain pan under a water heater, HoldRite Quick Pan’s galvanized steel construction provides protection against water damage. In case of a water heater or temperature and press relief valve leak, these solutions direct water away from the water heater. 

Suitable for both electric and gas heaters, Quick Pan also: 

  • Comes in a range of sizes. 
  • Meets code requirements. 
  • Features rolled edges for enhanced safety. 
  • Includes a 1 in. PVC or CPVC drain fitting.   

Read More: 6 Common Winter Water Heater Issues and How to Solve Them

Want to dig deeper? Explore HoldRite water heater accessories further. 

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