An improperly installed water heater can be very dangerous. Over the past century, dozens of poorly installed water heaters have exploded and cause personal injury and hundreds of thousands of dollars of property damage. See a test done by "MythBusters" by clicking here
November 1, 2007 KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- A Kannapolis home is in pieces after an electric water heater exploded inside early Thursday.
Firefighters were called to the vacant house on Independence Square just before 6 a.m. They found the home destroyed, but it was not on fire.
During their investigation, they found part of the water heater nearly 70 feet away from the building – it shot up through the roof, over a building and landed in a driveway. Debris was scattered more than 300 feet from the residence. . . Here's the rest of the WSCOTV.com news story
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A water heater should be installed by a professional, licensed plumbing contractor. When you are looking for the best, be sure to call " The Original Hot Water Specialists", Hartford & Ratliff @ 1-800- 466-3110.