1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

July 20, 2008

:202 Strap Water Heaters

Filed under: :202 Strap Waterheaters — Tags: , , , , , — John Banta @ 5:57 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:202 EcoTip: It is important to strap the hot water heater securely to the adjoining wall. As long as the hot water heater remains upright, the water inside can be used for emergency purposes.

 

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 Additional Information:

You should have flexible fittings for utilities such as hot water heaters, natural gas lines, and propane tanks to lessen the risk of line breakage.

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April 8, 2008

:099 Weak Garages

Suggested Review – :098

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet.

1:5:10:099 EcoTip:  The attached garage is usually one of the weakest parts of a home. This is because the large garage door is poorly supported in comparison to other areas of the house. When strong winds, tornados, hurricanes, floods or earthquakes hit the unsupported garage door, the weakness makes it easier for the walls to collapse. The garage roof falls and can pull the roof for the rest of the home along with it.

Tomorrow I will discuss bracing garages for greater duribility

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Additional Information

The information in this post has been taken from my new book – Extreme Weather Hits Home.

Extreme Weather Hits Home, Protecting Your Buildings From Climate Change

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