There are things in life you take for granted. Running water, flushing toilets, and hot showers. For most people these things are everyday life activities that are basically forgotten. I would be willing to bet that less than 1% of people out there worry about having running water still working in the house. Perhaps less than 1% of people out there contemplate whether or not the hot water heater has exploded and left a torrential flood in the basement during there work day. These are things I currently think about with the house in it's current state of disarray. To thwart the ever pressing thoughts of peril I took the pro-active approach and replaced the 12 year old water heater with a brand spankin new one.
Is it propped up off the floor on bricks? Yes it is. Is that the correct way to do things? NO it is not. However sometimes you've got to make do with what you got. The water heater will be placed into a code correct position somewhere else in the renovation timeline. For now it's good enough. That means I don't have to have all of those plumbing conundrum nightmares racing through my head on the way home from work.