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Old 04-28-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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Water Heater Heat Build-Up

Our 831FKBSS has the water heater located in the bedroom. For 2009 they removed the vanity and added a triple wardrobe which we like very much. Problem is the center wardrobe seems to be getting heat build-up from the water heater. Does anyone else have this? Anyone have any suggestions? Or should we just not worry?

I understand now they have moved the HWH to the front near the kitchen on the current units.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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insulate the tank and compartment with styrofoam, glass batten, bubble wrap, or combination.
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insulate the tank and compartment with styrofoam, glass batten, bubble wrap, or combination.
I wouldn't use the bubble wrap, but the styrofoam insulation board or glass batten should help.
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I wouldn't use anything but fiberglass, and probably furnace grade at that.
In the event of fire, the smoke Styrofoam gives off is highly toxic.
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I wouldn't use anything but fiberglass, and probably furnace grade at that.
In the event of fire, the smoke Styrofoam gives off is highly toxic.
What HE said!!!!! I know that new water heaters have a styrofoam
case around the tank but if it were my trailer/motorhome I'd put on my
long sleeves and gloves and a paper mask and stuff all the cracks and
crevices around your unit with un-faced fiberglass.
And some heat buildup near the WH is probably normal.
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