Water heater tank in closet
As part of my remodel, the spot where my tank water heater was is gone, so I'm trying to find it a new home.
One possibility, if legal, is to make it a closet, which would have a door either to a hallway or to the kitchen. I'd like the make the closet as small as practical, so as not to use a lot of space. This is a single story house, built over a crawl space.
Does this meet current code and good practice? I can put an intake vent to the crawl space if that is a good idea. I'm assuming that the closet door should seal pretty well.
How much clearance will I need on the sides, back, and front, to make install/removal easy to do?