Gas water heater in attic?
My sister had a house built 5 years ago. She constantly has to relight the gas hot water heater as the pilot light keeps going out. The contractor installed a 50 gallon gas water heater in the attic of the house when it was built.
It just sits on the floor of the attic--it is NOT raised up so many inches off floor like most code requirements like mine...it just sits in a shallow pan on the attic floor.
I assume the pilot light keeps going out due to drafts in the attic from attic vents, HVAC unit, etc.
My question is is really safe to have a gas water heater installed in an attic like this? Is this up to code being in the attic?