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    Default water heater location

    Can W/H be under stairs?

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    Sure. A gas HW heater would still need to have the sufficient clearances between the venting & combustibles, and sufficient make up air. Electric HW heaters have fewer issues like that.

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    Unless the underside of the stairs was "fireproofed" a gas heater could NOT be installed there.
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