What are the building/installing codes for a spa heater for a residential home?
Factors that I think will impact the answer:
- Pinellas county, Florida
- in relative to propane pipe coming out of ground (connected to a propane tank), how close or far must the spa heater be?
- in relative to side of the house (just a masonry surface), how close or far must the spa heater be?
- in relative to a window, how close or far must the spa heater be?
- It is this product: http://www.amazon.com/Hayward-H250FDP-U ... tu+propane
I honestly am not happy with the layout of the PVC pipings, and the fact that unlike the rest of the pool equipment (pump, filter, etc) sitting on a white cemented area, the spa heater is just there sitting on our pavers *outside* this cemented area. The whole setup looks ridiculous - our equipment sitting on pavers, as well as white cemented area. So our pool equipment are sitting on two different "surfaces".
The contractor explained to us where the heater was going to be before he connected it together. I was at work on phone with wife and I asked her to question the placement, but wife said heater is quite bigger than the last one we have, and when she questioned the placement, the contractor keep saying "it's code". So we can't really argue with that.
I'm willing to admit he's right and he has to follow code, but i want to make sure it's actually code that he has to follow, and not placing it there just because it's easier for him, instead of having to re-do the entire PVC piping system. The thing that puzzles me is that our previous heater (which came with our house when we bought it) was much closer to the wall and the inspector who looked thru our house before we bought it never brought up the fact that the heater might not be up to code (too close to wall).
Does anyone know what the codes are?