If your plumber is not capable of re-running your water lines so that the water heater sets on the stand properly, don’t hire that plumber. This water heater was ready to flood the house should there be an earthquake. All that space behind the water heater gives an earthquake exactly what it needs to shake the water heater loose and flood your home. You will never find a water heater installed like this by A2Z Water Heaters. We ALWAYS install our water heaters 100% up-to-code and make sure to give you the best quality products as well as service. Call today for your free estimate. 916-402-9006. Fred Ford, owner of A2Z Water Heaters will take your call personally.