Model # R-24

Internet #100677609

null 24 in. W x 24 in. D x 72.5 in. H Galvanized Steel Water Heater Enclosure

24 in. W x 24 in. D x 72.5 in. H Galvanized Steel Water Heater Enclosure

$13649 /each

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Product Overview

The Watts Galvanized Steel Water Heater Enclosure measures 24 in. square and 72-1/2 in. high and fits many water heaters with up to a 50 Gal. capacity. This easy-to-assemble enclosure is constructed from galvanized steel for strength and durability. Helps to secure and protect your water heater from animals, weather, and other possibly harmful situations.

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  • Allows water heater to be installed outdoors
  • No screws, nuts, or bolts required
  • Easy to assemble
  • Three-sided, back sections also available

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Customer Questions & Answers

How do you vent the water heater through the top of the metal enclosure?

Do you have any drawing that shows the area from the top of the water heater, thru the metal box ? Do you have any photos of this box from the top? Does the vent pipe pass thru the box? And then vein to the outside? Or is there a ?? seal for the top of the box that the vent pipe passes thru? Thank you, Warren Watts 24 in. W x 24 in. D x 72.5 in. H Galvanized Steel Water Heater Enclosure
Asked by: Anonymous
There is a 4” round indent about 5-6 inches from the side of the top cover sheet. This is one possible location for the vent. Please refer to local codes for specific vent placement requirements.
Answered by: WattsWater
Date published: 2015-09-20

I have read that a fourth side is available, how do I get one when I order my enclosure? I do not see it listed.

Asked by: luna
Hi, You can call customer service and order the product. The Watts ordering code is 0070007. You may contact customer service by phone: (888) 321-0500 or email: Thank you, Watts Retail Group Customer Service
Answered by: WattsWater
Date published: 2015-09-20

How do I open the door after it's installed?

I'm having trouble opening the door....
Asked by: CeeDubb1
There is a vertical handle on the front of the door that allows you to open the enclosure.
Answered by: WattsWater
Date published: 2017-02-09

Can the enclosure be assembled around the water heater without removing it?

Asked by: LAfictionwriter
Hi LAfictionwriter, I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site. This metal water heater enclosure can be installed around an existing water heater. It is three sided, so the supply lines for the water and the gas or electrical wiring can pass through the open side. A fourth side is available. The metal enclosure can be slotted by cutting it with metal snips if necessary to accommodate any of the lines. Thank you for asking, -Travis
Answered by: TravisHDAtl
Date published: 2015-11-07
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Customer Reviews

24 in. W x 24 in. D x 72.5 in. H Galvanized Steel Water Heater Enclosure is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from STAY AWAY FROM THIS!!!! I bought this product pretty much because it was the only option I had. It is very difficult to find an outdoor gas water heater enclosure anymore. With that being said, stay away from this thing. This "galvanized steel" is so thin it's like working with a soda can. It has no support whatsoever and it is very flimsy. You would be better served to pay a little more and build your own enclosure.
Date published: 2011-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Build Your Own Definitely not worth the not buy. Poor instructions and flimsy construction. You need to screw pieces together (not included) because their tab system does not hold the unit together. I finished putting the unit together and when I installed the door their was a 1/2 inch gap on each side so I had to use my snips to trim the tabs to make it fit properly. If I had to do this again I would build my own enclosure for the cost.
Date published: 2011-12-27
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Product was what we expected. This product was exactly what I expected. I hoped that it would have some insulation inside but it was not mentioned in its description and I did not really expect it. The top has a hole for a gas water heater vent and we used it for an electric heater. We had to put a cap on top but it works well for our purpose...which was to move the water heater outside and reclaim the space inside.
Date published: 2011-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I AGREE! This enclosure is such a piece of junk! After installing it the wind would knock the door off! I just had enough of it and built my own out of siding and cost me about the same. The enclosure I built even passed inspection from the city! Remember if you build your own to vent it!
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily bent or warped but good value. The enclosure is what I expected - not the most sturdy thing in the world but a good value.
Date published: 2014-12-17
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