water heater

noun

Definition of water heater 

: an apparatus for heating and usually storing hot water (as for domestic use)

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Bolt down and secure to wall studs the water heater, furnace and other major appliances. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Safety tips to follow before, during and after an earthquake," 8 July 2018 Provisions will also encourage homebuilders to move away from natural gas-burning appliances and include things like electric ovens and water heaters. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "California approves measure to require solar on new homes after 2020," 9 May 2018 The 1993 Chevy step van has notched 170,000 miles, and the vehicle includes a flat-top grill, refrigerators, water tanks, a water heater, three-compartment sink and generator. Sarah Meehan, baltimoresun.com, "Mindgrub Cafe food truck on the market," 7 May 2018 Building electrification, with up to one-third of space and water heaters powered by electricity. Caroline Aoyagi-stom, USA TODAY, "The pathway to a clean energy future," 13 Apr. 2018 The most likely places that will leak are generally the water heater or the washing machine. Melissa Rolland, courant.com, "Homeowner Vacation To-Do List," 9 July 2018 At the competition, Gay took first place for quickly installing a water heater and assembling a ceiling fan in roughly seven seconds, which earned him a $500 gift card and a Yeti cooler. Lisa Maria Garza, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orange County repair technician installs water heater in 8 seconds, wins 'Maintenance Mania' competition," 22 June 2018 Residents who have reddish brown water may have pipes or water heaters that are rusting. Michael Livingston, latimes.com, "Water quality report offers solutions to inconvenient troubles," 11 July 2018 The furnace and water heater, with all their adjoining ducts, must be pushed a few feet back. Sam Donnellon, Philly.com, "Paralyzed Humboldt player Ryan Straschnitzki's optimism inspires Flyers | Sam Donnellon," 30 June 2018

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1824, in the meaning defined above

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