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Old 02-20-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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Question Motorcycle,Garage, and Gas Water Heater?!?

Just purchased a new house with the gas hot water heater in the garage(at the other house it was in the attic).I need to know is it safe to keep bike in the garage or not.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
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i never had a problem. make sure your bike stays in good shape with no leaks and invest in a good fire extinuisher
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Same situation and no issues, although my bike is fuel injected. You are right to be cautious though - we had a major garage/house fire when we first moved into our home because of a gas leak on the lawnmower that came with the house...the water heater ignited the fumes in the air. We heard a loud explosion at 4am and luckily my dad was awake and woke us all up to get out of the house quickly. Even though the garage is in the opposite corner of my bedroom, you could feel the heat. When I opened the door to the living area to get out of the house, the doorknob was hot and the smoke was all over the place. We sustained major smoke damage because of all of the chemicals in the garage...we didnt have any cars in the garage yet (thankfully) because we were still unpacking.

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If the water heater is installed per code, it'll be a foot or so off the ground. You get that much combustable vapor the light switch would be a problem...

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Thanks guys. Bike is an 01 ZX6E in great condition,no leaks. The water heater is off the ground also.
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Do you park your car in the garage?
^right. Lol. No problem with the setup. FYI if the heater isn't raised on a stand, don't store combusitables like gasoline/propane in the garage as heavy gases settle and the heater can ignite the fumes. I wouldnt store any flammables near it anyway even if it is raised just to be safe.
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i had a gas water heater in my garage at my last house in the back left corner, bike parked in the back right corner, and lawnmower/gas cans/etc in the front left corner. never had any probs.
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