Patent Number: 6,254,051

Title: Restraining system for water heaters

Abstract: A water heater is restrained against movement, such as during an earthquake, by a restraining system. The restraining system includes a pair of adjustable straps, which accommodate water heaters of various sizes. One end of each strap is securely attached to a supporting surface, such as a wall. The other end of the straps contain a plurality of slots configured to receive a connector. A connector is positioned in a desired slot or slots in each strap such that when the straps are placed around the water heater, the connectors are positioned proximate to each other. An adjustable fastener such as a bolt is inserted through an aperture in each connector to adjustably fasten the connectors together. The adjustable connector allows fine adjustment of the tension of straps around the water heater.

Inventors: Hubbard; Kirt R. (La Jolla, CA), Brown; Larry D. (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Securus, Inc.

International Classification: F24H 9/06 (20060101); A47K 001/08 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018