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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wait until your Father gets home and he'll tell ya.   Now sit in the corner and think about what you did.  

Aug 06, 2016 12:24 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Tiedowns to keep the bookshelves standing up?

Or of those vibrating belts that you see in the old movies.

Aug 06, 2016 03:29 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Michael Jacobs has such a good sense of humor!

I sure wouldn't want to strapped with those 2 (or 3 if the water heater is big enough) earthstraps used to secure the water heater to the wall and prevent it from moving in an earthquake

Aug 06, 2016 12:45 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Something in California to hold the house together.

Aug 06, 2016 12:37 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I'm going with what Jeff Dowler says.

I had someone tell me here in Q&A that northern IL (Chicagoish) is in an earthquake zone lol.  Must have been another state that started with a vowel.

'Vanna, I'll take an A please .... "

Aug 06, 2016 04:14 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

An earthquake strap is required here in Southern California.  This secures the water heater in case of an earthquake.  It is in our contract and can be done by the seller or buyer.  There are two secure staps and there needs to be no movement.  Most handymen can put them on the home and the home inspector will know if it is done properly.

Aug 06, 2016 03:35 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

didn't know this one, but I'm not in an area that has earthquakes.... I did google it and it makes perfect sense...

Aug 06, 2016 01:26 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think Fred Griffin has the right answer.

Aug 06, 2016 10:20 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

seismic securing device. In CA we are required on H2O htr to have dual straps min. 

Aug 06, 2016 12:31 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Secures the water heater to the wall.

Aug 07, 2016 04:44 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

All I can say brace for impact

Aug 07, 2016 12:45 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Ah, also known as water heater straps - we use them in FL and they're called Hurricane straps

Aug 07, 2016 12:13 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have one on my shed but here it's called a hurricane tie down LOL

Aug 06, 2016 11:52 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Wishful thinking if the quake is bad enough!

Aug 06, 2016 11:10 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

When you live in earthquake country and near a major fault you better believe we know what this is 

Aug 06, 2016 02:34 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I heard of this but can not explain it.

Aug 06, 2016 02:26 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

We don't get too many earthquakes in Colorado, but I imagine it's something to hold something else in place during an earthquake. 

Aug 06, 2016 09:19 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The strap you hold on to while riding through an earthquake?

Aug 06, 2016 07:32 AM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

You guys are too much fun!!! (but not really).  I love you all!

Aug 06, 2016 06:55 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

It is a tie down, and a first cousin to a hurricane clip.

Aug 06, 2016 03:11 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Aug 08, 2016 10:47 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

A tie down for water heaters anchoring the heater to the wall.

Aug 07, 2016 07:11 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Isn't it a belt like product that  fastens around you and a palm tree?

Aug 07, 2016 03:30 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

A metal strap used to secure gas hot water heaters to the framing or foundation of a house. Intended to reduce the chances of having the water heater fall over in an earthquake and causing a gas leak.

Aug 06, 2016 11:15 PM