Can I use hevy duty aluminum foil for furnace vent?


Old 05-30-13, 09:57 AM
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Can I use hevy duty aluminum foil for furnace vent?

I have 80,000 BTU gas furnace, the vent pipe up to the attic and out above the roof is broken the at the 45-degree angle connection, the separation is about 1/2" and it's hard to replace that 45-degree pipe due to space limitation.

Can I use either heavy duty aluminum foil or even cut off the aluminum cooking pan to wrap around this area, then tape it with aluminum duct tape?

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Old 05-30-13, 10:17 AM
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No, the danger from fumes is too great to jerry-rig it. You need to do a proper replacement.
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No, you can't. Call a professional before you kill yourself and others.
Old 05-30-13, 07:28 PM
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NO! Call a professional and have it done right! No amount of money is worth risking your or your family's life.

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