Hot water heater-Flues

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Old 02-27-00, 03:12 PM
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I would like to know if a hot water heater can be direct vented out the side of the house.I know this can be done with some of the new furnaces and gas fireplaces.Right now
I have stove pipe running up the outside of
my house from my heater.I would like to replace my H/W heater and remove this flue.

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Old 02-27-00, 05:50 PM
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Hi:MRG

You can vent your water heater thru a wall to the outside. However, the vent pipe cannot have any ninety degree elbows <fourty five's are okay> and the vent pipe must have an upwards continous incline angle.

City codes dictate the incline angle. Check them before installing.

Be sure to install a ceiling bucket insulator in the hole you put in the wall also. These items are in the code requirements also.

You may also <depending on your area> be required to strap the tank, support the vent pipe and raise the tank 18 inches above the floor. Again check with local code requirements.

Once the job is done, call your gas utility supplier with a service request to check for proper installation and venting before relighting the heater.

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Old 02-28-00, 01:05 PM
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YOU CAN EXIT THE WALL WITH THE VENT,ITS ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE A FOOT OF RISE OFF OF THE TOP OF THE HEATER TO PREVENT SPILLAGE
OF HARMFUL GAS FUMES. IF YOU TAKE IT OUT THE WALL BE SURE TO UES A THIMBLE AND TYPE B GAS
VENT PIPE,THE VENT CAP CANNOT TERMINATE UNDER
OR WITHIN 6 FEET OF A WINDOW.
 
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