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Old 07-13-14, 04:49 PM
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Best course of action?

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What is more practical / cost effective for a chimney only venting a gas water heater.

If an old chimney needed to be rebuilt and lined would it be better to:

Abandon the chimney and bring it down into the attic and have a roofer repair the the opening. Then have a direct vent water heater installed.

or do the proper fixing of the chimney whether its reubuilding it with a Mason or having it lined?

What is the best course of action?
 
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Old 07-13-14, 04:52 PM
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Line the chimney with a steel lining, or get a power vent and run pvc right up the chimney....( Or side vent out a wall...)
 
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I should have mentioned part of the rebuilding of the chimney would be due to water infiltration and a persistent leak into my attic.

So its like power vent out the side of house and seal off chimney and cover the chase hole in roof... both install of heater and roofing work would be hired out..... vs. having a mason rebuild a chimney.
 
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I removed my chimney...

Leak is from where? That can be fixed...
 
 

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