How to repair or paint a hot water heater exhaust vent


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Old 10-02-21, 05:53 PM
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How to repair or paint a hot water heater exhaust vent

Folks: see photo of my hot water heater exhaust vent. Iím getting new roof shingles soon and was curious how I could repair/paint or maybe replace my exhaust vent.

Iíve heard painting them even with exterior spray pain isnít a good idea cause the pain will run over time and eventually run down your shingles.

Does that mean replacement is our only real option?
 
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Old 10-03-21, 11:06 AM
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Repair or replace ??
Nothing wrong with it you just want to improve it's looks ?

I've never heard of spray paint running.
Sand it, prime it and paint it.
Use damp proof red primer and high heat black paint.

You're getting a new roof or you got it ?
Those shingles look pretty good.
 
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Old 10-03-21, 11:30 AM
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If you are worried about the heat from the water heater gases use high temp spray paint.
 
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Old 10-03-21, 12:26 PM
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Shingles are 20 years. Still decent but have a damaged area somewhere else. Insurance claim was written for the damage. It results in all new shingles of same value, since these are no longer available.
 
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Now that I think about it, since Iím getting all new shingles and Iím paying to have new gutters installed, would it be wise to replace the roof dents and the plumbing vents with bran new ones? I know to some that may sound like a waste but itís not often all shingles get pulled. It would be a bummer if some of my plumbing vents start to breakdown due to age. I figured it would be easy to replace all of them when the shingles are off.

Am I being stupid in thinking this would be a good idea?
 
 

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