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    Default Ceiling ht. above water heater

    Hi guys. Quick question. I have a gas water heater in a small laundry area that has a low ceiling height. Understood the PRV drain is not to code, and there are other issues with this install but I'm curious about the low ceiling. Is there a minimum height required here?

    Thanks all for looking.

    Darin

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    Default Re: Ceiling ht. above water heater

    The only minimum I can think of would be the minimum requirement of 5 feet for the minimum height of the vent.

    How high above the draft hood was the vent gas cap on the roof? At least 5 feet?

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    Default Re: Ceiling ht. above water heater

    Quote Originally Posted by Darin Redding View Post
    Hi guys. Quick question. I have a gas water heater in a small laundry area that has a low ceiling height. Understood the PRV drain is not to code, and there are other issues with this install but I'm curious about the low ceiling. Is there a minimum height required here?

    Thanks all for looking.

    Darin
    States brand had 24" in their install guide from top to ceiling.

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    Default Re: Ceiling ht. above water heater

    Gentlemen, Thanks for the quick reply. What a great resource this forum is.

    Jerry - the vent extends the required 5 feet above the roofing.


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