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    I can't find code reference on this install but it can't be right like this, The air turbulence has to affect the water heater intake and exhaust.
    Anyone have a code reference.

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    Default Re: water heater exhaust and air intake

    Probably not a code issue, but should go with manufacturer installation instructions for the water heater.

    Paul Kondzich
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    I think it would be a concern with both the intake and exhaust when the AC condensers are on. The air would be getting drawn out of both of them. Granted it is not like there is a heavy draw from any one spot of the exterior coils but none the less a draw.

    One think that would help......move the AC condensers out away from the home as installation requires.....problem solved.


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    Default Re: water heater exhaust and air intake

    Yeah Ted, I was thinking that also but I don't think we have the proper clearance even with moving the units.


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    Did you get the make and model of the water heater? The PVC pipe setup looks more like a furnace so I am curious as to what type water heater this is. That does not alter the problem with the location of the condensing units though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Kondzich View Post
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    should go with manufacturer installation instructions for the water heater.
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    AO SMITH GPS 75 200 gas water heater.
    Thanks for the replies. I gave it the heave ho hohohoho
    new house, poor install all around, why? hohohohho


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    Default Re: water heater exhaust and air intake

    Just wondering if the house had a basement?


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    Default Re: water heater exhaust and air intake

    yes full basement


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    Intake and exhaust are too close to condensers, which are too close to the house and each other, I question whether the 18" above grade is present. Seems like a typical 10 lbs in a 5 lb bag install. Smaller condenser is pushed in a corner and not serviceable.


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    Default Re: water heater exhaust and air intake

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bell View Post
    Intake and exhaust are too close to condensers, which are too close to the house and each other, I question whether the 18" above grade is present. Seems like a typical 10 lbs in a 5 lb bag install. Smaller condenser is pushed in a corner and not serviceable.
    Exactamente, and the disconnects are set behind the units also


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    Turn them on and see if any problem?


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    Do you have a picture of the water heater. I have never seen separate intake and exhaust on one. I also never seen one ran in PVC. Must be high end stuff that builders aren't willing to install around here.

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    I had never seen one either so I got hold to the manual. Here is a link. Thank WS for the model number.

    http://www.hotwater.com/lit/im/res_gas/197209-002.pdf


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    Default Re: water heater exhaust and air intake

    yup same manual added to my report, isn't the internet great!!!?


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