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    Default water heater failure

    found this inside the burner of a 16 year old wh. i think it is the flue pipe difusser

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    Default Re: water heater failure

    "found this inside the burner of a 16 year old wh. i think it is the flue pipe difusser"

    Yes, that looks like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike huntzinger View Post
    found this inside the burner of a 16 year old wh. i think it is the flue pipe difusser
    More common name is "baffle".

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    Cool Re: water heater failure

    turbulator by some mfrs. Otherwise, flue baffle very common. These usually have 'wings' at the top so they are suspended. Not a good sign but this WH needs to either be replaced or at least really gone over by a pro.

    Keep the fire in the fireplace.

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