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    Default Gas Hot Water heater exhaust pipe

    This is a picture of a hot water heater that is located in a corner under a deck of a 1850 built house. Can the exhaust pipe be vented that short of distance under a wood deck? This is not in a enclosed area.

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    Jim

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    Default Re: Gas Hot Water heater exhaust pipe

    It is, therefore it "can be", but it should not be.
    It should terminate above the roof.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Gas Hot Water heater exhaust pipe

    Also the Flexable (gas) connector should not be longer that 3', that one looks to be much longer than that.

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    Default Re: Gas Hot Water heater exhaust pipe

    Looks like PB tubing also.

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    Default Re: Gas Hot Water heater exhaust pipe

    the installation is wrong for too many reasons to mention and why heat hot water?


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    Default Re: Gas Hot Water heater exhaust pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by brian schmitt View Post
    .... why heat hot water?
    I had an uncle who was a plumber, and he broke me from using the term hot water heater at a pretty young age.

    I wonder if there are any other terms that are often misused...


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    Default Re: Gas Hot Water heater exhaust pipe

    looks like the tubing on the pressure relief is pitched backwards also.


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    Default Re: Gas Hot Water heater exhaust pipe

    Jim,

    Start with the minimum height of the vent and go from there (I've only listed a couple of things).

    Minimum height of the vent is 5 feet from the draft hood to the lowest point in the gas vent cap.

    Minimum height is also 2 feet higher than any obstruction within 8 feet horizontally.

    From just those two things, you can see where this is going ... downhill fast.

    Also, define 'not in an enclosed area' as that water heater is not approved for use outside ... as I said, it is going downhill fast ...

    Add to that the PB being outside, exposed to sunlight, not protected from freezing ... I could go on and on and on ...

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