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    Default 2006 WATER HEATER IMPROPER VENT SLOPE

    HEY GUYS house built in 2006 with this downward slope on exhaust pipe and rusted exterior vent. i know this is a call out. but what was city inspector looking at. CVF

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    Default Re: 2006 WATER HEATER IMPROPER VENT SLOPE

    Quote Originally Posted by CHARLIE VAN FLEET View Post
    HEY GUYS house built in 2006 with this downward slope on exhaust pipe and rusted exterior vent. i know this is a call out. but what was city inspector looking at. CVF
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    Default Re: 2006 WATER HEATER IMPROPER VENT SLOPE

    You got the gas regulator next to the ignition source, I am sure.

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    Default Re: 2006 WATER HEATER IMPROPER VENT SLOPE

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    You got the gas regulator next to the ignition source, I am sure.
    jerry explain--the exhaust vent should not be that close to gas meter ?


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    Default Re: 2006 WATER HEATER IMPROPER VENT SLOPE

    Quote Originally Posted by CHARLIE VAN FLEET View Post
    jerry explain--the exhaust vent should not be that close to gas meter ?
    Charlie,

    The gas regulator and its vent should be, as I recall, either 3 feet or 5 feet from an ignition source, the a/ condenser unit is considered an ignition source.

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    Default Re: 2006 WATER HEATER IMPROPER VENT SLOPE

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Charlie,

    The gas regulator and its vent should be, as I recall, either 3 feet or 5 feet from an ignition source, the a/ condenser unit is considered an ignition source.
    thanks jerry will check that out


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    Default Re: 2006 WATER HEATER IMPROPER VENT SLOPE

    Quote Originally Posted by CHARLIE VAN FLEET View Post
    thanks jerry will check that out
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    Default Re: 2006 WATER HEATER IMPROPER VENT SLOPE

    Thanks for that! ^^

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