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    Default Water Heater Draft Hood

    Ok, so I did about an hour of researching and found no height requirements for the distance between a water heater and the draft hood.

    So, of course I wrote it up, but has anyone found the required distance in which the hood should?

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    Default Re: Water Heater Draft Hood

    Since the standoffs are bent, the height is wrong. Install the product as listed/labeled and designed, with the required attachment to prevent movement

    FWIW, there's way more going in that photo as well.


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    Default Re: Water Heater Draft Hood

    Yes. much more going on, but my question was about the correct height. I know the stand-offs are bent.


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    Default Re: Water Heater Draft Hood

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Reilly View Post
    but my question was about the correct height. I know the stand-offs are bent.
    The height is based on a correct installation of the product, which includes the manufacturer supplied draft hood.
    You can't modify or cut or bend any part of the draft hood.
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    Default Re: Water Heater Draft Hood

    Another way to state the answer to the question is that the proper height of the draft hood is with unbent standoff legs, as they came from the factory.

    The code reference would be that the water heater needs to be installed in accordance with the code and ... that "and" is key ... and the manufacturer's installation instructions.

    Jerry Peck
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