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    Default Re: Any Suggestions

    I'd start with a properly routed dryer vent.

    Dom.


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    That's what first came to mind. The only problem is that this is a poor garage conversion and the wash area and the water heater closet are now in the middle of the house. So I guess my question would be where would be the best way to reroute the dryer vent?

    Dylan Whitehead

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    Up and over? Up and out through a gable end? Up and out through the roof (which creates the risk of creating a roof leak in an existing roof)?

    All depends on the structure and style of the house.

    Two story or single story?

    Also, the T&P relief valve discharge line appears to be going uphill.

    Additionally, the vent is *inside* the draft hood instead of *over* the draft hood.

    What about adding a drain pan, is that water I see leaking at the bottom?

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    Default Re: Any Suggestions

    That is water at the bottom. There was a fire in the closet caused by lint and pilot light. When I got the call to go out there and look at this I told them that they were going to need a professional plumber to correct the TP line, the water heater vent pipe (it was not secure, had openings in it, and not enough clearance), install a pan drain, and to check for any other items that may need to be serviced. I was suprised to see that the dryer vent terminated directley into the closet, and by the way there wasn't a cover over the pilot light for the water heater.

    Dylan Whitehead

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    Default Re: Any Suggestions

    Dylan,

    Being as there is no way to drain the drain pan in that installation, the homeowner should install one of these"

    Watts: WDS | Water Heater Leak Detectors | Water Safety & Flow Control

    WAGS

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    Default Re: Any Suggestions

    There are other options for the pan drain, if the plumber was to elevate the water heater. If they do not then I woul suggest that one of those devices be used. I am leaving that up to the plumber. My main concern was the dryer vent.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Dylan Whitehead

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