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    Default Roof Jack w/ Neoprene Boot At B Vent

    The roof jack at the B vent for the water heater has a neoprene boot. There should be a 1" clearance between a B vent and combustible materials so the use of a neoprene boot at a B vent would be improper, right?

    (First pic taken with CopterCam. )

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    Default Re: Roof Jack w/ Neoprene Boot At B Vent

    CoptorCam?


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    Default Re: Roof Jack w/ Neoprene Boot At B Vent

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Breedlove View Post
    The roof jack at the B vent for the water heater has a neoprene boot. There should be a 1" clearance between a B vent and combustible materials so the use of a neoprene boot at a B vent would be improper, right?

    (First pic taken with CopterCam. )
    That is a great picture. The boot is completely wrong for that type of application. That type of boot jack or vent stack boot is made for plumbing vents and not "B" vents. It needs to have a metal transition cone with a storm collar to keep the water out.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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    www.traceinspections.com

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    Default Re: Roof Jack w/ Neoprene Boot At B Vent

    As Scott properly identified, that is a plumbing vent boot and is not rated for a ombustion flue.

    The flashing should be of the metal type rated for a B-vent combustion flue.

    Richard


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    Default Re: Roof Jack w/ Neoprene Boot At B Vent

    That's the way I wrote it up. Thanks for confirming my suspicions, guys.


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    Default Re: Roof Jack w/ Neoprene Boot At B Vent

    Copter-Cam!!!


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    Default Re: Roof Jack w/ Neoprene Boot At B Vent

    Those boot are worthless. They fail over time or if installed wong (done alot) and basically end up holding water - bad concept IMHO.


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