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TOPIC: what do you think of this water heater venting configuration?

what do you think of this water heater venting configuration? 13 years 4 months ago #13242

I want to get the groups opinion on this  item from a past inspection

tell me what you think, what you would write it up as, etc...
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Re: what do you think of this water heater venting configuration? 13 years 4 months ago #13295

Joe
Looks like improper venting to me.
Seems like it runs downhill after leaving the wh. Reminds me of something from a Dr. Suess book!

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Re: what do you think of this water heater venting configuration? 13 years 4 months ago #13318

You know I was looking at this a little yesterday.  I don't think you could use the argument of a constant uphill slope.  It seems to meet that requirement to me.  Maybe at the top it levels out a little. 

Even with the three bends in it, its also so short you cant use length either.

I'm kinda at a loss here, my eyes and mind tell my it isn't correct, but I cant think of a rule that its actually breaking.

I guess what I would need to know is how big is the vent pipe that its going into, and how long is that pipe.

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Re: what do you think of this water heater venting configuration? 13 years 4 months ago #13343

Looks to be sloping downhill a lot after it enters the larger section of flue. Not good. I would write it up as improper installation of the exhaust piping.

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Re: what do you think of this water heater venting configuration? 13 years 4 months ago #13347

I'm looking at it as its two vents coming together then going out the wall.  If that's not it, then yeah its sloping down hill a lot.

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Re: what do you think of this water heater venting configuration? 13 years 4 months ago #13351

I see what you are referring to John. That piece may be a tee then going into the wall. I guess we would need another picture, maybe looking down at that section of pipe.

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