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    Help! Potential Venting Issue Rheem 90

    Contractors onsite now. Rheem Prestige 90 unit is being installed within 5 feet of outside wall but outside 2nd story deck is about 7feet high. Contractors concerned about proper outside vending. May have to cut hole in deck & put in an elbow and vent it through the deck. I'm ok with this, but I am concerned if there are issues with 'how many elbows' or 'angle of elbows' or length of outside vent. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
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    Can you post a couple of pics?

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    Pics of Deck where we have venting problem

    sorry took so long, had to convert photo into a Word document to get the file size down from 2meg to less than 100K !

    This is a picture of the wall where they need to vent the furnace. The furnace is sitting about 3-5 feet behind the brick wall where you see the A/C unit.

    Thanks!
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    I can't view it.
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    I will try to convert it again to another format. Damn camera takes too high quality photos!

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    Here's a jpg of under my deck

    hopefully you can see this picture and help us. thx !
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    See if this works... it was VERY small....
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    BEENTHERE - Mr.Bill has posted a nice large picture for you. THANKS MrBill!

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    *puts monitor back right side up*

    Ok.... that makes more sense.

    The contractor has the installation manual that tells him what he can and can't do with reguards with installing your new furnace. He also has to conform to all applicable code requirements. Let them worry about the number of elbows etc.. I doubt there would be any issue with elbow count from what you've explained and showed.

    His question, I'm thinking, was whether you would mind the venting coming up through your deck and terminating there. That's a personal preference that he left up to you. Count yourself lucky that you were home to be asked and didn't return to find something done that you were going to be upset with.
    Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.

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    How close will the vent be to the deck.
    The deck can be treated the same as a sofit for clearence.
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