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  1. #1
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    I have a customer that has an 80+ furnace with a power venter. The PV is shot and the vent is 4 inches off the ground.
    I suggest that we replace the whole thing and install vent up the side of the house. What would be the best vent product for this application.
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  2. #2
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    unless its a crappy house anything up the side would look like sh!t.

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    If the furnace is old perhaps suggest a new 90%+ furnace?
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    I've seen B-vent run up the side of the house like that before. It is not pretty. I think the shinier the vent is the worse it looks too. LOL If this is a decent neighborhood at all, I would be recommending a 90 plus with a concentric vent kit.
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    Also, B-vent exposed to the elements should covered and insulated to prevent cold chimney problems.
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    Alot of those 80% pvc furnaces were death machines. Alot of recalls on the gray PVC!

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    That wasn't pvc, or at least shouldn't have been. That special plastic piping was also designed originally for the IDB 78% efficient furnaces that had IDBs with a little extra boost to them. It was the 80% requirement that killed the side venting with special high temperature plastic or B-vent because the IDBs had to be toned down to only move the amount of air needed for combustion in order to get the efficiency to 80%.
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    I don't think he is talking about PVC, I think he means a Side Wall Power Ventor




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