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  1. #1
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    Water Heater venting

    PVC pipe on right is for the 90% furnace. Metal pipe on left is for the water heater. This was done as new construction and somehow passed inspection. Single wall pipe thru the wall, heater is about 4' from the wall so it is a nice, short & hot flue. Homeowner acted suprised when he was told this is improper AND unsafe, didn't seem to care since it "has been like that for years".
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    Just put a vent cap on it to keep out rain and evil spirits and call it good.

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    Most home owners just want it to work and do not care so much for the safty aspect, but how much does it cost.

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    The problem I see it it was never connected to the gutter downspout. How on earth can you fill the waterheater with that setup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooked View Post
    Just put a vent cap on it to keep out rain and evil spirits and call it good.

    Looks to me a little late for keeping the evil spirits out.

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    In central Iowa, that vent pipe is toooooo close to that gas meter and regulator.
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    Check out the hole for the refrigerant lines.
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    TAG IT!!! shut it off, it's not safe, it's your license and your due diligence.
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    RIDGID|YELLOW JACKET|UEI|TESTO|STANLEY|CPS|VETO| KLEIN|MILWAUKEE|MASTERCRAFT|

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
    TAG IT!!! shut it off, it's not safe, it's your license and your due diligence.
    Spoken like a guy with TSSA looking over his shoulder.......LOL

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    also looks like a mallable coupling on the gas pipe. those are also illegal her in MD.

    same stuff here. homeowners dont care about safety. they just want to know if it works and how much to get it to work.

    "well its been this way for years"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CityHvac View Post
    Spoken like a guy with TSSA looking over his shoulder.......LOL
    hahahaha..... hahahaha.... that's the schooling bit kick in. I haven't dealt with TSSA so far. finger crossed.
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