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    Hack waterheater vent.

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    Should naturally draft just fine.


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    I’ll take low boy hot water tank for $300 please


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    I guess your talking about the immediate 90° elbow
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    It Ohmost looks like the backdraft diverter was cut down also. Might just be the angel.


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    Does that vent dump into a return duct?
    If you were a real tech, you'd solder a relay on that board and call it good to go.

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    Yes, they cut it way down. It's not going to help at all if there's a down draft.


    Quote Originally Posted by Metalman0880 View Post
    It Ohmost looks like the backdraft diverter was cut down also. Might just be the angel.


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    I don't see the problem. What is it?

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    Draft diverters aren't very good anyway, better to have a barometric draft control, what they did is cut the legs mostly off of this one making it even worse.


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    I was at a buddy's house one time. they were asking me about running gas line or something, and casually mentioned that when it's real windy outside, sometimes they have to relight the pilot on the water heater. I found all the legs bent out on the draft deverter and the cone flat against the top of the heater. Got a good chuckle out of that one.....they seemed to think it was a normal thing. they'd been in the house several years! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billg View Post
    Yes, they cut it way down. It's not going to help at all if there's a down draft.
    Well we all know the tab typically goes into the slot on those.
    It appears they just bent one leg to hold it in place.
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    Hack waterheater vent.

    Are you going to repair it? Looks like you don’t have room for a barometric


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    A 4" bull-dogged tee with a barometric damper would fit. The curled plastic on the top of the heater is a sure back-draft sign.
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