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    Default Direct venting existing water heater by gas

    I'm in the planning stages of changing my stairs and I would like to eliminate my chimney. The furnace is direct-vented and the only appliance venting through the chimney is the water heater. The water heater is only 3 yrs old and I would rather not have the buy a new one. Is there any way to power vent or otherwise directly vent the existing water heater outside without having to replace the existing unit. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Direct venting existing water heater by gas

    Quote Originally Posted by Tileguy View Post
    I'm in the planning stages of changing my stairs and I would like to eliminate my chimney. The furnace is direct-vented and the only appliance venting through the chimney is the water heater. The water heater is only 3 yrs old and I would rather not have the buy a new one. Is there any way to power vent or otherwise directly vent the existing water heater outside without having to replace the existing unit. Thanks.

    I doubt it but check your local code first.
    Carbon Monoxide is odorless and colorless gas, you want to have it vented correctly.
    "Life does not go by the book, we learn as we go along".

    You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use WD-40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the Duct Tape.


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