Re: [gardeners] hot water heater

George Shirley (
Sun, 03 Jun 2001 08:58:01 -0500

Is there a vent through the outside wall or is the fan supposed to force the
exhaust gases through the blocks? I have never heard of one of these before
either. I would want those exhaust gases out of my house though, they're
comprised of mostly carbon monoxide along with some other products of
combustion, not a healthy combination.


penny x stamm wrote:
> Has anybody heard of a self-venting hot water heater? The
> pros want to install one next to an outside wall. It contains
> its own fan for exhausting the fumes, and vents simply right
> thru the cement building blocks which make up our wall. No
> chimney is needed.  Apparently the moment the heater cuts
> in, the fan also goes on. If either one fails, neither one gets
> activated.
> Supposedly many manufacturers make them. We cannot
> find them in the Grainger book, which worries us. We have
> requested a brochure.
> Penny, NY
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