Re: [gardeners] hot water heater

George Shirley (
Mon, 04 Jun 2001 07:16:28 -0500

It sounds like a viable way to vent the products of combustion outside the
house. That's the main concern, get that CO and other gases outside. Sounds good
to me.


penny x stamm wrote:
> George, they make a round hole thru a building block and
> place some kind of small box on the outside wall. The vent goes
> right to there and stops. No chimney required.  It's rather like the
> clothes dryer vent, or the kitchen stove exhaust fan vent on the
> outside wall.
> We HAVE to do something for the very reason that in the summer
> time, when the air conditioner and the hot water heater go on
> simultaneously, fumes come into the workshop, plus condensate
> backflows into the furnace vent and rusts out the doggone
> furnace!  This doesn't happen in the wintertime because of the
> cold air being outside and the warm air inside. It happens in the
> summer because of the cold air being inside and the warm air
> being outside. The exhaust from the furnace has to flow thru
> a 20 foot transite pipe before it finds the chimney!    The house
> was not built to take air conditioning.
> BTW, we are both delighted that your shoulder feels better!  I
> don't dare tell you to take it easy, but DO be careful!
> Penny, NY
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