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Old 07-01-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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Securing vent hood to top of water heater?

I've been told that by code, the vent hood to a water heater must be secured to the tank by sheet metal screws.

So can one drive the screws right into the metal on top of the water heater? I do not know how the tank is constructed, I would hate to pierce the pressure tank itself.


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Old 07-01-2008, 08:59 PM   #2
Ouch!That'll leave a mark
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With a 1/2" sheetmetal screw you would have plenty of room between the pressure tank and the outer shell. 1" of insulation would separate the two.


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