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rjordan392 12-09-2007 07:11 PM

Vent Installation For Furnace
Does anyone know what the national code is for a furnace vent after it goes through the wall of a house?
I know of someone who just had one installed and it projects 6 inches from his wall and he complains of smelling chorine and pvc smells. The area in question is a 9 foot driveway shared by both him and a neighbor. He suspects it was not installed to code.

hvac122 12-11-2007 03:56 PM

The manufactures installation instructions are the norm for PVC vents. They will tell you distances and such.

jogr 12-11-2007 04:11 PM

Any chance it could just be some pvc glue odor if it was just installed?

rjordan392 12-11-2007 05:22 PM

I found a "Trane" installation guide and forwarded it. I also advised him that to give it time to break in and it may cease giving off offensive odors. But if the odor is a natural production of the combustion process, is there an alternative hookup for the vent through the chimney if no other heaters are vented to it.

redline 12-11-2007 06:09 PM

Is the smell on the outside of the house or on the interior?

rjordan392 12-11-2007 07:33 PM

The smell is outside

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