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Old 12-07-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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I have a tankless water heater that must vent through the roof. what/how do I insulate the hot vent pipe from drywall, insulation, etc. as it passes through the ceiling in route to roof?

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Old 12-07-2010, 08:28 PM   #2
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I have a tankless water heater that must vent through the roof. what/how do I insulate the hot vent pipe from drywall, insulation, etc. as it passes through the ceiling in route to roof?
These units come with precise instructions as to their installation.
Was yours missing? If so, the company has a website where you can obtain a replacement.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:15 PM   #3
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The heater is installed per the directions. There was no insulation directions for passing through the insulated joists between the first floor and the roof. Is there a fireproof insulation that could be used?
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The heater is installed per the directions. There was no insulation directions for passing through the insulated joists between the first floor and the roof. Is there a fireproof insulation that could be used?
Post the make and model number.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:11 AM   #5
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It is a Takagi T-K2. I am using Z-Vent III from Z-Flex for the vent pipe. Thanks for your help.
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It is a Takagi T-K2. I am using Z-Vent III from Z-Flex for the vent pipe. Thanks for your help.
The Z-vent instructions for the pipe are online if they didn't come with the pipe.
I hope you know what you're doing with this. I'd install an interconnected CO alarm just in case.
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Thanks Ron,

The heater was installed by licensed persons 6-7 years ago and has worked perfectly. A recent decision to modify the laundry room.....forced the insulation issues.
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Thanks Ron,

The heater was installed by licensed persons 6-7 years ago and has worked perfectly. A recent decision to modify the laundry room.....forced the insulation issues.
Then why can't you look at the current configuration and clearances and use that information?
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