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Old 06-24-2011, 10:21 PM   #31
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So after the responses/advice my options seem to be....

1. Install a direct vent HWT. I could then install a solid door on the closet and the space could be used for sleeping accommodations (per code).

2. Replace with an electric HWT. Again I could then install a solid door on closet and sleep in room and consider a bedroom

3. Install a grill/vent in wall or door, however cannot be used for sleeping accommodations.

Wondering what other DIY'ers would do in my shoes? Would sleeping in that room with just a grill on the door really present a safety issue for sleeping? Would a CO detector not mitigate that risk?

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Old 06-25-2011, 09:31 AM   #32
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Ok, will check them if I go this route, but, can you confirm you do this type of venting in Nebraska for natural draft hot water heaters?
Yes we can if need be
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:27 PM   #33
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Well for safety sake everything in that closet should be removed. I would definitely fix your venting issue with a 1/4" pitch per foot on however the long the run is to the chimney. Or get it power vented with PVC and a power vent. Sealed combustion. But if not put that unit as close to the chimney as possible. And if you have another bigger combustion device on the chimney put the exhaust of the water heater on top

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So after the responses/advice my options seem to be....

1. Install a direct vent HWT. I could then install a solid door on the closet and the space could be used for sleeping accommodations (per code).

2. Replace with an electric HWT. Again I could then install a solid door on closet and sleep in room and consider a bedroom

3. Install a grill/vent in wall or door, however cannot be used for sleeping accommodations.

Wondering what other DIY'ers would do in my shoes? Would sleeping in that room with just a grill on the door really present a safety issue for sleeping? Would a CO detector not mitigate that risk?
Definitely have a co alarm in the home, do not use electric if you don't have to you spent 77dollers a month here in ny for a electric hot water heater, gas only 33. Natural gas all the way. Stay away from anything electric power plants kill our plant
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Definitely have a co alarm in the home, do not use electric if you don't have to you spent 77dollers a month here in ny for a electric hot water heater, gas only 33. Natural gas all the way. Stay away from anything electric power plants kill our plant
Power company stated that I would be looking at $10-$15 per month more for the electric water heater vs my current gas...

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