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Old 05-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Do they make a flush mount vent for the side of your house?

Kinda like the dryer vent for gas vent line?

It will be installed on a block wall

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Ive seen a few over the years not sure if they were custom made or store bought, much nicer look then the round.

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Not sure if you literally meant "flush".

But would not it be similar to a side vented gas fireplace vent?

Never seen it for a gas dryer.... but seems there should be something similar.
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yes, I have seen a few placements, is there anything wrong with doing this? My water heater will be vented outside through the block wall, my electric meter box/disconnect is directly above that... and it sits right inbetween 2 windows. My thought is I have two options...90 it around the meter and then go up and vent right beside the mast (left or right) or find a flush mount. I have done some research and seen that it is a good idea to put it at least 12" off the ground.

I have attached a picture of the area. dont know what would be the best option functionally first and then asthetically pleasing also. Vent is temporary stuck out to show placement not staying there.
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Your venting a metal flu hot water tank through your side wall below windows... Not planning on living long are you?

You need a power vent hot water tank. The tank you are using needs a chimney through the roof in Class B metal flue with a roof cap.
http://www.ventingpipe.com/type-b-gas-vent-pipe/c1760

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You could use a Trane Bayvent termination on a direct vent water heater. It only sticks out a few inches, and can be painted.
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aganist code to vent a draft hood appliance through side wall....like a water heater.....you have to use a power vented heater that vents with pvc pipe..ben sr
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aganist code to vent a draft hood appliance through side wall....like a water heater.....you have to use a power vented heater that vents with pvc pipe..ben sr
So far the OP hasn't said what kind of water heater he has.
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So far the OP hasn't said what kind of water heater he has.
you are right but he has a 4" b vent sticking out of the side of house ....Iam thinking this is what he is talking about....and just in case he's thinking he can vent a drafthood ..????? good point though.ben sr
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So far the OP hasn't said what kind of water heater he has.
hey bt read his post again
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you are right but he has a 4" b vent sticking out of the side of house ....Iam thinking this is what he is talking about....and just in case he's thinking he can vent a drafthood ..????? good point though.ben sr

I didn't take notice to that B vent sticking out. Yep, it has to go up past the roof. And must be B vent, not plastic. Thanks for the catch. I think I should go and get new glasses.
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I didn't take notice to that B vent sticking out. Yep, it has to go up past the roof. And must be B vent, not plastic. Thanks for the catch. I think I should go and get new glasses.
I only said pvc because he could power vent heater to side wall and be done with it....ben sr
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I only said pvc because he could power vent heater to side wall and be done with it....ben sr

I saw the PVC already sticking out, and thought it was for the water heater.

OP, if you add a power ventor to your water heater so it can be side wall vented. Often they are noisy, and most people end up hating them.
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That vent, if for a natural draft water heater, is definitely wrong, as others have said. Also, you may want to check your local codes on distances between regulators and mechanical air intakes: the intake for what appears to be a high efficient furnace needs to be 10 feet from a natural gas regulator by my code (Canadian B149). Yours may vary, but worth a look.

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