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Old 03-25-2013, 07:12 PM   #16
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hot water tank exhaust problem?


Sounds like you need a little makeup air. Is your house extremely tight? Fans left on in the bathrooms?

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #17
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Is that a power vented water heater? Can you provide the model information?
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Can you also post pics that show more of the water heater and the venting?
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Can you also post pics that show more of the water heater and the venting?
Looks like it could be an older style Rheem Power vent unit http://www.ebay.com/itm/RHEEM-POWER-...p2047675.l2557
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Sorryi haven't gotten back to you guys I hadn't realized there was more replies.

Can't take more pics as I'm away from home, but had a guy come and look at them and he says they're ok, just 13 years old, need a couple things done to them, but he said not really worth it to do it for the age.
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What kind of meter were you using? There probably isn't any natural gas there to detect. What you want to check for is carbon monoxide which is colorless and odorless. You can take a smoke pencil near the flu while the heater is on to make sure it is drafting properly.

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