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Old 11-01-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
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Hey, guys. New here. ;-)

Our water heater is 13-14 years old and beginning to leak a little around the top. I was thinking of going with a tankless heater but they're so much more money and using very rough numbers I figured it would take 15 years to save enough to break even.

But then I realized that I have a power vent heater. Can you tell if I actually need a power vent model? or is it optional. What are the criteria?

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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You don't "need" a power vented heater, but modifying the venting to accommodate metal might be a pain.

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You don't "need" a power vented heater, but modifying the venting to accommodate metal might be a pain.
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