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Old 01-15-2018, 08:14 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm looking at doing a garage conversion and had some concerns about what to do with an existing water heater. We have a water heater in the garage and not too sure on what ventilation is needed for it. It sits in the corner of our garage and is a 40,000 BTU water heater. The garage also has a vent (See below) that we are not too sure of what it is used for but we assume it is to ventilate the water heater. Our plan was to build a wall 5 ft out from the garage door which will create a separate area for the water heater and the vent (See below). Is this a good option? Or is there a better one that will save us some space? Thanks

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Here's a map of what we plan to do:
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:11 PM   #2
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I would want mine in the house.?
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I would want mine in the house.?
Totally agree, but he might live in the Tropics.

Because there is what looks like a vent on the top, I assume the water heater is gas powered. If so, you will need a source of fresh air as combustion air to burn as the heater gets fired. That would explain the vent.
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Totally agree, but he might live in the Tropics.

Because there is what looks like a vent on the top, I assume the water heater is gas powered. If so, you will need a source of fresh air as combustion air to burn as the heater gets fired. That would explain the vent.
Sorry I didn't follow up on this in a timely matter.

I would still want the heater in the house near it's destination. The longer the run the more money it will cost.
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