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markharmon 05-31-2013 02:30 PM

b vent rain cap question
 
Hi guys,

I want to replace my hot water heater rain cap. The liner is 5". Its a single wall b vent. I know I can get these at any regular home improvement store but the cap has to sit on the existing clay chimney liner like it currently does. Right now its a piece of flashing bent at 90 degrees so it basically folds over the clay liner. Would I have to make this myself or do they sell these?

ddawg16 05-31-2013 02:43 PM

If it's B-Vent....it is not single wall. B-Vent is double wall...

5" is kind of big for a water heater...what is the dia at the water heater?

Pictures would help....but If I understand what your describing...you have a B-Vent on your water heater that dumps into your fireplace flue...which is 5" clay pipe?

markharmon 05-31-2013 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 1192093)
If it's B-Vent....it is not single wall. B-Vent is double wall...

5" is kind of big for a water heater...what is the dia at the water heater?

Pictures would help....but If I understand what your describing...you have a B-Vent on your water heater that dumps into your fireplace flue...which is 5" clay pipe?

the chimney liner is 5" because the water heater was once common vented with a furnace but that furnace is now direct vented. The hot water heater is 4" then an increase to tie into the 5" liner.


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