And with b-venting there is no power vent its all natural draft? Also, what make the double wall b-vent pipe able to keep exhaust gases hotter than single wall?Yes on both accounts, especially if it is a mid efficiency furnace. You can single wall vent the water heater to the B vent but the furnace should have B vent so the flue gas does not cool down B4 it gets to the chimney. They used to allow single wall from the furnace but changed the code to B vent where I am. B vent is ALWAYS better for both appliances as you do not want the flue gases to cool down or condensation or corrosion occurs.
Through a chimney, as in you already have a chimney?Can you B-vent a furnace or hot water heater through a chimney? If you can I assume the entire flue running from the appliance to the outlet of chimney would also need to be b-vent pipe?