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    At our current rates, it would cost about 2.5x to...

    At our current rates, it would cost about 2.5x to heat with electricity than NG. Yikes, no thanks! So with the guidance of those here, I decided to "rearrrange" the area that the water heater is in...
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    When we bought this house 20 years ago, we had no...

    When we bought this house 20 years ago, we had no gas, so we had an electric 40 gallon tank. 2 years after we moved in, we converted to NG and installed a gas WH. The savings from only switching from...
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    On BW's site, they claim about 104" from the...

    On BW's site, they claim about 104" from the centerline of the exhaust pipe on top of the tank, to the outside wall surface. This is on their direct vent 40 gallon tank in my link on page 1, with...
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    How far can a direct vent WH vent be run? I...

    How far can a direct vent WH vent be run? I measured my distance and it may be too far.
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    Not sure this is true. Read the first feature in...

    Not sure this is true. Read the first feature in B-W heater that I linked above.
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    Plumber111, That WH may be a perfect fit!...

    Plumber111,

    That WH may be a perfect fit! These are things that I don't know, direct vs "power direct".

    The reason that the contractor mentioned a power vent WH is because I have been...
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    I realize this and quite frankly was surprised at...

    I realize this and quite frankly was surprised at how close both the exhaust for the furnace and for a direct-vent gas stove are to windows. I forget what the code specified, but it didn't seem to...
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    Looking at this unit: ...

    Looking at this unit:

    http://www.bradfordwhite.com/images/shared/pdfs/specsheets/116-B.pdf

    I don't think it uses any air from the house. I am very concerned about the exhaust smell. After...
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    Power vent water heater question

    Hello, newbie here. I am considering upgrading my NG water heater natural draft flue with a sealed-combustion power vent unit. I have a small ranch house with a full basement in Central New York, and...
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