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Thread: Water heater door question

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    Arrow Water heater door question

    I had a gas heater now have electric. Now the question is as far as replacing the door does electric have to have loover in the door or can it be a solid front door. Hope this makes since the question that is

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    Master Plumber Dunbar Plumbing's Avatar
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    If there is a gas furnace in that same room, YES, you will have to leave them in.

    Some buildings are built with a fresh air return to allow this makeup air to travel into the room. Otherwise the louvered door or extremely large gap between the door and floor is practiced.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    DIY scratch-pad engineer leejosepho's Avatar
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    Since the gas heater needed air for exhaust venting and the electric heater does not, I would say a solid door should be fine as long as that would not block/stop the air needed by the furnace for its own exhaust venting.

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    Default No gas

    We have no gas any more it is turned off outside and everything is now total electric. What venting are you talking about in electric
    Last edited by Bigbobdallas; 03-25-2007 at 09:16 AM.

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    Default venting

    Electric appliances, other than most cooktops, do not need venting.


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