A chimney to a oil furnace collapsed, and I see the local heating contractor installed a power vent http://s3.pexsupply.com/manuals/1260..._PROD_FILE.pdf with am exhaust pipe that goes outside and just about the ground (not a real chimney)

Anyone hear of this before? It's a high snow area - won't it get covered with snow? They had to shovel away 4 foot of snow outside to install this.

Is that code compliance??

Thank You