I would like some advice on what we should run from our basement up through the roof for immediate and future condensing water heater venting requirements.
While I have not yet decided on which water heater to purchase, I am at a point in the remodeling project where I need to run the venting.
Condensing tank heaters such as the AO Smith Vertex uses two 3" PVC
Rheem tankless uses two 3" PVC
Rinnai and other tankless units use a concentric system.
We can run 2 3" pipes up into the attic and then go to a concentric terminator, or run a concentric pipe all the way up.
Which would give me the best long term flexibility?
Are there adapters that split a concentric output into separate pipes?
Thank you for your help!
imho, I think you are better off running two seperate 3 inch pipes up to just under the roof and then terminating both to a PVC concentric vent. You might encounter too much resistance to air flow and exhaust running concentric all the way.