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    Hi Folks,

    I bought a 50 gallon power vent water heater for my home to replace the expensive electric unit.

    2 questions:

    1) What are my options for terminating the PVC vent? I think an ugly pvc pipe sticking out my side wall next to my porch is going to be an eyesore and I'm wondering if anyone sells a nice termination kit? Maybe something that looks similar to a clothes dryer vent?

    2) What is the best way to make a nice looking 2-3/8 inch hole through the brick on my home? I was going to buy a core drill until I saw the price of them. I'm really trying to stay away from having to drill a bunch of smaller holes around a circle and chipping it out.. that is always a messy ugly hole.


    thanks,

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    You may be able to rent a core drill rather than buy, and that WOULD be the way to go.

    I'm not sure how a dryer vent is any prettier than a stub of PVC. Most people put a 45 ell with a bug & mouse screen directed downward on the end and call it day. You could stub it out and install a metal hood type termination over it, but be sure it's stainless- the mildly acidic exhaust condensate would make a mess of aluminum in short years.

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    Cool hammer and chisel work good

    just measure the spot you want it to come out and
    use a masonary bit ... make a series of holes and
    chip them out.....

    or do it the old fashioned --manly way and
    take a baby sledje hammer and beat a hole through the
    wall with a chisel...... try not to bash your hand or finger
    when swinging that baby sledje hammer.....that will smart bad...

    install the pvc vent and PAINT IT the color of the brick...
    go buy some caulcking the color of the brick and seal up
    the ejges that you make

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