Re: Hot water exhaust vent
Posted by Mike on October 24, 19100 at 15:32:29:
In response to Re: Hot water exhaust vent
This is prohibited as it dumps carbon monoxide into an area that will leak to living spaces. This situation has a very real potential of killing a housefull of people. I recommend venting it to the outside and extinguishing the flame until that is done. Be sure to use appropiate vent materials and a vent cap and keep the vent cap at least 24" away from any structure or roofline. (check your local codes) Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, colorless gas that is a normal byproduct of carbon fuels such as natural gas, propane, kerosene, and gasolene. It will buildup in the body's tissues and kill without ANY warning. I feel that everyone should have a carbon monoxide detector as well as smoke detectors, and read the manufacturer's installation instructions.


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