water heater exhaust pipe installed sloping downwards surrounded by exposed wood studs
Photo: Larry Wasson
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Among other things, the water heater exhaust pipe is supposed to slope upward toward the chimney and it must be well clear of those combustible wood studs and secured together with screws, not tape. Some people are never satisfied!

Larry Wasson
Affiliated Inspectors, Inc.
Chevy Chase, Md.

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