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Tileguy
Direct venting existing water heater by gas

I'm in the planning stages of changing my stairs and I would like to eliminate my chimney. The furnace is direct-vented and the only appliance venting through the chimney is the water heater. The water heater is only 3 yrs old and I would rather not have the buy a new one. Is there any way to power vent or otherwise directly vent the existing water heater outside without having to replace the existing unit. Thanks.

BigWalt
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Tileguy wrote:

I'm in the planning stages of changing my stairs and I would like to eliminate my chimney. The furnace is direct-vented and the only appliance venting through the chimney is the water heater. The water heater is only 3 yrs old and I would rather not have the buy a new one. Is there any way to power vent or otherwise directly vent the existing water heater outside without having to replace the existing unit. Thanks.

I doubt it but check your local code first.
Carbon Monoxide is odorless and colorless gas, you want to have it vented correctly.

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