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Wye direction - Furnace / Water Heater connection

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Isn't there a requirement that the wye connector for the water heater points toward the discharge point instead of back toward the furnace.

Discharge point is toward the back in the pictures. Flue from right comes from furnace.

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Sometimes looking for a code reference is missing a very fine opportunity to educate the customer. A simple appeal to the customers intelligence in the form of walking them through how buoyant hot air "works" would suffice; anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together would see it's stupid and a hazard.

Inasmuch as it would take about 5 minutes to fix, I'd make it real clear that the smart thing would be to fix it.

If the world turned on me and insisted it's OK because I couldn't find a code reference, I'd still put it in the report, shrug, and not think on it ever again.

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