barlyhop Posted April 29, 2010 Report Share Posted April 29, 2010 I inspected this ranch home yesterday. The basement was finished over the years and the gas furnace and water heater were relocated for floor plan reasons. The gas water heater vents into the furnace vent pipe on the horizontal about 10 inches from the furnace cabinet. The water heater vent pipe is about 6 feet long. I flame checked the draft at the water heater draft hood and barely found much of a draft at all but when the furnace burner kicks on, the draft is acceptable at that point. Also, there was a single wall stovepipe from the furnace through the drywalled wall, then ran across an open hall and then up above a suspended ceiling system to the chimney. I called out the combustible clearance of the vent pipe to wood structure. I recommended further evaluation of all of the venting system related to both appliances as it didn't appear to be all that safe to me. What else am I missing here? Click to Enlarge 37.81 KB Click to Enlarge 42.06 KB Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.