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 Posted: Sat Jun 3rd, 2017 08:06 pm
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We just moved into a house where the water heater is 19 years old and it's time to update. When it was installed there wasn't a basement egress window, but there is one today. New Jersey code requires venting at least 4 feet from a window opening. In the picture the vent is just right of the chimney. ( White PVC ). Could I come out from the same location and then go 90 degrees and terminate in the middle of the chimney area ? Thanks !

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 Posted: Sun Jun 4th, 2017 05:30 pm
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Hi,  You'll need to have a look in the manufacturer's instructions and see what is possible with the venting.  Certainly heading up with the vent sounds right, but you need to know from the manufacturer haw many elbows and what size pipe they want under different circumstances. 

Also, there seems to be the issue of condensation and how to get rid if it.  That should also be covered in the literature. ;)

Yours,  Larry

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We ended up going with a Concentric Vent which vents out as well as takes air in. This is acceptable up to a foot from a window. It also solved our problem of negative inside air pressure from the previous heater blowing air out and a radon device as well.

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