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August 28, 2:41 AM [GMT -5]

There are some basic steps that may help you to install Power-Vented Water Heater:-

1) Turn off the power to the water heater and yeah also see Warnings for additional details.

2) Select an appropriate location in your home for your gas pressure switch to be mounted, and attach it using the screws supplied and the screwdriver. Make sure each hole has screwed well so that the part will stay securely in place.

3) Measure the distance from the fitting area that is intended to be connected to the gas valve and also the burner manifold pressure tap point.

4) Measure the distance from the gas pressure switch that you have installed in Step 2 to the burner area. Stop measuring before you get to the area where the pilot light flames are.

5) Record both of the figures, then cut two lengths of the 1/4-inch aluminum tubing or wire. Make sure the ends have smoothly cut surfaces and, are not bent or otherwise damaged. Also, do not cut them exactly to measurement values, but leave enough so that the tubing can be bent properly, at careful pace.

6) Remove the pressure tap that has been fitted, from the burner manifold area.

7) Carefully bend the first piece of tubing or wire that you cut to match the measurement in Step 3 until it can be fitted properly between the two points mentioned in Step 3.

8) Put together your both fitting and attach it to the tubing and separate the joint that you just made by doing that.

9) Thread the pressure tap fitting to the burner manifold by hand, and tighten it by your hand. Do not use a tool and do not over tighten it.

10) Now insert one end of the tube to the compression fitting. Use one wrench to hold it while using another wrench to properly tighten the compression fitting.

11) Bend the second piece of tubing so it will reach the area you measured it in Step 3. Connect it to the “warning” fitting to the gas pressure switch.

12) Now install the other components. You have to just follow the installation instructions that came with the kit.

October 29, 8:34 AM [GMT -5]

Mine is More of a question- I just replaced a power vent water heater with another, and my new one wont stay lit. The error code says vent blockage or improper venting. Question- since the old one vented with no problem, why wont this one? Would it help if I eliminate 8' of vent? That can be done.... Thanks!

October 29, 8:34 AM [GMT -5]

Mine is More of a question- I just replaced a power vent water heater with another, and my new one wont stay lit. The error code says vent blockage or improper venting. Question- since the old one vented with no problem, why wont this one? Would it help if I eliminate 8' of vent? That can be done.... Thanks!

March 15, 6:36 PM [GMT -5]

I'm a little confused by the Tip that was attached to this article: "Power-vented water heaters cost more than natural-draft heaters, but if you don’t have an existing chimney, installation will be less."
If I have an existing chimney why would the installation be more?

BTW my own situation may modify your suggestions. We had a high efficiency furnace installed 4 years ago (Wonderful savings & better, more stable temps too!). That system uses outside air as intake & exhausts the 'tepid' air outside, similar to what a Power Vented Water Heater would do. In fact, after consulting with my furnace installer, I may install a pwr. vented H2O htr. using almost the same PVC intake while power venting through the existing chimney as happens now. Not sure if there are condensation issues with such an exhaust??

Which recent issue had pages about hot water heaters? I can't find my copy.
Thanks
OldProf

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