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Installation of a power vent water heater in crawl space

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Peter says:
May 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm
I’m thinking about installing the power vent water heater in the crawl space which is 64 inches high. The water heater is 58 inches to the top of the blower – I’m not sure if 6 inches would be enough for venting elbow. Is it safe to have water heater in such tight space?
asked in Gas Water Heater by darekrudy (21,730 points)
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Hi Peter,
It would depend on the particular power vent water heater requirements. If you already know its brand, check online for the manual / installation instruction and verify PVC vent pipe and motor assembly clearances (or let me know and I try to find it for you ).
It would also depend on the PVC vent pipe diameter requirements but I believe you should be OK, Important things to consider for the water heater crawlspace installation is sufficient combustion air supply, so it burns without producing Carbon Monoxide, and possibility of moisture / flooding. Let me know if you have any other questions.
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)