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Do I have to turn off water heater to replace the vent?

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I am selling my home and the inspector said I have to remove thermostat controlled damper from water heater vent.  It is 50 gallon tank,  I bought type B gas vent to replace the section where the damper was.  Thanks!!

asked in Gas Water Heater by chrisg (140 points)
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Hi ChrisG
For your own safety you should turn the burner OFF before replacing the vent connector or at least lower the thermostat’s setting to the minimum / pilot lighting setting. You don’t want to get burned while replacing the vent connector and your water heater’s burner suddenly kicks in.
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)

Thanks for the fast response!  I will definitly follow what you said.

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