Natural Draft Orphaned Hot Water Heater

We keep running into these.

Natural Draft Orphaned Hot Water Heaters that will not pass Draft.

Any thoughts on economical solutions?

These are typically in a pre-Weatherized house.

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Comment by Tom DelConte on January 30, 2013 at 12:18pm

Agree with Mr. Lintow. Avoid complexity by avoiding solar, heat pump, hybrid, etc. It Must supply hot water first, not expense!

Comment by Sean Lintow Sr on January 30, 2013 at 9:51am

Replace with an electric one is the cheapest solution

If they still want gas, LP or oil - replace with a direct vent

Nothing else is as economical or as safe

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