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