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To: muir_redwoods
My last gas furnace was installed over twenty years ago and vented directly outside. I don’t remember that running twenty feet of three inch plastic pipe cost all that much.

I'll admit, that part of the article made me scratch my head. I've never seen a gas furnace vented through a chimney - all of mine had separate vent stacks. Maybe this reference is an upper east coast sort of thing dealing with older houses.

27 posted on 11/26/2012 3:33:36 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Well, I live in Connecticut, that’s pretty far up the east coast. Maybe I’m missing something


30 posted on 11/26/2012 3:38:13 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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The northeast seems to still be heavily dependent upon oil furnaces for some odd reason. Here, nearly all the houses old enough to have had an oil furnace have had the tank removed, soil remediated and the system replaced with natural gas. It’s a major detriment, trying to sell a house with oil heat, especially if the tank is underground. Potential hidden surprises if it leaked, and most do eventually.


32 posted on 11/26/2012 3:38:49 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Charles Martel

My gas water heater vents through the chimney and my old furnace used to. My basement’s unfinished so the PVC vent pipe isn’t an issue.


44 posted on 11/26/2012 4:15:33 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Charles Martel
I'll admit, that part of the article made me scratch my head. I've never seen a gas furnace vented through a chimney - all of mine had separate vent stacks. Maybe this reference is an upper east coast sort of thing dealing with older houses.

Well, my house is in IL, was built in the early 50's, and both the gas furnace and gas water heater, which went in much later, vent to the chimney. The orig. heat was a coal furnace.

92 posted on 11/26/2012 10:31:02 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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