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What is the minimum slope of a flue connector for a gas furnace or water heater?
Sunday, June 17, 2018
“A vent connector shall be installed without dips or sags and shall slope upward toward the vent or chimney at least 1/4-inch per foot (21 mm/m),” according to the Florida Building Code Residential Edition (FBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) at G2427.10.7. The furnace connector shown above appears at first glance to comply; but, looking deeper into the dark closet, we noticed that it actually doubled back down behind itself to meet an existing utility chimney connection opening. They will fool you sometimes...
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To learn more about heating and air conditioning systems, see these other blog posts:
• How can I find out the SEER of my air conditioner?
• My air conditioner won't turn on. What's wrong?
• How can I find out the size of my air conditioner?
• How can I find out the age of my air conditioner or furnace?
• How can I tell whether the condenser (outdoor unit) is an air conditioner or heat pump?
• Where is the air filter for my central air conditioner and furnace? I can’t find it?
• Does an old air conditioner use more electricity as it ages?
• How did homes stay cool in Florida before air conditioning?
• What is wrong with an air conditioner when the air flow out of the vents is low?
• Why has the thermostat screen gone blank?
• Why does it take so long to cool a house when an air conditioner has been off for a while?
• Why is my air conditioner not cooling enough?
• What are the most common problems with wall/window air conditioners?
• Will closing doors reduce my heating and cooling costs?
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