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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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