Disconnected Water Heater Exhaust

I inspected an electric water heater earlier today which had apparently replaced a gas water heater, as the exhaust pipe was still resting on top of the newer unit. It is still connected to the common vent for the adjacent gas furnace. Is that a problem? Should it be removed? Thanks.


I would recommend removal. It is sucking warm interior air up the chimney and it is in the way to work on the other units and it is unprofessional.

And, Daniel, welcome back to our forum…enjoy. :smile:

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orphaned wh flue should be removed & heater flue properly repaired
i’d also report
taped elec absent proper armored connector
elec ground not visibly attached to green screw

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Thanks, Larry. I explained the issue to the client and it is definitely unprofessional to leave the orphaned exhaust pipe. I appreciate your input. :+1:

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Thank you, Barry. Good eye!

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Pleasure, Daniel… :smile:

Don’t forget what Barry noted, either.

FYI, the electrical ground is attached to the green screw, it’s just difficult to see in the photo provided. Excellent input from both of you and I certainly appreciate it.

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DC you’re welcome
also, i meant to mention the cold water bond appears undersized
https://www.ecmweb.com/basics/bonding-grounding/article/20893545/grounding-vs-bonding-part-10-of-12