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Gas Hot Water Boiler's Flue Cap installed incorrectly?
About 2 weeks ago, I had a chimney sweep install a new flue liner in my exhaust chimney leading to a Rheem Gas Hot Water Boiler (50 gallons) & my Weil McLain gas boiler.
My house is over 70 yrs. old & the chimney was filled with disintegrating debris when the chimney sweep opened the flue entrance.
The sweep detached both the hot water boiler's flue cap & the flue attachment to the gas boiler in order to complete the installation of the new flue liner.
However, when the sweep re-attached the hot water boiler's flue cap, it looked too close to the top of the hot water boiler (in my non-plumber opinion). When I questioned the sweep about the flue cap's re-attachment, he told me that is the way it should be.
Now, my faucet is shooting with pressure when I open the hot water faucet. I was wondering:
IS THIS HOT WATER TANK"S FLUE CAP INSTALLED IMPROPERLY...TOO CLOSE TO THE TOP? WILL THIS ENDANGER MY FAMILY'S SAFETY?
I am attaching photos of the "before flue cap removal" & the "after the flue cap reinstallation."
I would appreciate any expert opinion on this, as I do not want my family endangered.
Thank you so much!
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