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Draft Hood

While checking a job, came across this exhaust connection. Two atmospheric gas fired boilers, manufactured by US Radiator. They both connect into the chimney separetly, but thru this exct assembly.

Does anyone recognize this as a draft hood ? has it been modified?


  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,653
    I've never seen a draft hood that wasn't either integrated into the gas fired appliance or directly connected to the gas fired appliance. Nothing about that looks right to me. Good question.
    Boiler Guy
  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,653
    Or safe, for that matter.
    Boiler Guy
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,704
    That could be a draft hood, it's just not shaped like the usual type. The fact that there are two identical devices on two identical boilers would tend to indicate that those things came with the boilers.

    Tim McElwain would know for sure- hope he chimes in.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,474
    Sorry I should visit more areas here on the site so my answers will not be so late.

    Yes that is a draft hood similar to the ones we would also use years ago with Atmospheric upshot conversion burners. In fact I sill have the tin knocker specifications for those.