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oil furnace vent without chimney

jackofwhat Member Posts: 2
I've got a bad situation with my oil furnace vent. I have no chimney and the vent is too short. If I go up as high as the ridge (13ft) I'll have to support it to the metal roof somehow. Can I mount the vent pipe on the metal roof to the ridge? Don't really want to put a hole in the roof to go straight up. Don't want to put a lot of $$$ into it because I'll be changing over to gas this summer. Any help out there?


  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
    I think a power venter, for once, in this case is your safest bet.
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
    I wouldn't and you don't need to get to the absolute peak of the roof as in your second picture. You can come up like in your first pic. The top of the chimeny needs to at least 2 feet above anything 10 feet to the side of it. Go up until you are 10 feet horizontally away from the roof. Then go up 2 feet more. Yes, you'll need to support that chimney somehow.
    rick in Alaska
  • jackofwhat
    jackofwhat Member Posts: 2
    ok thanks