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Dan Foley
Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
edited October 2018 in THE MAIN WALL
Looked at this one earlier today. At first glance, I thought it was an electric tankless. Then I saw the gas line. DIY install. He’s lucky he did not burn his house down or kill his family.

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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,767
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    Dan Foley said:

    Looked at this one earlier today. At first glance, I thought it was an electric tankless. Then I saw the gas line. DIY install. He’s lucky he did burn his house down or kill his family.

    What are the discharge vent temps on such a unit?
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
    edited October 2018
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    @ChrisJ. I don’t know the answer but it was hot enough to scorch the Sheetrock ceiling. Hence the sheet metal flame shield.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,886
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    I hope you removed the gas flex line or otherwise disabled it...........
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
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    @ Steamhead. Turned off breaker. Shut off gas supply. The house is vacant.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,378
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    Hmm, Darwin Award??? :o

    Yours, Larry

    Exactly! That was my first thought.

    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,886
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    Dan Foley said:

    The house is vacant.

    Wonder why?

    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,649
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    Haunted. The place makes everyone feel like something isn't quite right around them. As soon as they leave, they feel better.
    Solid_Fuel_ManGroundUp
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,881
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    and they advertise

    Ideal for small apartments, flats, hunting cabins and small homes as well as boats, campers, RV and Mobile Homes
    Vent-Free Technology: No expensive Flue required. Other similar size heaters require a costly flue installation.
  • SuperJ
    SuperJ Member Posts: 609
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    I'm pretty sure that is an outdoor water heater. I've seen them for RVs installed outside.
    Solid_Fuel_Man