Power Vent Water Heater

Wooden Head Posted By Wooden Head, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:07 AM

  1. Wooden Head

    Wooden Head
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    I have a power vented 40 gallon propane water heater that is around 12 years old. I know that it won't be long before it will need replacement. I've looked at new water heaters and found there is a $200 TO $300 premium for the power vent models. Can the power vent fan on the old unit be put on a standard vent water heater?
     
  2. TMonter

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    No, the power vent has a special design that allows the burner to light and operate properly with a high draft induced by the power vent design. May I suggest adding a new anode to your existing heater to possibly entend the life if it's not already having issues?

    I suggest here:

    http://www.waterheaterrescue.com/
     
  3. Wooden Head

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    Thanks for the information. I'll check the website.
     

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