Monday, February 8, 2010

Z-Vent Installation Tips and Hints

GlobalTowne is one of Z-Flex's largest distributors in the US. We carry all of the Z-Flex Z-Vent stainless steel vent pipe that is needed to exhaust tankless water heaters and boilers.

Here are some generic Z-Vent Installation Tips and Hints directly from the vendor:
  1. A venting system that exits the structure through a sidewall or the like, shall terminate not less than 12 inches (254 mm) above the ground.
  2. The termination of a system shall be located above the snow line in geographical areas where snow accumulates. The termination area should be kept clear of snow and ice at all times.
  3. The vent shall not terminate less than 7 ft. (2.13 m) above a paved sidewalk or driveway.
  4. The termination shall be 6 ft. (1.8m) or more from the combustion air intake of any appliance.
  5. The system shall terminate more than 3 ft. (.91 m) from any other building opening, gas utility meter, service regulator or the like.
  6. Exterior mounted venting systems should be enclosed below the roof line with a chase to limit condensation and protect against mechanical failure.
Always refer to your tankless water heater or boiler's Installation Manual as their requirement may differ from these Z-Vent Tips.

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