Giant GE gas(propane) water heater no vent.

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Old 12-09-17, 05:56 PM
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Giant GE gas(propane) water heater no vent.

I bought an old, big house. It has a very large GE water heater that's run off gas ( propane). What's odd is it is not vented- there is not even a place to vent it. It just has a screw in for the cold water, gas ,hot water and a 1/2" copper pipe going to the drain. There is no opening on top for venting- just the hot copper pipe. This thing is huge and works very well. The house is heated by boiler heating many cast iron radiators.
 
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Old 12-09-17, 06:05 PM
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A water heater running on propane would have to have a vent or flue to outside.
If it didn't.... the house would be full of exhaust fumes in several hours.
It sounds like a hot water storage tank heated by your boiler.

I'd like to see a picture of it. How-to-insert-pictures

So.... that aside..... how can we help you ?
 
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Old 12-09-17, 06:57 PM
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That must be the reason thIs ancient thing is still working.. I will have to look at it again. It must be 40 years old ,,,,,,thank you so much Pj
 
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Old 12-10-17, 09:42 AM
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I will have to look at it again. It must be 40 years old

If it is a GE branded storage tank it's probably more like 50 to 60 years old.....or older. It's been about that long (or longer) since GE made a hot water type product.
 
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