Building a awning over a tankless WH.

Discussion in 'Tankless Water Heater Forum' started by kd, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. kd

    kd New Member

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    I have a tankless WH that has a flue that blows out the front of the unit. I want to build a metal awning about a foot above the WH to shield the WH from rain. Does this sound like a good idea?
     
  2. Cookie

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    If the tankless WH was designed to be outdoors, then, it should not matter whether you build one or not, have a go at it, if you like.
     
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  4. Dana

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    Top clearances to obstructions on an outdoor-type tankless would be 36" to meet code (not 1 foot.) Build it at least 3' from the top.
     
  5. kd

    kd New Member

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    36 inches good idea. thaks
     

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