direct vented vs vent free

Discussion in 'HVAC Heating & Cooling' started by pswachtel, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. pswachtel

    pswachtel New Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    benefits (other than the cost) for a vent free propane heater (rinnai) vs a direct vented heater?
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    what are we talking about...gas logs?

    What kind of heater?
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  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    If you are talking about water heaters ( Rinnai?) you will have to explain "vent free" because I have not seen anything you can run without a vent/
  5. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    Nov 23, 2006
    disabled-retired industrial fabricator
    200 miles south of Little Rock
    There are gas space heaters that are called "vent-free", but I would not have one. Their exhaust is not good for breathing, and they consume oxygen that is. In my own opinion, free-standing and/or non-vented heaters burning *any* kind of fuel simply do not belong in the house.
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