Water Heater Power Vent questions

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Murphy625, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Murphy625

    Murphy625 Member

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    Hi Folks,

    I bought a 50 gallon power vent water heater for my home to replace the expensive electric unit.

    2 questions:

    1) What are my options for terminating the PVC vent? I think an ugly pvc pipe sticking out my side wall next to my porch is going to be an eyesore and I'm wondering if anyone sells a nice termination kit? Maybe something that looks similar to a clothes dryer vent?

    2) What is the best way to make a nice looking 2-3/8 inch hole through the brick on my home? I was going to buy a core drill until I saw the price of them. I'm really trying to stay away from having to drill a bunch of smaller holes around a circle and chipping it out.. that is always a messy ugly hole.


    thanks,
  2. Dana

    Dana In the trades

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    You may be able to rent a core drill rather than buy, and that WOULD be the way to go.

    I'm not sure how a dryer vent is any prettier than a stub of PVC. Most people put a 45 ell with a bug & mouse screen directed downward on the end and call it day. You could stub it out and install a metal hood type termination over it, but be sure it's stainless- the mildly acidic exhaust condensate would make a mess of aluminum in short years.
  3. hammer and chisel work good

    just measure the spot you want it to come out and
    use a masonary bit ... make a series of holes and
    chip them out.....

    or do it the old fashioned --manly way and
    take a baby sledje hammer and beat a hole through the
    wall with a chisel...... try not to bash your hand or finger
    when swinging that baby sledje hammer.....that will smart bad...:p

    install the pvc vent and PAINT IT the color of the brick...
    go buy some caulcking the color of the brick and seal up
    the ejges that you make
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