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Posted by: from Maple
4/9/2018 at 9:04:08 AM

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After Reliance had switched my water heater from a gas water heater to an electric water heater, I am left with an unsightly black plastic pipe. Look at the pipe which I had pasted yellow sticky notes on it. It is a vertical pipe which then has a right arm and I do not know the terminal point for this plastic tube in my basement.

Would anyone know if I could remove these upside down l shaped plastic tube in my basement? What is the purpose of these tunes in my basement?

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Gas to Electric water heater
Gas to Electric water heater
Gas to Electric water heater
Gas to Electric water heater
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Fardeen from AirPrime HVAC Inc in Etobicoke
Date/Time4/9/2018 at 1:52:13 PM

Hi, the black ABS pipe is the exhaust vent from your gas water heater. You can remove it. Even if you change back to gas water heater, you can't use it.

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Date/Time4/9/2018 at 2:40:28 PM

The black pipe SEEMS for the power vented gas heater. To make sure, see if the pipe is side-wall terminated. This is not a pretty install. But that begs the question, why would anyone switch to electric from power vented gas water heater unless if you live in Quebec wherein Hydro is cheap. I am interested in your reply.

Kerry Tayeh. Fixpertise Services. Saskatoon

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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time4/13/2018 at 11:31:44 PM

The pipe is the vent from the gas heater, I am also curious why you would put in an electric water heater, hope you dont have kids who enjoy long showers.

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