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Old 05-28-2019, 05:19 PM   #1
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Can someone clue me in on whats going on here? I didn't do the site visit and I am not familiar with these vintage ranges. I'm guessing the exhaust duct from the gas range is actually a heat exhaust for the oven and that is why it is tied into the gas water heater exhaust? This still doesn't seem code compliant but I haven't checked yet. There is a big boxed out hood with a mechanical exhaust fan that would be to exhaust kitchen fumes. Pictures attached.

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It's a, it's a, it's a "WTF, over?"

Roger that.

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At first I was like, uh, that's not a range, it's a water heater. Then I saw the range and was also like... WTF, Huh, what the, Uh...

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Must be a Florida thing. First time I've ever seen something like this.

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Must be a Florida thing. First time I've ever seen something like this.

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California actually. Bay Area. Thinking I’ll just price out ducting each separately. Water heater will get its own duct thru roof and I’ll use the existing for the range.

FWIW. You should see the electrical panel!
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That explains everything.

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I'm not sure there is a comprehensible question here.

I think the water heater has to be separate according to installation instructions, but it has been a couple decades since I dealt with gas water heaters.
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BTW, some of those stoves have a built in vent for cooking smoke that pulls it down and out through a power vent. If that's the case here, they may have put the water heater exhaust in before the power vent to make sure the heater would vent correctly even if a pressure drop in the house occurs when the stove is being vented.

Or maybe not, hard telling not knowing....
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House probably originally had a WH in the corner to the left of the range and the range was electric.
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OK....knowing that some of these gas ovens require a heat exhaust (similar to a commercial equipment) I'm guessing this is what it is and why it is tied into the gas water heater which is in the adjacent room. I haven't' been able to find anything in the code that would not allow the two heat exhausts being tied together, similar to a furnace and water heater.

Either way, I'm going to shoot a number and review with an MEP engineer should the project move forward. Thanks for the review.
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House probably originally had a WH in the corner to the left of the range and the range was electric.
Yup...there is a gas water heater to the left. I'm guessing this is a heat exhaust for the oven. What I can't find if code allows the two to be tied together much like a furnace and a heater.

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