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Bosch 125B LP Installation And Operating Instructions Manual page 8

Automatic instantaneous type water heaters for use with natural and liquefied petroleum gas
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: Masonry chimneys shall be built and installed in accordance with NFPS 211 or local codes. A minimum
MASONRY CHIMNEY
5" diameter gas vent pipe (metal double wall Type B), or an approved clay flue liner or a listed chimney lining system must
be used when venting into a naturally drafting, internal masonry chimney. 6 inch is required in elevations greater than 2000
feet, see Fig. 4. Local codes may require the use of both gas vent and an approved lining system when venting into a
masonry chimney. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires the use of a listed liner. Lining systems include approved
clay flue lining, a listed chimney lining system or other approved material that will resist corrosion, erosion, softening, or
cracking from exhaust flue gases at temperatures up to 1800 degrees F. The lining system must be listed for use with
naturally drafting, draft hood equipped gas appliances. Follow local codes and refer to NFGC 54 and NFPA 58.
When connecting the water heater to a masonry chimney the following connector guidelines must be followed for
safe and proper operation: An approved gas vent connector must be attached to the top of the water heater and rise
vertically at least 12" before entering into an approved gas vent connector elbow. Any gas vent section that is greater than
45 degrees from the vertical is considered horizontal. If a horizontal vent connector is to be used to connect the vertical
gas vent connector on the top of the water heater to the masonry chimney, that approved horizontal gas vent connector
must be kept as short as possible and must be sloped upwards at least ¼" per foot of its length. This connector must be
supported throughout its horizontal length. This horizontal gas vent connection may be no greater than 75% of the total
vertical gas flue vent within the chimney. Also, an approved thimble or collar must be used when penetrating a masonry
chimney.
A) Existing INTERIOR Masonry Chimney
The metal gas vent pipe should be permanently mounted inside the masonry chimney. Double wall Type B gas vent is
recommended. The masonry chimney may have to be tile or metal lined before the insertion of the gas vent pipe; check
local codes for clarification. The lining material must be listed for use only with naturally drafting, draft hood equipped gas
appliances. Follow manufactures instructions for installation of listed lining material. You may not vent any other fuel
burning appliances into any free space remaining in the chimney. The minimum vertical gas vent length within the masonry
chimney should be no less than 5 ft (1.5 m); the vent terminator should extend at least 3 feet (0.9 m) above where the
chimney meets the roofline and at least 2 feet (0.6 m) higher than any vertical wall or similar obstruction within 10 feet (3. 1
m). The top of the gas vent should have an approved vent terminator. See Figure C.
B) Tile Lined INTERIOR Masonry Chimney
The masonry chimney must have an approved liner, ceramic tile, clay or metal. The masonry chimney must be able to
accommodate the spent fuel gasses; consult a venting HVAC contractor for chimney capacity. A common venting like-fuel
appliance into this lined masonry chimney is permissible. The chimney's diameter must be large enough to adequately draft
the spent fuel gasses. A venting HVAC contractor will be required to spec a chimney system. The minimum vertical
chimney length should be no less than 5 ft (1.5 m); the termination point should extend at least 3 feet (0.9 m) above where
the chimney meets the roofline and at least 2 feet (0.6 m) higher than any vertical wall or similar obstruction within 10 feet
(3. 1 m). See Figure C.
C) EXTERIOR masonry Chimney
Refer to the National Fuel Gas Code and consult a local venting HVAC contractor.
VENT CONNECTOR
ESTABLISH A ONE
FOOT RISE BEFORE
ANY ELBOWS
8
MASONRY CHIMNEYS
GAS
VENT
Figure C
LISTED VENT CAP
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