HVAC Question

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  1. JMS

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    9EC6161D-B273-4EDD-8E9E-22A711234800.jpeg 374829A2-7C00-431C-81B4-BA4011ADE46A.jpeg Just noticed this hole, looks like it was covered in tape and it fell off. Is it ok to run the system until I get to the store? I admit I’m not handy but I can sell ice to an Eskimo :)
     
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    The store....for tape?
     

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    aluminum tape, do you have a CO alarm? You'll be ok until you get everything sealed up
     
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    You'll need heat resistant aluminum tape there. That's single wall pipe there and it'll get pretty warm. Looks like you have plenty of draft with your setup. I'd run it until you cover the hole, I'm seeing negative pressure at it.
    Meaning it's suckin and not blowin. lol
     
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    A flue test hole should have negative pressure and not emit combustion exhaust when running but you can plug it with something metal or steal a little of all that excess tape above.
     
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    Test port, no danger. If your worried stick a bolt in it or supin.LOL
     
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    Appreciate it.
     
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    agreed on the possible negative presure.
    i'd cover with a small piece of sheet metal and a stainless steel hose clamp
     
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    It should be ok, but throw some gasket in a tube in the hole(not much, just enough to seal to the clamp) and a radiator clamp around it just to be safe.
     
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    Like the other poster, wrap heat resistant foil tape around/over it. And it's hard to tell from the photo, but does the pipe from the water heater slope upwards? If not, it should be adjusted.
     
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    Stick a .22 in it.
     
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    Got a missing screw too.
     
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    Uh, clear signs of alien hatchlings.

    Nuke it from space.
     
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    I appreciate all the feedback. Based on the diameter of the hole I tried plugging it with a 10mm JHP I had laying around.









    Needless to say I'm having my HVAC come by and replace the entire system today.....:animlol:
     
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    Is the exhaust vent from the water heater angled down? That's very bad.
    Also, is that a newer water heater?
    If so, you need a double walked exhaust duct. The newer heaters don't waste as much heat out the stack, so the exhaust ducts get cold...which allows the exhaust to condense water on the inside walls of the duct...which is why you have rust there.
     
  18. Jake514

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    Aluminum tape and you are good to go. It is probably a test port, but I would also look on the opposite side of the duct to make sure there is not another hole there.
     
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