Hi everyone. We just bought a house that has a gas space heater in a finished basement...approx 7 feet below grade....with the exhaust line extendind 4 feet horizontally to an elbow....then straight up 6 or 7 feet to the exhaust.
Recently we discovered that the unit fills up with water everytime it rains.....so it shuts off automatically. I took it apart...drained it and then it works fine again until it rains.
The house has clapboard siding and it seems that the exhaust unit tilts slightly upward...perhaps contributing to the water problem. I have no paperwork with the unit....so I am not sure of a safe way to deal with the issue....try to tilt the exhaust another way....or build a hood over it? Is there something commercially available to deal with this? Thanks for the info....any insight is appreciated.
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