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Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

SKU:9006328005

Brand: AO Smith

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Application: Accessory
Features: High Efficiency
Accessory For: Vertex Water Heaters

Description for AO Smith 9006328005

  • Concentric vent kit for use with AO Smith Vertex Series residential water heaters.
  • 120-300

Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

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5.0

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5.0

Read your manual, this is for 3"&4"

By ChaosTheory

from Lincoln, NE

Verified Buyer

Comments about Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters:

In the manual for AO Smith hot water heaters (specifically GDHE-50) it is permissable to use 2"-3"-4" PVC for intake and exhaust. One would assume that the concentric vent would permit use of 2" PVC, however, the manual does not make this allowance and only specifies 3"-4" PVC as acceptable.
On a functional level it should not matter as the volume is larger than a 2" concentric vent, however, if you have a strict building inspector you might have a hard time squeezing it past him.
ALSO NOTE, the clearances stated in the concentric vent install manual are different than those of the water heater. So spend the time reading carefully and you will not run into issues with your inspector.

 
5.0

Fits & works great!

By John

from Bowling Green, KY

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Comments about Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters:

Was installed by my HVAC guy & looks to be doing great.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Great!!!

By Receiver

from Detroit,Michigan

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Comments about Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters:

Works Great for dual purpose applications.

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  • Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

    Q:

    How is this lengthened?
    Asked on 11/13/2013 by Partsguy from NH

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You choose how long to make your pipe. The instructions make it clear. But be sure you don’t exceed the max length & 90deg bend rules. If the included pipe isn’t long enough, use a PVC coupling.

      Answered on 11/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not really sure since its a intake pipe in a exhaust pipe at the exit
      end. If memory serves me right there is a Y branching at the end that
      allows the intake and exhaust to be separately run with PVC.
      I will reply this weekend with correct answer once I get to house to
      look at it as it is my weekend lake house. We took the exit end out of
      the side of the house on wall opposite where water heater was installed
      so run was only about 5 feet. Only issue I had was the intake didn't
      appear to come with a screen and we had some swifts build a nest in it
      which shut water heater down (good sensor on the water heater to detect
      the blockage). I was able to by pass the block at the heater and draw
      air from the basement directly at intake blower until I figured out
      problem. There was a screen in the pipe just short of the blower, but I
      think the plumber installed it there instead of on the outside of the
      house at intake entrance, it may have been the one that came with the
      unit?. Once I put a vacuum cleaner into intake on heater side on
      blow/exhaust I was able to blow birds and nest out. Unfortunately the
      birds didn't survive the experience as they we on the nest when we
      started up house and water heater. I added a screen on the outside
      intake end using one of the U shaped gutter down pipe screens which fit
      perfectly in the opening and left the original where it was as a backup,
      plus I couldn't get it out anyway with out cutting pipe at joint. It is
      a heavy well built PVC pipe system.

      Answered on 11/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The air intake can't be lengthened since it is behind the rim of the vent,
      but the exhaust in the center can simply be added to by gluing pipe to your
      required length. I recommend keeping the exhaust and intake at least 3
      feet away from each other since the exhaust is loaded with moisture that
      will freeze in the intake screen if too close.

      Answered on 11/13/2013 by Winterwood from Vermont
  • Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

    Q:

    I was asked can a furnace and water heater be vented into one concentric vent if a 3"/ 4" is used instead of a normal 2"/ 3" I could not find an answer for this person.
    Asked on 8/25/2012 by walt

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would avoid combining vents for two appliances. Don't even think about if
      unless they are both sealed-combustion type. The problem is that when only
      one appliance is running, some of its exhaust will be pushed backward
      through the exhaust system of the other appliance into the fresh air
      intake. Some will recirculate into the running appliance's intake, reducing
      efficiency. When the other appliance starts, it will have exhaust in its
      intake piping, and probably won't have a long enough purge cycle to get it
      all out.

      Answered on 8/26/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No. Each appliance must be vented separately with it's own dedicated piping or concentric vent. If you hooked them to the same vent then one appliance would backdraft into the other. Not to mention it would void your warranties on both appliances.
      Brian P
      Tahlequah, Ok 74464

      Answered on 8/26/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I really doubt that you could do that. You cannot even extend the vent for
      a single water heater.

      Answered on 8/26/2012 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      This is not recommended by the manufacturer.

      Answered on 9/11/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

    Q:

    How close to vent stack pipe can be install?
    Asked on 5/17/2012 by Tom from Kenosha WI.

    1 answer

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      A:

      It will be at least 3 feet and up to 10 feet depending on what the stack is used for.

      Answered on 6/5/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

    Q:

    Is this product for use as both intake and exhaust?
    Asked on 2/4/2012 by greg from amityville, New York

    1 answer

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      A:

      The design of this product allows it to function as the intake and exhaust, while making only one protrusion from the building.

      Answered on 2/6/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

    Q:

    Do I have to use PVC for the Vertex units or can I use the existing metal?
    Asked on 9/6/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      You must use either PVC or stainless steel venting with the Vertex.

      Answered on 9/7/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

    Q:

    What is the size of pipe for this vent kit? My run needs to be a 3" (approx. 3- 90's + offsets)
    Asked on 3/30/2011 by Jim from Maht,Mn.

    1 answer

  • Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

    Q:

    Is this sufficient for the 100,000 BTU model, or is a metal vent required?
    Asked on 3/8/2011 by Michael from Eden Prairie, MN

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, this vent kit can be used with all direct vent Vertex models.

      Answered on 3/9/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

    Q:

    If the horizontal run is less than 5 ' what installation is recommended? Are detail drawings available to assist in installation.
    Asked on 3/4/2011 by Larry from Chicago, Il

    1 answer

  • Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

    Q:

    What is the length of the PVC
    Asked on 3/4/2011 by Anonymous from Anchorage Alaska

    1 answer

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      A:

      It is 39" by default, but can be lengthened up to 77 7/8" or shortened by cutting the pipes provided.

      Answered on 3/9/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Bell & Gossett Concentric Vent Kit for Vertex Water Heaters

    Q:

    do you need a screen on the intake
    Asked on 2/10/2011 by dave from conn

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The kit includes everything you need.

      Answered on 2/10/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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