2 years ago
We were called out to this project for not hot water on a home in Westwood Kansas. Before even walking into the house it was visible that there was no flue liner installed in this clay chimney. Once going down into the basement we could see that the hot water heater had been backdrafting for quite some time. There was a lack of slope in the flue and it may have contributed to the pilot going out on the old water heater.
Install short 40 gallon Bradford White hot water heater along with a 5\" flue liner for the chimney. The short tank created a much better draw.