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How to hide an ugly wall mount water gas heater

Kcmb
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How to hide an ugly wall mount water gas heater

 Hi

Any suggestions on how to hide a Rinnai wall mount water gas heater? Unfortunately it is situated on tge wall of tge house right in front of our outdoor  dinning area which is under a pagola. 

 

Also safety first of course...I believe they  need some sort of ventilation unlike traditional water heaters where you could build a box around it.

I'm stuck for ideas

Thanks 

 

Community Manager Jason
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Re: How to hide an ugly wall mount water gas heater

@Kcmb,

 

Welcome to Workshop. It's great to have you join the community. I trust you will find and receive plenty of helpful information from our community members. Feel free to post anytime about your projects and plans, and please let me know if I can help you get the most from the site. 

 

Good luck in tackling this problem. I hope members will have some useful suggestions for you. 

 

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Goldmember
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Re: How to hide an ugly wall mount water gas heater

As you note, ventilation is really important so I imagine your options are pretty limited. Best course of action would obviously be to move the unit elsewhere. But plumbers are expensive! Second best option might be a decorative screen.

MartyH
Valued Contributor

Re: How to hide an ugly wall mount water gas heater

ProjectPete
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Re: How to hide an ugly wall mount water gas heater

Would be great to get pics @Kcmb - will help us help you better.

Kermit
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Re: How to hide an ugly wall mount water gas heater

From page 28 of this installation manual - AS/NZS 5601 ‘Gas Installations’ stipulates a minimum horizontal clearance of 500 mm between a building structure and obstruction facing the terminal. 

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: How to hide an ugly wall mount water gas heater

Hi @Kcmb,

 

I hope you found the suggestions from community members helpful. Did you decide how to proceed?

 

Thanks,

 

Jason

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