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Is it necessary to have a flue when fitting a rinnai water heater in a boat? thanks

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22 yooper is right DEAD ON with this. Never take a chance with any type of appliance burning any type fuel, if you are not 100 percent trained or educated on the install, have only a licensed technician do the job, they will not intentionally install a dangerous product. Now I cannot be responsible for anyone's actions, but be very careful and research, get 10 opinions, but in this case, you have the answer. Nice job to 22yooper

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I agree with yooper. Because the Rinnai is a direct vent appliance, If you do not vent it it could re-burn products of combustion (CO2) and make Carbon Monoxide very rapidly (CO). Have you considered solar?

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A flue is necessary on all gas fired appliances to ex spell all byproducts of combustion outside living areas. Byproducts of combustion are odorless and can be deadly.

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Can a Rinnai 556FTR (2010) flue be converted from straight out the wall - to out a chimney?


No, Rinnai manufacture other models with a conventional flue.
Most models these days are balanced flue for ease of installation.

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Our rinnai R94LS will shut off after running several minuets and shows error code#10. I'll turn it off for several minutes and turn back on, run system for several minuets and it will shut off again and...


Tankless computer is not working.
Error 10 is blocked flue or inadequate air supply. Or failed PC motherboard, or failed sensor etc.
Get more fresh air to unit. Check if bird built nest on flue pipe. If flue exits side of house, look for obstructions nearby that can slow the exit of poisonous vent byproduct into the air you breathe. For example trash cans and boxes or parked car etc.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rinnai-installation-and-error-codes.pdf

Call service technician who is qualified to work on tankless computer. This will be a well-seasoned veteran of computer technology and plumbing expertise ... a plumber who knows how to fix computers lol.
This person will catch unit up on required yearly maintenance, and check specialized operation conditions needed for tankless computers to function properly.
If tankless computer is older than 5 years, then compare it to your 5-year old laptop, and assume same level of glitches and problems.

Solve any tankless problem yourself, today, for $385 by installing tank type heater from local box store:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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I have a rinnai 1001ft heater but i need the flue is there enyone that has one please


You should be able to get the flue kit from any Rinnai resellers.


There are many different flueing options existing for Rinnai Energysaver depending on where you wish to install it (by a licensed gas fitter only of course).

Depending on what flue kit you need for your own situation you could be looking anywhere between $150 to $800 (AUD).

Go on their website for a list of resellers.

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Rinnai 2532 error code 10


Error Code 10 Problem: Reduced or no air supply to the water heater or there is an obstruction in extracting the flue gases out.

Solution: Make sure that the recommended Rinnai venting is used, there is no obstruction in the venting system, no reduction in diameter and lengths are per instructions. Also make sure that nothing blocks the venting system or fan, and that dip switch and condensation collar are set properly.

Good luck,

Marty

Jan 20, 2013 | Rinnai Water Heaters

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Is there any possibility my Rinnai econoheat850 gas heater can give off carbon monoxide?


Any time there is combustion of any type fuel, from a Rinnai heater to a car engine. There is always a small amount of Carbon Monoxide given off. But, it's usually in small insignificant amounts.

Since your model is a Vent-free or flue-less model, the chances are a little higher. This usually occurs if the heater has not been properly and regularly maintained. Keep in mind, flue-less heaters take in household air for combustion, heat it and send it back out. Whatever is floating in the household air (duct, lint, pet hair, etc) is pulled into the heater. These things can clog the burner(s), the pilot and the Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS) and cause incomplete combustion. Which translates into higher than normal Co levels. However, your unit is equipped with an ODS, that will shut the gas off to the heater, if the household oxygen level reaches 25%. Which is not the danger level, which is 19%. Once the Oxygen level returns to 30%, the ODS will release the gas valve and gas will return to the pilot, so that you can relight it.

When properly maintained and operated according to the Owners Manual (see link below) they are totally safe. In the last 20 years, millions of vent-free/flue-less heaters have been sold and operated throughout the world. There has never been a death related to their use.

Certainly, if you or your family think you are experiencing signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, stop using the heater and have a qualified Rinnai technician check and service the heater. If you have other gas appliances in the house, it may be one of them causing the symptoms and not the heater. You may want to have those check and serviced, too.

http://www.rinnai.com.au/images/stories/operating_instructions/Heating/Portables/Cosyglow&Econoheat.pdf


I hope I was able to help you. Please let me know. Thanks.

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My Rinnai is set to 50 but when I run the water no hot water comes. Instead after about 10 seconds the 50 changes to a flashing 61. As soon as I turn the water flow off it reverts to 50.


This is a fault code telling you there is a problem. In this case 61 is a fault on the fan. It's not spinning at the speed expected for the electrical power it's drawing; the heater monitors this. Checks you can do are make sure the flue is not blocked. If Ok you need to get a serviceman to check the fan and heat exchanger for blockages.

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Have inherited a Rinnai energysaver 1001 FT gas heater - need an exhaust manifold


Found a link to the service manual for starters

http://www.rinnaisales.co.nz/tradesmart/rinnai2/pdfs/service_info/225.pdf

The flue system looks very similar to some current models. I'd go to Rinnai direct and try and get a list of local service agents who can order the bits in. The flues are very tricky to order because there are so many different bits depending on where you need it to run so order carefully.

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Can you vent the Rinnai 551F vertically through ceiling?


This unit can be vented through the roof but requires a specialized flue system-do not use an existing flue connection. Call a contractor - have them check and see if the unit can be modified to a vertical flue- it will require the existing piping to be replaced--Not a job for a do-it yourselfer

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Replacing a Rinnai 403 FT


gday nelson. if you check out the specs on the rinnai range you will find another one that will go straight in. if you buy new it will come with a new flue kit. as far as recomended installation heights most of them are quite flexible. i installed a second hand 403ft yesterday with the centre of the flue at 140mm from the floor. recomended in the instructions were 240mm. a mate gave me the heater and i just had to buy a flue kit as the old one was already too short. if you messure your flue from inside and send me the specs i can give you a more difinitive answer.

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