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Air intake hook up problems

I just bought a Rinnai 1004 propane heater for my basement. I also bought the 80" extension kit. The exhaust hooks up fine with the extension. My problem is with the fresh air intake. Do they make an elbow for the top of the extension hose for the fresh air intake? Thank you David Sterling

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Typically you will be able to bend the gray hose to make an elbow or untwist the elbow off of the factory supplied air intake hose and use that.

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I had the identical trouble with my Rinnai 431F just now & read the unanswered posts.

I checked my intake & exhaust & found them connected & intact then went out to check the exterior vent assembly. The "bell" or dome was almost entirely clogged with ice.

I suspect the 60 - 76 lights flashing means insufficient combustion air.

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Here's a good source for manuals too...

http://www.houseneeds.com/products_rinnai.asp

I'm going back to bed.

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