What Were They Thinking?

January/February 2008
A version of this article appears in the January/February 2008 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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January 27, 2008
When my family stayed in a condo in Tahoe over the summer, I was checking out the closets and found this. I called the rental agency and they sent out their handyman, who manhandled the two parts of the flue together (without changing the lengths). Later my dad, Bruce Wilcox, said that the handyman had mangled the part that sits on top of the water heater, called the draft diverter or flow hood—also dangerous.

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