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Re: Generator doesn't work with Direct Vent Hot Water Heater
said by Frink:Yes exactly, you gotta sacrifice one outlet for the modified plug.
Got it, so if I have two 120v 3 prong outlets on my generator, one gets the modified plug, and the second just goes to the WH?
If you can wait, I would hold out until one of our pros come to comment in this thread. I'm not even sure if I would do this modification myself without having my generator's chassis grounded to the house's ground.
I`m an AO Smith warranty service agent, and I can honestly say I havent run into this situation yet.
The control needs a good ground to prove flame properly. If you bond the water heater to the ground rod, it may work. (ie-- run a #14 conductor from chassis ground on the heater to the ground rod)
I know generators can provide noisy power. I have seen noisy power/bad power kill a powervent control. Hope you dont let the smoke out..
good luck, stinky :P
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