Ok here is the finished product. Just got this bad boy hooked up
Yes, there was no draft hood on the existing HW heater. I don't know
why they did it like that, but this is why I refuse to have anyone do
work in my house. I replaced the flue going into the chimney as it was
rusted and corroded.
I even added an extra shut-off valve on the HW outlet just for
I took a nice hot shower, had my pasta dinner that my wife made with
sausage and meatballs, and now I'm having a glass of wine and getting
ready for the Jets/Pittsburgh game.