Water heater vent

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I want to use the space created for the chimney when I switched to hi efficiency furnace. However the water heater stack went up the same way. Can I vent a standard gas  water heater ( in the basement) out the side of the house at the floor level? Thanks in advance.

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  1. No, in this situation what we would do is vent the furnace out the side of the building and run a chimney liner for the HWT. I would suggest having a professional out to make sure this is done to code.

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