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Fred,

I wrote to you the other day about the distance between the outside vent pipes and attached a picture showing they are only 3" apart while the manual says it needs to be 12". I know this needs to be fixed. I would like to avoid having them cut another hole in my house 12" to the side and then patch the one where the existing pipe is. I came across this picture online. where they added a gooseneck extension to the exhaust pipe making it the 12" up instead of sideways. Would this accomplish the same thing?

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Hello, Phil!

Sorry to take so long getting back, but I'm traveling (San Diego today, Mexico tomorrow).

I couldn't find anything on the Frigidaire M/N you quoted Thursday afternoon (Seems like there should be a number or two after the "G"), and I'd be very reluctant to install the termination differently from what's shown in your Installation Instructions.

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I can't help you if your whatsis won't work, people (Especially if it's a refrigerator); I have no experience with appliances, and I haven't been involved with H&AC service and repair since March 08, 1996 (Thank the Lord); I always send a "standard" reply to appliance questions and H&AC "Service and Repair" questions (about 20 a month), so if you want to know why your whatsis isn't working like it used to, ask someone else. A lot of my answers arenít read by the questioners; in that event, I always send reminders to read the answers for a month or more (the word "idiots" comes to mind - actually there's another more appropriate word, but discretion prevents its use here). If you have questions about how big a unit you need, if one room's warmer than the others, if you want an opinion oas to scope of work on bids received, etc. just ask. Do visit www.askweldin.com, there's a lot of good information on sizing, ductwork, efficiency, as well as some techniques accomplished DIY-ers can use to troubleshoot and improve their H&AC. Finally, I want to thank all of the kind, serious people whom I meet here: I enjoy working with you. My wife says I'm "snarky" from time to time; as for you others, please use your imagination as to the responses swirling on the snarky side of my brain when I read your questions.

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53 years in the business. See www.askweldin.com

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ASHRAE, ICC.

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B of ME U of D 1965, numerous classes, seminars and a lot of "Hands On" learning since.

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