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What do I need to control a gas hot water heater draft

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What do I need to control a gas hot water heater draft inducer. When the heater calls for heat the Inducer needs to start
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?
Customer: I need some kind of control wire coming from the hot water heater to the inducer
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no,is there a name for this control wire?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 6 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. First I’ll need some more info so I have a more complete picture of you situation.

This is typically done with a gas pressure switch connected to the water heater gas control valve. Most after market inducer companies sell water heater kits with the required components. What is the brand and model number of your inducer ?