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    Default what are the 2 blocks on ceiling?

    I found these 2 blocks on ceiling when I inspected a 1981 built house. I do not know what that is. Anybody can help? Thanks

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    Default Re: what are the 2 blocks on ceiling?

    What did you see in the attic over that area?

    I would not put forth a guess as to what it might be without knowing that first, and if there is nothing above those, then maybe not even then.

    Having said that ... those could be from an owner who had some art sculpture hanging from them, or ... who knows?

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    Default Re: what are the 2 blocks on ceiling?

    They are on the basement floor living room. You are right, Jerry. Hard to say it.


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    Default Re: what are the 2 blocks on ceiling?

    Is there bathrooms above the area where the boxes are?


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    Default Re: what are the 2 blocks on ceiling?

    this is where you ask the realitor to ask the owner what they are, as opening them up is not acceptable. could they have been part of a old set of stairs or structural bracing that they didn't know how to deal with?


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    Default Re: what are the 2 blocks on ceiling?

    Boxed in plumbing or duct work ?


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    Default Re: what are the 2 blocks on ceiling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Louis View Post
    I found these 2 blocks on ceiling when I inspected a 1981 built house. I do not know what that is. Anybody can help? Thanks
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    Default Re: what are the 2 blocks on ceiling?

    Looks like a bulkhead for the heat/air duct to cross over the floor joist. Is that a heat vent in between them?


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    Default Re: what are the 2 blocks on ceiling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Moser View Post
    Boxed in plumbing or duct work ?
    My thoughts exactly...They certainly aren't eye appealing, so I wouldn't guess they were done for any other purpose.

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    Default Re: what are the 2 blocks on ceiling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bupp View Post
    Looks like a bulkhead for the heat/air duct to cross over the floor joist. Is that a heat vent in between them?
    exactly


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    Default Re: what are the 2 blocks on ceiling?

    Just a comment - I would describe them as 'boxes' as in hollow containers or covers, rather than 'blocks', which imply something solid like a block of wood.

    Covers over heat ducts are the best guess. They could be made less ugly by building false beams around them.

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    It is what they use to tie up the folks from Wisconsin to knock some sense into them......oops.....wrong forum!


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