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    Default Unusual configuration

    This photo is taken from the clean out door up into the flue area. it appears that the boiler flu is not connected directly to the flue liner, but is set into the cleanout containing area itself.
    this is definitely a question for Bob Harper. I have not scenic configuration like this.
    This is a five-year-old 5 million-dollar home that is perfect in every other way.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Flue pipe is in the back left there in the dark. Poor photo

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    Default Re: Unusual configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
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    This is not a five-year-old 5 million-dollar home that is perfect in every other way...
    Then, not this place, I guess.

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    Default Re: Unusual configuration

    no ! John NOT the place. How the F did you do that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    no ! John NOT the place. How the F did you do that?
    1. Roll cursor over your thumbnail picture.
    2. You are in Connecticut.

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    Default Re: Unusual configuration

    AH HA got it. So Watson, any thoughts on the real matter at hand? Really nice home, spec. and done to the 9's. I just can't seem to get past the vent pipe sticking into a concrete block chamber before entering the flue pipe.


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    Exclamation Re: improper configuration

    The flue does not extend down below the breaching to the cleanout as it should.

    The breaching does not extend into the flue as it should

    The vent connector is not cemented flush with the inner face of the flue as it should.

    Ungrounted CMU block visible above mean that even a listed liner may not cure this problem.

    Flue gases are venting into the home as evidenced by the stains.

    Level II, which will probably call for total rebuild. This is a construction defect.

    This does not meet the code, NFPA 211 or the appliance installation instructions.

    Somebody's gonna have to get their checkbook out on this one.

    Good catch!

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    Default Re: Unusual configuration

    Thanks BOB, That's what I was thinking and that's why I photo every flue from the bottom up.


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    Bob, Do you think this could be cured with the installation of a stainless liner? Or do they have to break in and rebuild from the bottom up?
    Another Question is, how many time have you seen slate used in a smoke chamber?

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