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    Default Holy BLEEP!!!

    I don't have them often but I had a "holy #%^&" moment at my morning inspection today.

    While I was looking at the furnace and flue pipe arrangement in the basement, I saw some of the standard defects I usually see; staining on the flue pipe and furnace inducer fan, unlisted draft stop material at the basement ceiling, and insulation in the contact with the flue pipe. When I'm in the attic, similar stuff; staining on the flue pipe, insulation in contact with flue pi..........huh???? What the fu........????? Holy %$&*!!!!

    The owner was there so I asked her if they ever had any work done on their furnace flue pipe and she said they did 11 years ago. Hoo boy.

    At some point, whoever made these "repairs" changed out part of the type B-vent (how much I don't know) and replaced it with the flexible aluminum duct material you typically see used on clothes dryers or HVAC duct runs. The whole mess was connected with duct tape and the B-vent run was strapped directly to and in contact with a truss framing member with a coat hanger.

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    Default Re: Holy BLEEP!!!

    That's just sick.

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    Default Re: Holy BLEEP!!!

    Tell me about it. Somebody actually paid for this booby trap.

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    Default Re: Holy BLEEP!!!

    That's really a disgrace. Once again a great inspector saves another buyer.

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    Default Re: Holy BLEEP!!!

    I contacted the buyer about this issue to see how things were going. She said the seller had an HVAC "pro" look at it and say it was OK. EEEEEEEEKKKKK!!!!! So she got a company of her choosing to look at it and they agreed it was all wrong.

    That first HVAC guy and whoever did this need to find something else to do for a living before they kill somebody.

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