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    Default Suicide Vent

    The elderly lady at the home I inspected Saturday kept mentioning how she thought her family was trying to get rid of her. I thought she meant like sending her off to a nursing home till I seen this. Yikes!

    Bruce's comment below is correct. This thread should have been titled Attempted Homicide Vent

    It just I can't edit the title now.

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    Default Re: Suicide Vent

    Another example of redneck engineering!!!

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    Default Re: Suicide Vent

    It's not suicide unless you do it to yourself.

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    Default Re: Suicide Vent

    That device forces rodents to bring tiny chain saws and wear fire suits to gain entry. Truly, it's a Darwin contender.

    Jerry McCarthy
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    Default Re: Suicide Vent

    Any idea how long that has been like that?

    Some pretty good signs of condensation on top of the tank.

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    Default Re: Suicide Vent

    I ran across this while doing a FEMA disaster inspection after Katrina. The water heater was located in the family room. I advised the elderly owner to call a plumber and have the WH vent repaired immediately.

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    Default Re: Suicide Vent

    Bruce,

    Thats why they have those big 500 count bottles of Advil or Tylenol around.


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