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    Default You Are Getting Sleepy. VERY SLEEPY!

    I think I found the cause of the sellers' drowsiness, headaches and nausea. This is the metal chimney connector serving the furnace. A new roof was installed 3 years ago. The roofers installed new plywood decking over the old rotted decking. (That's another issue.) I'm sure when they reinstalled the old rusted-out metal chimney they failed to reconnect it to the connector in the attic. (I have seen this done, er, not done, before.)

    Interestingly, the re-roof was permitted (a mild surprise) but the inspector did not catch this. I guess it is possible the rotten connector and chimney were reconnected during the re-roof and later fell apart but I would have thought the inspector would have noticed their extremely poor condition.

    This was a tri-level. The furnace was exhausting into the lower attic so the fumes could easily migrate into the upper level through the access door over the stairs.

    Scary!

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    Default Re: You Are Getting Sleepy. VERY SLEEPY!

    Amazing! I would feel like a hero If I found something like that!


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    Default Re: You Are Getting Sleepy. VERY SLEEPY!

    The phrase "negligent homicide" comes to mind...


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    I haven't seen one that bad yet but I did run into this gas furnace exhaust recently.

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    Default Re: You Are Getting Sleepy. VERY SLEEPY!

    Bruce, please tell me that was't my son's house!
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    Default Re: You Are Getting Sleepy. VERY SLEEPY!

    I've reached the point where when I see a re-roof, I just assume that I'm often going to find an improperly/disconnected vent.

    But Bruce's example is just, well...

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    Default Re: You Are Getting Sleepy. VERY SLEEPY!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    Bruce, please tell me that was't my son's house!
    Jim
    No, it was not. I found this before I went to do his. I gave him plenty to think about but nothing like this.

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