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    Default Slightly modified water heater

    Hi Guys...
    I have been an inspector for the last 23 years and this will be my first post. I ran into "this" the other day and thought you might like it. Looked ok to me.
    "Gas Valve?.....We don't need no stinking gas valve.."

    These idiots were using the gas shut off valve like a throttle when they needed hot water. It came as no surprise that there more than a few bongs on the premises.

    Enjoy

    Glenn

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    Good Lord Man how do people live as such? These are the kinds of things that keep me awake at night such as right now. Its 2:50 am. and I'm wide awake.

    rick


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    Default Re: Slightly modified water heater

    So


    You did call the bomb squad, police department, fire department and health department as well as the local insane asylum, right?????


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    Default Re: Slightly modified water heater

    Wow, I'm surprised you were brave enough to stand there and take the photos...


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    wow,I am still trying to pick my jaw up from dropping so hard. ... I have a 1000 and 1 thoughts running through my head right now and yet I am pretty much speechless. I do hope you called the local building department.


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    OMG !


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    Default Re: Slightly modified water heater

    Holy crap,

    you got a picture of the valve ?




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    "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."

    - Albert Einstein

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    Well, I guess that beats the propane barbeque burner under the water heater that started a garage fire out by me a couple years ago...sorry no photos.


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    Exclamation Re: Slightly modified water heater

    is that emt attached to the gas line?


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    Default Re: Slightly modified water heater

    Dollars to doughnuts that thermostat works perfectly fine & they just didn't how to light the pilot.


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    Darwin award!

    You posted the picture of the decade. Somebody give him an award!

    Mike Schulz License 393
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    Default Re: Slightly modified water heater

    Mike, you beat me to that one, actually that could be the inspection picture of the century!


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    Exclamation Re: Slightly modified water heater

    This should be Red Tagged and locked out.
    Bob

    Keep the fire in the fireplace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Harper View Post
    This should be Red Tagged and locked out.
    Bob

    The entire house you mean, right.

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    Default Re: Slightly modified water heater

    Red Tag! nahhh give darwin a match...

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