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    Default yet another roof-top oddity

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    Default Re: yet another roof-top oddity

    redneck weatherhead?


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    Default Re: yet another roof-top oddity

    Quote Originally Posted by brian schmitt View Post
    redneck weatherhead?
    Sort of close. Believe it or not, this house has a 40 amp service.

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    Default Re: yet another roof-top oddity

    What the Heck?
    What's the pipe for?

    Eric Barker, ACI
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    Default Re: yet another roof-top oddity

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Barker View Post
    What the Heck?
    What's the pipe for?
    Well, the bottom cast iron part is the main plumbing vent. Actually, it's the only plumbing vent.

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    Default Re: yet another roof-top oddity

    You must have some good pictures from that place!

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    Default Re: yet another roof-top oddity

    Satellite TV cable entrance. I hope they didn't use an existing plumbing vent!


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    Default Re: yet another roof-top oddity

    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Thompson View Post
    ...I hope they didn't use an existing plumbing vent!
    They did.

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    Default Re: yet another roof-top oddity

    Looks like a backed up drain pipe, those fettuccine noodles will do it every time. LOL.


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    Default Re: yet another roof-top oddity

    John, Were those wires live? Where did they terminate? Just curious.

    Tom Rees / A Closer Look Home Inspection / Salt Lake City, Utah

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    Default Re: yet another roof-top oddity

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Rees View Post
    John, Were those wires live? Where did they terminate? Just curious.
    They were not live.

    I never saw where they terminated. The selling agent called the owner, and he said he had been planning on installing some solar equipment on the roof, and that's what the cables were for. He is using the only plumbing vent as a chase/conduit.

    When he told the agent that the wires were not live, she said "That's OK, then, right?", and I, of course, said, "No, I'm afraid not".

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