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  1. #1
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    Default Let me count the ways that this is wrong!

    I stopped counting how many things were wrong with this find at an inspection today. We have issues with the water heater, HVAC, condensation removal, and the pipe that was used!

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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Let me count the ways that this is wrong!

    Does the water heater have the proper nipples at the connections?
    The whole condensate pump and TPR overflow piping is laughable.
    Is the pump wired to thermostat circuit?
    Is this a garage? Soft ducts?
    Drip pan?

    I'll look more later, I'm going for another beer.


  3. #3
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    Default Re: Let me count the ways that this is wrong!

    TPR drain line to a condensate pump.......gotta say that I've never seen that.

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    Default Re: Let me count the ways that this is wrong!

    You have to admire the effort: A trap in the T&P drain line.

    The beatings will continue until morale has improved. mgt.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Let me count the ways that this is wrong!

    Give the guy some credit. That is a work of art. Something you would see at a craft fair. He spent more time putting that pipe in than if he did it correctly.

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    Give the guy some credit. That is a work of art. Something you would see at a craft fair. He spent more time putting that pipe in than if he did it correctly.

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    Florida Home Inspection Team Inc.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Let me count the ways that this is wrong!

    Scott, that is a whole house steam system for bed bug elimination. Great shot!


  7. #7
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    Default Re: Let me count the ways that this is wrong!

    Any chance we could wire the condensate pump to 220v so we could keep up with the T & P flow ?


  8. #8
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    Default Re: Let me count the ways that this is wrong!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil brody View Post
    Any chance we could wire the condensate pump to 220v so we could keep up with the T & P flow ?
    No need, the trap is there to slow the flow.

    The beatings will continue until morale has improved. mgt.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Let me count the ways that this is wrong!

    Dear God -- just when you think you've seen it all, someone jumps up w/ some innovation. Along w/ the other flaws mentioned. 1) no trap on the AC 2) If the garage or mechanical room where the AH is - is a fire rated room (IE 1/2" drywall) the flex duct can not penetrate the drywall.


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