Tags: trouble, venting

Views: 380

Replies to This Discussion

Found this in the basement of our recent purchase.  Only thing worse than one long horizontal vent is two.  Our HVAC guy looked at the big blob of white cement at the chimney breech and said, "That's scary".  Fortunately the price was right and we will be putting a 95% AFUE sidewall vented unit in for a replacement. (And a power vented WH).

You didn't even need a level to show the negative slope on those.  Wow!  Scary Indeed! The only thing worse would be disconnected before the chimney - and these might have been!

Look on the bright side... you could have gotten this: http://inspectorsjournal.com/forum/pop_img_preview.asp?usersImgPath...

yep --people get creative with their venting options-- thanks for sharing.

you made a good purchase.   With a stone/brick chimney takes a 50-60,000 BTU/hr to keep the draft up.  Look at the top of furnace full of rust and drips its not drafting 

I don't think there was much of a draft.  The tops of both furnace and WH were pretty rusty.  But then the furnace had not been used in a while probably b/c there were two kerosene cans in the yard -- can anyone say orphaned water heater?  But then there were so many bypasses (no sheeting on the house above the porch ceilings & balloon framing basement to attic) that the plumbing inside the house was not safe from freezing so the CO probably didn't have too much chance to stay!  This week temps dipped below zero here and we were forced to take some hours in the basement for air-sealing -- band joist on a stone foundation = $80 of spray foam.  Already brought the temp of the basement up 20 deg. (heating with elec. space heaters last month was expensive-- can't hardly wait for the HVAC guy to get here with the gas furnace)

YIKES! I'm glad you got that fixed up.

RSS

Discussion Forum

Got insulation?

Started by Debra Little. Last reply by Jason Raddenbach May 25. 2 Replies

Return Possum

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse. Last reply by Alice La Pierre Oct 26, 2015. 1 Reply

Easy Water Heater Venting

Started by Kari Sauder. Last reply by Matthew Lutz Oct 23, 2014. 22 Replies

Thank-less water heater

Started by Andy Simms. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jun 13, 2013. 12 Replies

Latest Activity

Dave Ransom joined James Sayers's group
Thumbnail

Marketing Energy Efficiency

Sharing ideas, tools and examples of promoting energy efficiency to consumersSee More
13 minutes ago
Dave Ransom joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Tools of the Trade

A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use…See More
15 minutes ago
Dave Ransom joined Michael Stuart's group
Thumbnail

INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS

This group is dedicated to knowledge sharing and discussion of infrared thermography for building…See More
16 minutes ago
Dave Ransom joined Sean Lintow Sr's group
Thumbnail

Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what…See More
17 minutes ago

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service