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  1. How bad is this?

    If you want to know what you're buying you should hire a qualified home inspector for a complete Home Inspection.
  2. PVC Flue venting size

    This 90+ furnace has flue pipe that increases in size. I would think there's potential for condensation to develop and accumulated near the joints/reducers. No sure when this was done?
  3. What is the name for this exterior piece?

    I call it the lower trim band.
  4. Which Brand HVAC???

    Personally I would stay away from York and anything else made by Unitary Products. If you're interested in going top of the line or high efficiency I would go with Lennox, Trane, or Bryant. There's lots of mid grade brands that will be fine.
  5. Electrical nightmare

    Hi Chad, This is the home's main 200 amp service panel. Sorry I don't have a good pic of front side. Here's a pic of the backside of panel and meter base. The entire electrical system was a mess of non-permitted DIY work. When I opened the wood enclosure at exterior side it had sheets of foil barrier insulation, I got shocked as I was removing them for inspection. Found lots of issues like 12 gauge wire connected to 90 amp breaker, not properly grounded.
  6. Electrical nightmare

    This place has some of serious electrical issues, lots non-permitted DIY work. I got minor electrical shock when opening a wood enclose at exterior, they had foil insulation barrier shoved in behind panel near meter base. What I have a question about is the jumper wire that's connected to ground lug at top of panel and at bus bar at side of panel.
  7. Push fittings on gas pipes

    Yea Viega is the company I found online. Do they just cut the pipe flush for connections?
  8. Push fittings on gas pipes

    This is the first time I've seen these types of gas pipe fittings. They appear to be push fittings connected to standard black iron pipe. I found one company on the web but not much else.
  9. TPR drain interconnected with drain pan's drain

    It terminated in crawlspace, it's PEX not PVC). Both TPR drain and the drain pan drain should be routed separately to the exterior, for this type of application.
  10. As far as I know this is not allowed, just wanting to be sure. New construction home has TPR drain that T's into drain pan drain. I see the potential for water to back up in the pan.
  11. Large gap btwn thimble + vent for oil fired boiler

    Hard to see from the photo. I do not see a metal flue cap at top of chimney. As others have mentioned, the bigger issue would be if it's venting directly into chimney without proper flue liner.
  12. Old hot water tank????

    Click to Enlarge 28.66 KB Here's a 1956 water heater still working, from yesterdays inspection.
  13. Any separation wall or venting issues here?

    I commonly see furnace and water heaters with shared flue. I typically see "wye" connectors vs a straight T. I would question the gas fireplace, In my ten years I have never seen one that's doe's not have it's own flue.
  14. 5 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door Opener

    Here's 5, ok 6 reasons to not have a garage door opener. *All long as you're physically capable, your door opener will always work. *Less noise is nice. *No more photo eye sensors malfunctioning causing door to not open/close properly. *No need for an auto reverse safety feature. *More overhead room for taller vehicles. * Just one less thing in life to go wrong.
  15. Roofing

    Check out Tesla's new solar roof shingles. Here's a video.
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