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Old 10-12-2012, 12:09 PM  
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the run has downward slope running towards the chimney, instead of upward as required.

Carbon monoxide kills.
Good call.
The photo appears to have been taken from a level slightly above the top surface of the water heater so I don't think it is perspective that is causing that pipe to have a downward sloping appearance.

I'd think a small amount of CO would be trapped in that elbow, depending on whether CO is lighter or heavier than cold air or warm air.

If the blocks under the WH can be removed without bad things happening that might fix the problem.

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Just as I get down there she is telling someone else that she is having headaches lately and she has no idea where they are coming from.
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Bridgeman: good catch. I think bryce is going to be sorrey he ever uploaded this photo.
While checking the hot water tank, check to see if you have a steel liner in the chimney, it used to be alright to run into the chimney.
There appears to be a joint in the beam just over from the chimney, can you have a look at that and what is holding the stairs up?



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Really are you sure? I just had it installed new for $1700. What happen was the first time he came he installed it on the floor, so i called him back because the basement might flood at some time and he raised it.
What i can tell the metal pipe is sloping downward slightly you are right but the top of the pipe enterance is slightly above the highest point of the pipe... Haven't got the co2 installed yet because it's hard wired.

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You also have a problem with that yellow gas line.I would replace it if it was in my home.

Here is the class action suit. http://www.pddocs.com/csst/

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What's wrong with the yellow gas line?

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He should have taken five more minutes to re-configure the elbows.

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He should have taken five more minutes to re-configure the elbows.
If removing the blocks is not enough, the remaining choices seem pretty involved.
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Isn't that Gas line a little close?

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I guess it will have to be lowered 1" and put plastic around the base incase of flood. It looks like it the heater needs to be turn clockwise to get a bet angle to the chimney.
I bought a co alarm and i think it said 226 around the heater. But it is not meant to be tested there, there is no co in the house only in the basement which i need only for laundry. I assume most hot water heater have some co around them?
I am wishing i bought the on demand heater now....

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Here's some more pic's. I just had a falling out with the old carpenter so i've got new guys coming in on Monday. These local carpenters are really a pain, he wanted $20 a hour but worked so slow, those 3 windows took a full day to install, $160. I think a good carpenter could do it in half the time say at $30 a hour.
Your right Neil that stair case is completely falling down and will be fixed as soon as we can raise the door 6'.
I agree that the water gas line is a bit strange and i will as him to bring it down. The gas pipe on the other side will be capped since it was for the stove.
I included the broken joist photo don't worry it is not near the gas. You can see the slipped main support that i want to jack up and bolt, because you can get a nail through it will hit the duct work.



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