Is your flue pipe a little too cozy with other elements of your home?
During a recent home inspection on Shaw Island, I noticed a combination furnace-water heater double wall B-vent flue pipe in direct contact with sheetrock and floor carpeting within a hallway closet.
This is a big “no-no” because the pipe did not observe proper clearance-from-combustible requirements, a significant safety issue.
Typically, 1″ of space, free and clear from contact, is advised around this type of piping.
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