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  1. there is no way thst the only permit required in...

    there is no way thst the only permit required in NJ is electrical. you need a NJ licensed hvac contractor driving a vehicle with uour business name, lic. number and phone number plastered everywhere....
  2. I would treat them as "fireblocking" as described...

    I would treat them as "fireblocking" as described in the building codes. Anything penetrating floors/ ceilings/ walls and connecting spaces must be a contained system, such as ducts connected to the...
  3. Throw it back on the inspectors. It is a LISTED...

    Throw it back on the inspectors. It is a LISTED vent connector. Unless they have a local ordinance specifically banning it, they have no leg to stand on. It is listed to UL 441, which is B-vent,...
  4. They'll be putting TV monitors on rooftops now so...

    They'll be putting TV monitors on rooftops now so you'd better watch out because Big Brother is always watching. Vids of roofers and chimney sweeps peeing down DWV pipes so I'm sure HVAC techs will...
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    How are you going to ensure you keep sufficient...

    How are you going to ensure you keep sufficient clearance even though it is not tested or listed that way? CPVC is not approved for combustion venting either. It's still plastic against/ near...
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    If you're close enough to vent up the chimney as...

    If you're close enough to vent up the chimney as a 'chase' why can't you vent it all out the sidewall? Two pipe the furnace out the side then a power vented WH out the side further down? At least...
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    a "liner" is only tested and listed inside and...

    a "liner" is only tested and listed inside and existing one wythe (4" nominal) masonry chimney. Each appliance gets its own flue, except gas and oil atmospherically vented appliances, which can,...
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    Since you said the WH is tankless I should have...

    Since you said the WH is tankless I should have asked if it is a two pipe direct vent as well. If so, then MUA is not an issue for those but only for the dryer. IF it is rated at say 35,000 BTU/hr....
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    Can you cut and paste his words from the report?...

    Can you cut and paste his words from the report? Be sure to include any wording on the repairs. Home Inspectors are Not code inspectors by law. They can reference codes when required to back up a...
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    If you get it too close to the joint it can make...

    If you get it too close to the joint it can make it hard to heat the joint properly.
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    We laugh and bust on this 'Hackasaurus' but these...

    We laugh and bust on this 'Hackasaurus' but these types of videos do hold value in the proper hands. You can show them to apprentices holding a note pad and ask them to jot down the time and the...
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    Go to the hardware store and buy about 6 feet of...

    Go to the hardware store and buy about 6 feet of 1/8" clear vinyl tubing. Using a funnel and holding the tubing in a 'U' shape, fill the tube with water such that you have about 3 feet of tubing...
  13. Has anyone tried Swagelok fittings? They are fast...

    Has anyone tried Swagelok fittings? They are fast and indestructible. Very difficult to make a bad connection. While these fittings are expensive, they are a huge timesaver. You also don't have to...
  14. Find the rating plate. It is usually on a metal...

    Find the rating plate. It is usually on a metal tag on a chain leash at the bottom or attached on the rear. It will identify the mfr, model and serial number. From these you can get a copy of the...
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    file:///C:/Users/Bob/Downloads/07-2160-mc_07produc...

    file:///C:/Users/Bob/Downloads/07-2160-mc_07productguide.pdf...
  16. I have a buddy who's a chimney sweep. He kept...

    I have a buddy who's a chimney sweep. He kept forgetting to secure his ladders and did the freeway dump several times. He decided the fix was to place a reminder by his door to check the ladders. He...
  17. What make and model CO2 meter? Where are you...

    What make and model CO2 meter? Where are you getting 450ppm as your target?
  18. As I've said before, I always write the mfd...

    As I've said before, I always write the mfd rating on the cabinet next to the run cap with a Sharpie pen once I've made that determination.

    Yeah, don't ya' love it when somebody installed the...
  19. Forget all that: you cannot have energized...

    Forget all that: you cannot have energized electrical equipment within 10 feet of a pool! The condenser has to be relocated.

    If you look closely, as John has pointed out, you can usually discern...
  20. The joke of it is, those web straps, of which I...

    The joke of it is, those web straps, of which I have a bunch and do use on my ladders, will erode from UV/ ozone, and general wear and tear to the point one day they simply break. That can happen...
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    I'd scavenge all the asbestos and sell it on the...

    I'd scavenge all the asbestos and sell it on the black market then evacuate the building and implode it. What is the #@*%! is that box the vent connector attaches to and where does it lead? On second...
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    Do a search of Tag Out Lock Out discussions here...

    Do a search of Tag Out Lock Out discussions here at H-talk then discuss with your attorney. If something meets the ANSI definition of "danger", you not only can but must Tag Out Lock Out or else...
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    So, did you red tag and lock it out for illegal...

    So, did you red tag and lock it out for illegal venting? Also, no discharge tube on at least one water heater and inadequate clearance to combustibles between the vent connector and the hot water...
  24. The metal pan requirement comes from the IRC...

    The metal pan requirement comes from the IRC P2801.5

    "except what the water heater and furnace generate". You sound as if those are negligible. A gas draft hood equipped WH is the most dangerous...
  25. Furnace: must have grommet for wire penetration...

    Furnace:
    must have grommet for wire penetration into cabinet
    condensate must drain away 1/4"per LF to discharge
    gas shutoff must be within 6ft.
    sediment trap must be at appliance
    gas piping...
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