I am purchasing a home and the home inspector found that in the attic the flue pipe had been cut into (both layers, it was a double lined flue pipe) and the hole had been covered by electrical tape. This finding concerned me. The home inspector said the whole flue pipe from furnace out needed to be replaced.
The sellers agreed to fix the flue pipe however they said that it only needed to be replaced from the damaged part up to the attic. Is this true? I am concerned that this is a double lined pipe and that fixing only a part of it may still result in some leaks of CO. Also they plan on using a licensed A contractor to this repair. Is this person qualified to do this type of work? I have inquired about the licensure and they just say they are a general licensed A contractor, not necessarily employed by a HVAC company.
Any additional thoughts would be appreciated. I want to buy a safe home for myself and my family.