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  1. #1
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    One of the worst I've seen

    I ran across this gem today on a no heat call. The more I looked at it the more I found wrong.
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    Was in a wide open basement and they face it toward the chimney so it is a pain to work on. Also motor went bad so the cut hole in the side and patched it back in with a filter.

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    Daammnn, that is rough!

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    That home made food can looking 90 is pretty slick!
    Superheat, that must be REALLY hot.

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    One of the worst I've seen

    Yeah found that on the water heater in the same house. Was afraid to look at anything else in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbomaster View Post
    That home made food can looking 90 is pretty slick!
    Is that a couple canned food cans made into a tee??? wtf were they thinking! They must not have been thinking.

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    Yes that is exactly what that is but is a 90 not a tee. All I can figure they didn't have a smaller water heater and needed a sharp 90 and just finished lunch and had two cans sitting in the truck that look like it could do the job.

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    Did you shut everything down?

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    I wanted to but the boss said fix it to get them heat until we could get a new furnace and water heater installed. Made him put his name on it. If it wasn't 10 degrees outside would be shut down completely. There was no real danger when I left. But needs replaced ASAP before a real danger a raises.

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    I bet all that return air leakage is back drafting the water heater and furnace. Not sure by the pic but it looks like the water heater has been back drafting causing the darker color around the draft hood.

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    I ran furnace for 30min blocked basement door open and ran hot water heater and checked the draft. Everything looked to be ok. The new furnace can't come fast enough.

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    All the messed up stuff aside, I really do like that soup can tee. That took a lot of work and some ingenuity. Yeah, it would never fly, but that took some craftsmanship. If only they had put that sort of craftsmanship into the rest of the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5thRoot View Post
    All the messed up stuff aside, I really do like that soup can tee. That took a lot of work and some ingenuity. Yeah, it would never fly, but that took some craftsmanship. If only they had put that sort of craftsmanship into the rest of the job.
    I would have saved that can as a wall hanger at the office. Quite the conversation piece.

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