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    Legit or not...

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]445021 I dont like it or consider it safe regardless of how skirting code is.
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    Even if its b-vent with another layer I would be afraid it would cool it too much causing condensation and rot out the chimney. Better then some stuff I see but I'm going to go with illegitamate.

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    Makes for an interesting Delta. I saw it and informed the tenant of the possible complications and safety concerns I had, so now in the landlords best interest or lack there of.

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    Looks like some tinner didn't know how to make a pair of pants.
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    You mean aside from the lack of vent rise, draft hood connector or support, no you can NOT penetrate an air duct with gas piping or venting. Any more pics?

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    I thought I seen some things or 2 but that's a new one is that the gas flue going through the plenum?

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    Definitely not

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    I've seen them go through returns before (in new construction even). Not kosher. Shouldn't pass an inspection anywhere.


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    I had to open return grill to see for myself. There was 6 in flex that terminated at the furnace. I wondered why that wasted space was not employed

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    I've seen it before. The duct has a metal sleeve for the vent to pass through so it's a lazy mans pair of pants. The vent is not in contact with the air stream. Same concept as the box around the flue running through the return air in a down flow furnace.

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