Z-Flex exhaust pipe installation
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    Z-Flex exhaust pipe installation

    Hello all,

    A contractor installed an exhaust pipe for my oil furnace. It is a flexible (double-wall?) Z-Flex pipe. A few loops hanging from the ceiling of the crawlspace support the pipe. However, in two places he screwed the loop directly into the pipe. The screw penetrated right into the pipe. Is it how it should be done? My common sense says he just ruined the pipe... Plus this is an exhaust pipe so a leak can be poisonous... Should I demand they replace the pipe or is it ok???

    Thanks a lot,
    D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimam View Post
    Hello all,

    A contractor installed an exhaust pipe for my oil furnace. It is a flexible (double-wall?) Z-Flex pipe. A few loops hanging from the ceiling of the crawlspace support the pipe. However, in two places he screwed the loop directly into the pipe. The screw penetrated right into the pipe. Is it how it should be done? My common sense says he just ruined the pipe... Plus this is an exhaust pipe so a leak can be poisonous... Should I demand they replace the pipe or is it ok???

    Thanks a lot,
    D.
    Z-Flex pipe is single wall. And yes he ruined the pipe. Instead of him replacing the whole thing he can fix it by cutting it at the screw hole and joining the new piece with a peice of pipe and tape or straps.

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