The story behind this is posted in General Discussion, figured it belonged on the WOS as well.
Yes it is connected to a furnace and water heater that were both working.
We only want to do it, if we can do it right.
i think somebody got in a hurry
dont you just hate when they build the ceilings to tall ?
Hope nobody got hurt.
Be safe not fast. body parts don't grow back
I thought "close" only counted in hand grenades and slow dancing??
No, no. Thtas one of them there new fangled draft divertors.
Everybody has the right to be stupid. Some people abuse the privilege.
No, Thats Indirect Venting.
100% efficient gas appliances or the foil tape fell off
It probably vented some of the time
Looks like they were trying to recover that "Extra" heat that was just being wasted going up the flue.
That's called an Air Gap fitting.
How did that get past the inspector? That's the real problem there.
Hey!......That was at Quitten Time, ya know!
Or that was done so the heat don't go up the chimney and get wasted!---Ha!