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    A hacked American Standard(Just for you Payson)

    This one I have been holding on for a while,this is around the ECU campus area.Typical slum lord rental property,rentors called us because of our ad in the YP (we are an AS dealer)
    Get to the call and I go to the door and I talk to the renter and get the gist of the call.Turn the t-stat to heat and walk to where they told me the unit was.I was under the impression that it was a package system,boy was I wrong on this one.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/ChrLBran...ey=TyjhT--j3ec
    The problem of this unit is that the gas line was never inspected,prob cause the whole job would not have passed code.I am guessing this had a furnace here before and who ever put the AS here should have been drugged out in the street and shot.How would you like to work on the blower?
    I have seen many threads about Goodmans hacked in,but this is the worst I have seen in person.

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    hopefully they arent a dealer much longer. Thats just sad...

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    Damn!

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    Wow. Heat 'Em & Cheat 'Em at their very best. I love the screw into the B-vent. I can't quite make out the gas line though. Is that a copper line feeding into the ball valve? Copper's legal in our state and used extensively on propane. But though it's legal, no one uses it on natural gas. I especially like the nice neat access panel cut-outs. What's the required distance to the front of the unit on those? But you gotta love those 40-inch furnaces. Yessiree, you can squeeze them in almost anywhere. Look, there's the proof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skippedover View Post
    Wow. Heat 'Em & Cheat 'Em at their very best. I love the screw into the B-vent. I can't quite make out the gas line though. Is that a copper line feeding into the ball valve? Copper's legal in our state and used extensively on propane. But though it's legal, no one uses it on natural gas. I especially like the nice neat access panel cut-outs. What's the required distance to the front of the unit on those? But you gotta love those 40-inch furnaces. Yessiree, you can squeeze them in almost anywhere. Look, there's the proof.
    It is legal to use copper here as well,but the utillties co has an rule around here if the gas has been turned off for over 6 months,you have to have the gas line pressure tested and inspected.If they had done that,the inspector would have caught them that they had installed an new furnace outside WITHOUT a permit.I am not sure if you can see from my pictures,the I guess for a lack of a word to describe it doghouse covering this unit is about completely rotted.Score one for the Heat'em and Cheat'um clan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bustawrench1 View Post
    Damn!
    Ironic,that is what I said when I saw it.

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    looks to me like that vent was installed by a dyslexic

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    let me tell you neighbor, you get over into lenoir and duplin counties and you will see alot of these!! not only gas but oil and HP units too!! its amazing what you'll see out there!! i had some hack pics from the work i seen in pitt county too, but cannot locate the memory card that i had them since i moved the rest of my pics from up there are polaroids, and won't scan very well
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    Dude,I have got to get back downtown G-ville and get some more pics of some other good hack jobs around there.It would blow your mind!

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    been there, trust me the good stuff is out there in the cut!!! where some farmer had installed his own system
    i'll get some up from here and we will have a blast none the less
    If Guns Kill People, Do Pencils Misspell Words?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachtech View Post
    been there, trust me the good stuff is out there in the cut!!! where some farmer had installed his own system
    i'll get some up from here and we will have a blast none the less
    Sounds like a plan.I got this slum lord account we have picked up and I am sure I can get some good ones,until he gets tired of me talking sh*t about his crap to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrL_Brann View Post
    Sounds like a plan.I got this slum lord account we have picked up and I am sure I can get some good ones,until he gets tired of me talking sh*t about his crap to him.
    if he pays- don't run him off!! thats good income man!! yeah its all junk, but junks falls apart. repair it until not repairable! than let his hackers put in a new one and make money on fixing that one because they won't come back!! when i was at J&S we did that all the time to the landlords. most of them came around and just used us soley for eveything and then it was all good
    If Guns Kill People, Do Pencils Misspell Words?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2a1...eature=related

    Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?

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    You do have a point there,and that way I can get more pics! Its a win/win/lose! LOL!

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