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    I dont know if you can tell by the pic, but there is only about 4" between the furnace and the water heater for servicing. Needless to say the blower has never been pulled.



    Heres the nasty coil that was on top.

    [Edited by Boss on 12-28-2003 at 10:17 PM]

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    Question

    The furnace is PLUGED in to the wall with an electrical cord.
    Is that legal in YOUR jurisdiction?
    I have seen it many times in Iowa, but I am told it does NOT meet code.
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    Furnaces plugged into the wall is how 99.99% of the units here get power. The part about it being draped over the gas flex is not good. If lightning were to strike the house the gas flex could turn into a giant resistor and glow red hot.

    Here is one that got hit by lightning just the other day....note the burn mark on the sheet rock from the gas flex getting so hot. It also discolored the flex near the connection.





    Here is what it did to the stat wire....needless to say the transformer was toast.

    [Edited by Steve Wiggins on 10-30-2002 at 01:10 PM]
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    In Pensacola Florida, the inspector interpreted the National Gas Code to say we "MUST" have a dedicated 110V outlet with a plug. 50 miles away in Daphne Alabama, the inspector interpreted the same code to say you MUST have a 15 amp light switch, and a plug and cord was a violation.
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    interesting photos glad ive never run across installs that bad in ma must be hard wired dedicated circuit hace seen a/c
    air handlers with no emergency pans and a/coils installed in
    return plenum of oil fired furnace

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    In Canada eh; we have to have it hard wired on its own 15 amp circuit with a disconnect switch within arms reach of the furnace eh!

    I have never seen a fry up as a result of a lightning strike
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    Originally posted by Steve Wiggins
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    Here is one that got hit by lightning just the other day....note the burn mark on the sheet rock from the gas flex getting so hot. It also discolored the flex near the connection.
    <snip>

    Damn, that's scary!

    I ran into a few of these plug-in jobs down in Austin, but never a woolybugger like this. How was the furnace grounded?

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    Gas Flex

    You also gotta love those "Custom"
    bends on that Gas line

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    never mind the furnace I was admiring the gas wip going to the water tank lol

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    Originally posted by wkhawkins
    never mind the furnace I was admiring the gas wip going to the water tank lol
    Those are water lines.

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    look between the furnace and the water tank against the wall, that is a gas wip its either going to the furnace or the w.tank

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    Its going to the furnace.

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    Exclamation

    feel bad for the company thats paying that guy to go out and do work for them.
    have a good day bud!

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