Man I wish I had pictures......
Went this house today. I was seeking it out looking at house numbers and saw this heap in the middle of the block. I prayed, but wouldn't ya know it, that heap was a house.
Ok, this house was clearly made outof anything they could get thier hands on. The front porch was made out of old shipping pallets. The breaker box was outside on a pole with romex running inside to outlets lust laying on the floor. There were no lights in the house other than candles.
The furnace.....A 1966 Lennox 100,000btu unit was in the corner of the living room with gas flex connectors, one to the next attatched to from almost 8 feet away. There was no plenum or duct work, it just dumped into the room. It was powered by an extension cord with the end cut off and it was hard wired in. There was no bottom door and the flue was single wall through the scrap metal ceiling/roof. Needless to say I condemned the unit since well, it's clear why.
The job was for an appliance protection program from one of our utilities and they were astounded to hear what I had to say. They said something would be done to help the people, it's out of my hands now.