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    Octopus Gas Piping

    Found this nice gas piping job in the basement of a house here in Phoenix. Someone piped in a new gas line. It drops down from the ceiling about 2 feet in front of the furnaces and then it branches off from there. Also check out the 2 different sized furnaces twined together. Return air duct is metal and ties into the back side of both furnaces. Both furnaces run off of one t-stat.

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    Though I've seen it done, never seen modern installation approved for pulling air from the back...Did you congratulate the homeowner and tell him he'd been hacked? Plus lets hope they are twinned properly with limits on the blowers just in case one of those motors goes out.

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    Now that's a drip leg.

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    looks like parts from the hardware store. Maybe H/O install??

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    Wow....

    I didn't know they had basement down there! Also, where is the return duct?

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    I think the three stooges were here!!
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    Basements in Phoenix are vary rare. Return duct comes into the back of the furnaces. Which should not be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okieair View Post
    Now that's a drip leg.
    Drip leg/Pipe support That's talented
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That's all I got.

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    Excellent Hackstallation there baby. Got home depot/DIY written all over it.

    That supply plenum looks like it's made out of cardboard and metal taped.

    I would guess the csst is where the gas is coming in, so where's the leg on the left go off to because it looks like it's also on the left hand shutoff?

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    Hey, at least they were looking out for the next guy...if the blower ever has to be pulled the drip leg can be easily removed for service.

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    All those fitting probably cost close to what the furnaces cost! Looks like the furnaces are sealed together! I want to hire this guy!
    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
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    That gives new meaning to Fun With Flex & Properly Supported

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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by tinmantu View Post
    Did you congratulate the homeowner and tell him he'd been hacked?
    I think you may be on to something.......Perhaps we should contact CBS, Fox, NBC about an idea for a new reality TV show.....

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    New this spring on Fox. It's Hacked, the new drama starring __________ (put name here).
    I'm sure the line running off to the left is a water heater. I wonder if there is two of them in tandem also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird A/C View Post
    Found this nice gas piping job in the basement of a house here in Phoenix. Someone piped in a new gas line. It drops down from the ceiling about 2 feet in front of the furnaces and then it branches off from there. Also check out the 2 different sized furnaces twined together. Return air duct is metal and ties into the back side of both furnaces. Both furnaces run off of one t-stat.
    I wonder if they are staged units, w1 for the small unit on the right, w2 for the left unit. thats SCARY.
    So you didn't ask, what you though was a stupid question. Now how, are you going to tell the boss about your stupid screw up?

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    Not staged. Both come on together.

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