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    Does the furnace Pipe look cracked to you?

    Asked Aug 24, 2007, 01:53 PM 27 Answers
    Can you guys please look at the following pictures and tell me what you think. Does the exhaust pipe look damaged to you? Did the repairman who tried to repair it do a poor job?
    The pipe has since been replaced but I need some help from you guys. Thanks.

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    Aug 24, 2007, 03:54 PM


    If it is single wall and used for gas it needs 6 inches clearance to combustibles if oil 18 inches. BTW what is this on? Looks like silicone to me .
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    Aug 24, 2007, 05:42 PM
    Thanks for your response. Do you mean what it runs on or what's on the pipe. It runs on natural gas and I honestly don't know exactly what's on the pipes.
    The sealant on the pipe looks very amateurish, which greatly worried me.
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    Aug 24, 2007, 05:59 PM
    Here's another pic of the exhaust pipe:
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    Aug 24, 2007, 06:16 PM


    If that is a gas water heater it is missing the required diverter that is supposed tro be on top. That is strange now that I can see the entire picture.Take a picture of the lower part of the water heater also and post here.
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    Aug 24, 2007, 08:05 PM
    Looks like 6 0r 8 inch vent pipe on a hotwater heater,, have never seen before
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    Aug 24, 2007, 08:20 PM
    I'm pretty sure I have more pix stored on my computer or on a CD. Let me just find them, and I'll upload them.
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    Aug 24, 2007, 10:13 PM
    I just had to comment. Great dialogue and help going on here!
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    Sep 7, 2007, 02:34 PM
    Here are the pictures.
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    Sep 8, 2007, 07:59 AM


    Call a qualified contractor to fix this problem correctly. The venting is not correct as it is missing the flue ventury at the top of the unit.
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