Can You Spot the Defect in This Natural Gas Install?

Re: Can you spot the defect?

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:57 am

Threaded pipe union is also in backwards, unions do have a proper 'flow direction'...
MURDOC1
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska/Franco Belge/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: S.S. 2/ 144.08.02/ Mag Stoker


Re: Can you spot the defect?

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:12 am

Terry,
I see the inlet pipe reduced frrom 3/4" to 1/2" inlet to the furnace. The inlet piping should be same or larger all the way to the inlet. As far as the plastic, I'm not familar with the newer furnaces,ure why it woul be plastic and open to vent.
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Can you spot the defect?

PostBy: steamup On: Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:46 pm

We don't need no stinkin inspectors,

Let's test fire the furnace - :blowup:
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: Can you spot the defect?

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:02 am

The biggest defect that isn`t seen is the idiot that hires these non-english speakers to do the work in the first place. I`m not a firm believer in all the building codes that say a licensed so & so has to do this or that, but some things are better left up to professonals, it becomes cheaper in the long run.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Can you spot the defect?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:18 pm

A friend of mine sent me this picture a few days ago. I just got the back story last night. WOW. This was very nearly a tragedy! My friend showed up at this home to do a home inspection. Vacant home just rehabbed. He was outside when a guy showed up who he described as being from El Salavador and having a very limited command of English. He said he was the man who was there to "make all things right." He told my friend that the water and gas were off to the home and he was going to turn them on for the inspection. When my friend entered the home there was a very strong odor of natural gas coming out of the registers and he heard a click, click, click, noise coming from the kitchen. It was the igniter on the gas stove that our friend from south of the border was using to light the stove. Gas will only burn in a concentration between 5% and 15%. More or less it won't. Luckily the concentration had not reached that threshold yet. My friend pushed him away from the stove and turned it off and forced him outside, leaving the door open. A few seconds either way and that house would have blown sky high. Very scary.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal

Re: Can you spot the defect?

PostBy: jim d On: Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:23 pm

my eyes arn't what they used to be but it looks like the gas is tied into the aux drain on the ac dx coil red green should be filming when the hou e lifts off the fdn about 2ft
jim d
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska//coaljck
Stove/Furnace Model: liberty// cj3

Re: Can you spot the defect?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:52 pm

coalkirk wrote:A friend of mine sent me this picture a few days ago. I just got the back story last night. WOW. This was very nearly a tragedy! My friend showed up at this home to do a home inspection. Vacant home just rehabbed. He was outside when a guy showed up who he described as being from El Salavador and having a very limited command of English. He said he was the man who was there to "make all things right." He told my friend that the water and gas were off to the home and he was going to turn them on for the inspection. When my friend entered the home there was a very strong odor of natural gas coming out of the registers and he heard a click, click, click, noise coming from the kitchen. It was the igniter on the gas stove that our friend from south of the border was using to light the stove. Gas will only burn in a concentration between 5% and 15%. More or less it won't. Luckily the concentration had not reached that threshold yet. My friend pushed him away from the stove and turned it off and forced him outside, leaving the door open. A few seconds either way and that house would have blown sky high. Very scary.


WOW!! Did the friend from another country get a swift kick in the balls? I mean he did almost just kill your friend and himself? If by "Make all things right" means killing both of them that sure as hell deserves a black eye or two.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Can you spot the defect?

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:11 pm

Maybe your friend should have run out & let the guy get blown back to El Salavdor.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75