Members and posters,
I recommended a licensed HVAC tech. service and evaluate a heating unit (gas) that had a cracked heat exchanger and look at a flue pipe that had improper slope and connections. The sellers real estate agent stated that the HVAC unit was in "working order" and that the seller wasn't going to fix it because it appears to be in "working order". I don't know if a HVAC tech. was indeed hired to evaluate the conditions that were stated in the report or not by the sellers real estate agent. This is not standard HI practice, but rather a preventive measure to ensure that someone is not hurt by carbon monoxide poising. I'm thinking of hiring a HVAC tech myself to look at it and learn at the same time. Then in turn hand the report from the HVAC tech. over to the buyers real estate agent and let it go from there. I am trying very hard to educate these people (real estate agents and my clients) before something terrible happens. I know the heat exchanger is cracked beyond repair and the flues are all wrong. Does this happen a lot around where you operate? Is what I want to do wrong?