Originally Posted By: kluce
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I know the answer to this question but I would like some feed back on what you all think.
Had a home inspection on a new slab house with a 35,000 btu water heater and a 50,000 btu furnace in a closet. To make this short, there was not nearly enough fresh air for both items. I informed the client and reported it as a safety issue on the Major Defects catigory since this could possiblely change the value of the property. The client asked what I could do, I told him to talk to his builder. He did and the builder informed my client that the building inspector passed it. I informed him that there is nothing I could do but recommended talking to the town. The town would not do anything about it. He wanted out of the contract because of it being a major defect and maybe for some other reasons. There was the conflict. I reported it as a major defect and for what ever reason, he cannot get out of buying the house. The answer for me is that there is nothing more for me to do. I did my job and reported it. What do you think about the conflict of buyer and buying the house and would you handle this any different.
Details: air under a normal sized door is not enouph fresh air an 80 plus furnace and a standard water heater. Gas wasn't hooked up to items at time of inspection. I was only there for three hours and the rest was by phone so not sure on everything that happened.
I tried to make this short without loosing the understanding. I hope I did it.