Originally Posted By: cbottger
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I inspected a 1976 model furnace today and thoroughly despise the CO reading that I obtained from the vents in the floor and thru out the home. .001 This is how I explain to my client who’s hair is standing on end at the thought of CO from a furnace in the home that he getting ready to live in. I can also see the white’s in the eyes of the Realtor who is all ears at this point.
Mr Client this furnace should be considered as at the end of its normal life expectancy or has exceeded. I can not condemn this furnace with a CO level of .001 and I proceed to explain how a gas cook top discharges more CO into the living area than what the furnace is discharging. I always recommend to the client to have the level of CO double checked by the gas Company and expect to have to change this furnace out in the near future and always use CO detectors in the home. I also recommend the purchase of a home warranty policy considering the age of the unit.
As I stated above I despise this type of reading much prefer 0 or a level that will allow me to condemn the furnace. On the other side if you take the statement. (Performing its intended function) the MFG did not design the furnace to discharge .001 CO so technically the furnace is not performing its intended function. BAAH gray area.
I am all ears how about some opinions on this.
Don't argue with an idiot someone watching may not be able to tell the difference.