As inspectors we see several issues on a daily basis but this installer must have been thinking about the weekend.
If you guys’ are going to post pictures I wish you would let us know what’s wrong with them so we can learn how to inspect.
Yup. Kinda makes ya wonder how their reports look.
Due to high efficiency furnaces having their own fresh air intake, no air is drawn from inside your home .
See - I thought that was a funnel drain for the condensate!
But in the OP photo it appears the missing pipe is the exhaust pipe connected to the draft inducer.
Where was the furnace located?
Could be in the attic
Look at the picture, the intake air was installed but the exhaust discharges inside the home. I think it was a brainfart moment for the installer.
Good eye, that’s was the point. The furnace was venting inside the home. New install a month ago.
It is drawing air from the exterior, venting inside the home.
There, I fixed it
It may need a p-trap…but, I’ll leave that for the next guy.
If you can not look at the picture and see the obvious defect of the furnace exhausting inside the home it definitely makes me wonder what your reports would look like. But, with that being said, this must be the pinnacle of my career! The clever and brilliant jjonas has blessed me with one of his very own comments.
That is perfect
Posting a grainy picture with a known defect (that you had the luxury of standing directly in front of) as some “gotcha” game is not the way to get the most out of this forum. If you want to make yourself feel better by having a bunch of seasoned inspectors scratch their heads for a few minutes, congratulations, you succeeded.
Pictures are such a funny thing. As the saying goes, they are worth 1000 words. But they also make an insecure inspector think they see 1000 things the last guy didn’t. OP, I glanced at your picture and post earlier and honestly didn’t care to play your little game. After 21 years of inspecting I’ve seen all I need to see and LOVE helping people out as long as they have good intentions. These forums are great for a means of education and there is a lot to be had as long as you go about it in the right way.
Agreed. I would have enjoyed this as an educational post. When inspecting a furnace, there are probably 20 or more inspection points. Sometimes one is overlooked at first pass or appears to be ok until you start to dial in. The title of the post was a bit misleading. The installer did not forget something, he made a mistake and switched up intake/exhaust. When I first scanned the photo, I thought this was about the missing panel cover.