Hello I am a fellow inspector up here by Duluth MN and just got a call from a past client (inspected house in July). He said he had a local contractor come out to service his Crown CSC 125 boiler and they refused. They told him that in order to do any work to it the venting would have to be replaced with stainless steel venting, currently has galvanized installed. They showed him in the book how this particular boiler calls for stainless steel and said its not to code so they won’t service it. He said it is icing up on the exterior in our extreme cold and that stainless will help that also? I think that’s a stretch.
Anyhow the new venting would cost $1152 and he wants me to pay for it. I have no problem with this if this is my mistake, but I was trying to explain to him that I cannot know every manufacturers spec for every furnace. Any ideas or advice is appreciated…
P.S The HVAC guy went as far to say that the home inspector should have caught this and the house should have never been sold like this.