Today's find in 1940 attic

I was inspecting the gas furnace today in this 1940 house. I turned up the thermostat and was waiting for the gas to fire up and I just remembered I didn’t see any flue pipes through the roof. I quickly shut down the furnace, which ran for less than a minute. Got my ladder out and poked my head up into the attic with my CO detector. The detector quickly registered about 10 ppm, so I waited a few minutes for the CO to dissipate and here is what I found.

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I guess if number one did not work, number two was ready.
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Looked at the heading and picture before reading everything else. Thought this was going to be about the prison shank.

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Luckily no one has died in that house. I find that often with plumbing vent stacks, but never with the furnace vent.

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WOW good catch so much wrong there! Glad no one has died.