Saw some very weird stuff during today’s two inspections.
Dryer vent hose being vented into the HVAC ductwork. Seriously! Gas fired dryer! The listing agent kept asking me why that was bad.
1983 rowhouse condo. The utility closet contained an electric clothes dryer, a conventionally drafted gas water heater and a newer cat 1 gas fired furnace. It had a louvered door. But, it also had a bathroom type ceiling exhaust fan and the seller (also a member of the condo board) asked what style the new buyer’s wanted for the new utility closet door. Seems that the board has decided that installing solid fire doors on the utility closets would increase their safety and stop the spread of fire!
I asked about the combustion make-up air problem (the water heater already displayed signs of backdrafting). The seller stated that this was a “new code requirement” (no such requirement in that village) and that the “association approved contractor” was putting in the new doors (probably a condo board member who is getting paid by the association).
This, in a condo with no GFCI or AFCI and with wooden doors to the attached garages! Also no spring hinges on the garage doors.
Been a busy and weird day.