Wood Stoves & Flues & Creosote

Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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Just a little problem with this one.


http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/CreosoteLeak.jpg


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Erby Crofutt
B4U Close Home Inspections
Georgetown, Kentucky

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Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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beautifull, let me know when they clean it up as I have a fence to do icon_lol.gif


Gerry


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Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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And they’ll probably get enough creosote out of there to do the whole fence.


I presume I can inform them that you will be paying the shipping and handling fees or that you'll drive down to pick it up.

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Erby Crofutt
B4U Close Home Inspections
Georgetown, Kentucky

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Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Erby,


So they painted the stone black under the flue pipe, what is wrong with that! ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: rking
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Hey Erby,


You sure get some interesting inspections don’t you?


How do you keep a straight face when you see these things? Or do you?



Muskoka Home Inspections


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Steering Committee Member At Large

Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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Depends on whether or not I’m alone.


With this one, you could smell it walking into the basement & the client was right there with me.

I just told him the the flue needed cleaning by a chimney sweep (certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (www.csia.org)); the flue needed to be properly connected to the chimney, and I didn't know if the black stain on the stone would come off or not.

But you can bet when I got alone, I sure shook my head over a homeowner who would continue to use this thing without having those issues taken care of.

Joe,

The black paint is "CREOSOTE" brand paint. Highly flammable. I recommend he use the NACHI blue (safest brand going) for all future applications of paint to stone under flues.


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Erby Crofutt
B4U Close Home Inspections
Georgetown, Kentucky

www.b4uclose.com

Originally Posted By: dvalley
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That is a chimney crying for help. I can’t believe that the homeowner could let this go. Did they think that this was a natural occurence?


Lord...Please give people some common sense.
Opps....disregard... without these idiots, we would have empty reports.

Has anyone seen the new edition of Homeowner Fixerupper Standards?
I've looked everywhere and can't seem to locate it. If someone locates this reference book, please let me know. I need some laughs. ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)


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Originally Posted By: rray
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dvalley wrote:
As anyone seen the new edition of Homeowner Fixerupper Standards?


Is this what you're looking for?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/102-3560436-4482516


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Originally Posted By: dvalley
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Russel,


I clicked on the site you entered and all I can come up with is a browser bug webpage.


I will pay big dollars for the homeowner standards manual, if I can locate it.


Money is not the issue! icon_wink.gif



David Valley


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Massachusetts Certified Home Inspections
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"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

Originally Posted By: rray
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Hey, David.


Yeah, I get the same thing now, too. Don't know what's going on.


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Originally Posted By: jhagarty
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Joseph Hagarty


HouseMaster / Main Line, PA
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Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Erby,


Creosote, I never heard of that brand. Is that the new big orange brand or something? Well anyway, I agree that NACHI blue is a much better choice! ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: dvalley
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Joe,


I happen to have bottles of the NACHI BLUE if you or any other members are interested in giving your customers promotional samples.

Works great!

Take a look....
http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/cleaner2.jpg


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David Valley
MAB Member

Massachusetts Certified Home Inspections
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"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

Originally Posted By: rray
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David, in looking at your picture, I can only imagine what kind of painting you would do were someone to let you loose on the walls of their house. icon_lol.gif



Home inspections. . . .


One home at a time.