We’ve talked here before about carbon monoxide (CO) dangers. This needs to be taken seriously. Often we find problems with systems that look OK to the naked eye. Sometimes, though, we run into downright scary situations. Gary Vankennen, one of our Syracuse Advisors, found this in a home recently. Not only is the vent pipe made from thin aluminum dryer vent, but the droop in the pipe virtually assures that it won’t vent CO and other combustion gases properly. Please, please, please, don’t mess around with venting issues. Contact a professional, and follow the link for more information on combustion safety.
And it’s important to check venting and draft on all combustion appliances even went you’re insulation, air-sealing, swapping out windows, or changing your heating system to make sure everything is operating safely and efficiently.