$1,000.00 Later the water heater was in. But is it installed correctly?
It seems most home owners find that time that a home appliance breaks down at the most inopportune time. But then is there ever good time to have a home appliance break down? I think the answer to that is a solid "NO".
This home owner wanted to see if the install was correct. This is why they called Desert Sun Home Inspections to get a "Trust but verify inspection".
The water heater had broken down on a Sunday morning. The owners called the plumber wanting them to come out and replace the unit.
The plumbing company did come out and with all the Sunday and weekend charges the water heater ended up costing the home owner over $1,000.00 after all the fee's and taxes.
First the TRV line was replaced or re installed way too small. The plumbing companies know that if a new unit is installed then it has to meet the current codes and not be re installed the way the old unit was installed in the first place.
There was no sediment trap installed and the shut off was in a hard to reach place. The list goes on.
Take a look at what I found when inspecting this unit.
The line is too small. This will not let out enough pressure if the Relief valve ever needed to operate. This could cause the water heater to explode if not taken acre of.
Instead of adding screws to the main vent pipe. They just added a round of tape and never did secure the vent stack to the unit.
Here we have a look at the flue ring that was never re installed.
Then there is the issues with the stack on the roof.
The home owner said the plumbers never di go up on the roof to see if there were any issues with the exhaust venting for the water heater.
But I did. And there were. Can you see what I found?
If it was to rain. I know it's a very big if. But If it was to rain the rain would pour right down the piping onto the water heater.
Needless to say the plumbers are going to come out and look at what needs to be done. I think it's the least they can do for a $1,000.00 job.
If you have any appliances installed and you want to make sure they are installed the right way,
Call Desert Sun Home Inspections for a "Trust But Verify Inspection".
If you are buying a home and want a very good home inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico.
Have a great day every one.