You know they designed the attic ventilation to take care of this!!!!!! - Fine Homebuilding
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You know they designed the attic ventilation to take care of this!!!!!!

comments (3) October 18th, 2010 in Project Gallery
TX_Inspector TX_Inspector, member

Theres a monster lurking under this roof!
This must have been installed on a Friday afternoon!
Note the light colored area directly above the flue. I guess that is where the flue gases are supposed to escape the attic. It is actually a hole that has been chopped in the roof!
Theres a monster lurking under this roof!Click To Enlarge

There's a monster lurking under this roof!


The pipe in the middle of the second picture is a fireplace flue! This photo was taken at the "meter release" inspection after drywall is installed, etc. The fireplace this is connected to wasn't there when the framing and MEP rough-in inspection was done on this new home. The plans showed an optional fireplace, but it wasn't selected at the time of initial review and approval.

I hope the installer just ran out of time and/or material and intended to come back to finish.

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Comments (3)

TX_Inspector TX_Inspector writes: @chapmarr: "It probably was not the fireplace installers job to cut a hole in the roof." I happen to know that this particular installer makes his own holes (as do most around here because neither they nor the roofers like to make multiple trips), installs flashing, etc.
I now document all my inspections with photos. It cuts down on "he-said-she-said" discussions.
Posted: 5:02 pm on October 19th

chapmarr chapmarr writes: Since the house was under construction, perhaps you were premature in taking the picture. It probably was not the fireplace installers job to cut a hole in the roof. They may have been waiting for a carpenter/roofer to take care of this phase of the installation.
Posted: 7:34 am on October 19th

TheTimberTailor TheTimberTailor writes: WOW! Just when you think you've seen it all, huh?!
Looks like great material for your next advertising campaign explaining how important home inspectors are!
Posted: 11:18 pm on October 18th

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