Hello everyone, before I ask my question, I'll tell you a little
story(little winded sorry).
I moved into my house in 2002. After the close, the home seller
rented the house for a well to cover the period of moving money from
one house to another house's mortgage. Well at the end of the renting
period, we walked through the house, and talked man to man about
things he always wanted to get done, but never got around to it. Time
to pass the buck to the new home owner. Nothing big, just small
projects, or enhancements. While we were chatting, he explained the
furnace had a flue that was against current codes, so if it needed
work, it would have to be replaced. He was incorrect. The flue was
on a national recall. The flue manufacturer I think is gone so the
furnace maker is taking part in the rip-out. Apparently since I have
a powered flue fan, and the flue can 'seperate' at the joints, it can
pump massive amounts of CO into a house in a short period of time.
Add in the time of day, placement of CO detectors, and delays in CO
detectors, this could prove to be deadly. Well the furnace
manufacture, Goodman, offers a free flue replacement, or a free
sucking flue fan addon, or a complete free flue replacement with a
furnace replacement as well(the furnace is at cost). I opted for the
new furnance, since mine is now 12 years old and 80% effiency.
I started the process about Oct of 2004, nothing yet, Goodman is
trying to get a local service person to do the job, but no luck so
far. So now my question, has anyone gone through this, and can you
share your experience, especially the time frame it took to get the
Concerned since my flue has scortch marks(joints seperated in the
past, I thought it was just dirty till I was told what to look for),
and old silcone caulking from past repairs done.