We are currently selling our home. During the buyer's home inspection, one of the issues found was that a PVC pipe coming from our furnace, out the side of the house, is right over our AC unit. The inspector said that the "acidic runoff could prematurely deteriorate the AC unit". (As a little background, the inspector botched about 60-70% of the home inspection...my husband called him on the errors, and the inpector has admitted he was wrong.)
Anyway, the buyer is requesting that our AC unit be moved. The inspector says we can just add another 90 degree bend to divert the "possible acidic runoff" away from the unit. (Some more background...we live in a 200 unit townhouse plan, and every unit was constructed in the same fashion as ours). My husband believes this is only a cold air intake - since it a high efficiency furnace, the inspector believes it's an exhaust, but both say they don't know for sure. My husband does know that you can only have 2 90 degree bends, if this is in fact an exhaust, and there are already 2.
We would really rather not move the AC, as it will cost quite a bit of money. The house is only 4 years old....if the location is such an issue, how did the house get it's occupancy permit (or the other 199 units!)?
If anyone knows the answer and a possible solution, insight would be greatly appreciated.