: Cement on flue in bedroom! Kitty litter under a furnace for an
: Leaking oil in return without cleaning it! A leaking oil pipe!
: sure stop- pay and go get a permit pulled and beg for the
: come out today. You probably have other "hacked in" issues
: danger you smell. And you have not gotten your own Co unit yet
I think I'd have to agree with that - the OP certainly got
shined, I'm afraid.
Then once everything's up to snuff and inspected/passed, I
think I'd have to talk to the BBB minimum about this work.
Sweeping kitty litter under anything is stupid, and leaving it
there is a sure sign of a lazy slob who doesn't know what he's
doing, IMO. As long as the oil soaked litter is there, the smell
will remain there, and will enter the air supply easily. It's
also hard on bare concrete.
Until I got it settled, I'd probably also put a stop-pay on
the check he was paid with and if it turns out as I suspect it
will, never pay him any more than I legally was forced to.
Than, I'd likely seriously consider taking him to small claims
court for any costs in excess of the installation job he quoted
on, plus any extra work he created in the process. Like properly
fixing the flue inthe bedroom, cleaning up the kitty litter, etc
etc etc.. You might be surprised at the length of the list.
I also don't think the smell of oil inside the return will go
away very fast - his cleaner will only disguise it for awhile.
Also, from what I know, I'm not in that business, running lines
so fuel could get inside a return is definitely wrong! Can you
imagine dropping a lit match or lighter down a return register?
I've probably misinterpreted a couple of points, but any way you
look at it, this was a schlock job - others should be protected
Oh, a shop vac might get the litter out if you can get into the
area, but have a couple or three filters handy for replacement if
there's much of it.