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Old 12/10/09, 9:46 AM
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Default Water heater with asbestos vent pipe

located in the garage....Southern Calif. house built in 1973.
Should the write up be in Red...as a safety hazard. Or just mentioned
on the report.

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Old 12/10/09, 9:53 AM
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Default Re: Water heater with asbestos vent pipe

I would just mention it in the report. As long as it is not damaged or susceptible to damage, making it air born, I would write it up for just their information.

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Old 12/10/09, 5:26 PM
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Default Re: Water heater with asbestos vent pipe

Transite vent pipe of that age is is prone to cracking/deterioration. Also, the clearance to combustibles is not correct.

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