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Joined: 11/22/2014 09:38 PM EST
Messages: 97
Location: Sunbury, Ohio

THis is located next to block wall in basement but not supported by it. plus the flex hose you see is the actual dryer vent line put in when home was built. Have moved the vent and made it all metal pipe. Next photo is in the same joist and has been "modified" for the HVAC intake and exhaust. If i'm right this is not good and should be written up if an inspection were performed. The corrigated pipie showing in the second picture is the rerun I did on the dryer vent exhaust.
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Joined: 03/31/2015 10:45 PM EDT
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Not good but not a danger either. Cuts near the wall are less likely to cause an issue. Also joists near a wall running perpendicular have another joist running over and supported by the block so in fact may be close to a 24 OC joist span with the compromised joist in the middle. This photo shows careless and unprofessional installations of pipe and I would document this, I would call it a concern but not an immediate danger.

Makes you wonder what else is hacked up?
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