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cantonstf 03-30-2013 09:03 PM

Floor Furnace Vent pipe
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I was under the house looking for termite damage when I saw these two pipes weren't connected. This is our floor furnace in our 1929 house. I have no idea how old this furnace is but it's a work horse. This disconnect, however, is very unsettling. I read about asbestos in vent tape... don't know if that's the case here... Is it safe to maneuver these together and then what kind of tape do I need to secure it? I can't quite make out the letters on the old tape.
(We moved into this house about 3 yrs ago and when we first moved in a guy theoretically repaired this.)
Thanks in advance,

GBrackins 03-30-2013 10:18 PM

I'm no expert, but what you asked if it is asbestos appears to be asbestos to me .....

hopefully more knowledgeable people will respond

Windows on Wash 03-30-2013 10:32 PM

Get a better picture of it, but it appears to be TSI...Do not disturb it!!!!

joecaption 03-31-2013 04:20 AM

And by the looks of the rusted out elbows that whole thing needed to come out years ago.

cantonstf 04-14-2013 05:03 PM

What is TSI? When we moved into the house almost 3 years ago, we had a plumber look at it. He's the one who put that tape around there, but said the elbow was still good. We're in Southern California and a lot of these older houses have these floor furnaces. When I get a better picture, what should I be focusing on?

Windows on Wash 04-16-2013 07:11 AM

cantonstf 04-16-2013 12:30 PM

Ahhh, yes, that does look like it. Hmm. Obviously the pipes are going to have to be put back together. We bought some special silver heating tape we were going to use to wrap them. If we use a respirator and wet down that TSI area, do you think that would be sufficient or should we have a professional come in? If that TSI thing was removed, would they replace it with something else? There's not a whole lot a space down there to work in. It's about 3 feet tall at the highest spot. Definitely can't sit up.

cantonstf 04-16-2013 01:35 PM

I went and posted this on the HVAC forum too. I didn't see that forum before.

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