What Is A Base T

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Old 11-03-05, 12:09 PM
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What Is A Base T

The company that maintains my oil furnace has some issues with a liner installed in the chimney 12 yrs ago .Rain water has created some corrosion at the liners base and it needs a BASE T installed at some ridiculus $$$$ to continue selling me oil
What is the function of this T and why is the cuote in the $500 range?
Should i go after the first company that installed the liner 12 yrs ago?
 
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Old 11-03-05, 06:31 PM
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Base Tee

A base tee is a Tee at the base of the liner. From what you are saying, I presume your liner just comes down the chimney & sweeps out to join the vent pipe from your heater. If so this is not the correct way to install a liner. The reason the cost is so high is they will likely have to cut out one side of the chimney about 12-24" high, pull up & cut off some of the liner, insert the Tee, reconnect the liner & vent pipe to the Tee, & repair the section of chimney they had to cut out.
The chances of getting the original installer to correct the installation or pay for the correction are slim indeed. I'm sure any statute of limitations on any workmanship has long since expired.
 
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Old 11-03-05, 10:29 PM
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Thanks a lot for response.I see it is more work than i expected,was hoping the T could be installed in a more simpler way.Considering that the furnace is 17 yrs old ,the liner needs to be fix,oil line change above ground and the oil thank is old I probabely be shopping for a HE gas furnace
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Old 11-04-05, 05:03 PM
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Furnace or service company?

I would be shopping for a new service company.
 
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