Suggestions for Removing/Capping Pipes Please
I live in Seattle and qualified for an income sensitive program where the City’s Department of Housing funded the decommissioning of my oil-fired burner (Logano Buderis) and underground oil tank and installed a Mitsubishi Heat Pump. My oil-fired burner was not very old and was not giving me problems. It worked great. I switched over because the City is offering incentives to move people from oil to electric and because a new oil tax has been imposed greatly increasing the cost of oil. I’ve attached pictures of the area where the contractor removed my oil-fired burner. As you can see, there are some tubes and pipes that are not capped (I believe these were the pipes that fed oil to the burner from where they are located) and a few holes that go under my house and down to the open crawlspace below. There are also some electrical wires and a couple of boxes/electric fixtures?? that are uncovered. When the rehab specialist for the City came by to do a weatherization assessment, he covered some of the holes with tape and also, at my request, tested the boxes/wires and some were hot. I asked him what could be done about the way this area was left because I have a young grandson and don’t want him getting shocked or hurt and the rehab specialist said that removal/closure of the tubes/pipes was not part of the project and I can apply for a low-interest rehab/weatherization loan to have these things done. I understand if they don’t want to remove the concrete, although it is a trip hazard (the rehab specialist tripped on it himself) but the other things are dangerous. I’m unemployed so unable to qualify for a loan but want to make this area safe and if possible, get it cleaned up and usable. Any advice would be great. Thank you!
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