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Old 04-27-2010, 03:14 PM
Location: New England
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Originally Posted by aquswm View Post
OK, So I had my inspection and a few things came up. 1) the boiler was unable to provide hot water to the showers after approx 1/min of use. 2) The roof needs to be replaced but is not currently leaking so the inspector said just keep and eye on it. 3) the two full baths need their toilets to be removed and replaced.

Overall nothing I wasn't expecting except for the boiler not being able to provide the hot water. In anyone's professions opinion is it now within my right to request a new one? I was thinking since the inspection did say there are a bunch of minor problems (roof, some minor electrical, support for pipes in the basement, leaking toilets, sagging plaster) it would not be out of the question to have the seller replace the boiler?
I think you would be better off asking for hot water instead of a new boiler. IOW, ask for it to be fixed. If that requires the current owner to replace because it can't be repaired, so be it. But to just ask for a new one if it can be repaired IMO is a bit much.

Toilets? No big deal. Few hundred bucks. You'd probably want new ones anyway.

If those are the only major problems, I'd say it sounds like a solid house.

Good luck!
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:33 AM
Location: Connecticut
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I agree with JViello. You are buying an existing so you know the water heater is not brand new. What you don't know until the inspection is that the water heater does not provide enough hot water. It is up to the seller to rectify that. That may mean a repair to the existing heater or it may end up being a new one. They may come back and offer you a credit on part of the cost for a new one instead of just buying a whole new one themselves. Jay
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:43 PM
Location: Branford, CT
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So the seller agreed to replace the boiler and domestic coil; with that the asbestos goes to! granted I do have a LOT of work ahead of me overall im happy. Thanks to everyone who commented and gave me great advice
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