Can the builder/seller of a home be held responsible for not properly installing a furnace which has led to damage 7 years later?

I found out from my current service tech for my boiler that the manufacturer doesn’t allow exhaust runs of more than 10 feet. My exhaust is spliced inside a false wall, discovered after it had started leaking exhaust inside the walls and caused damage. The furnace can’t be placed so that it would fall within the manufactures specifications. Bought from the company that built the home. No way to know things were not proper until it failed. Do I have recourse?

Asked on February 26, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Alaska


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