Times have gotten insane lately. It seems that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. With this, things care about crime rates have risen too… When our friends recently purchase a lake house to flip they never even thought about those things. It is in a rough area of town and that is why they were able to purchase it so cheap, little did they know, it would end up costing them a lot in the long run. They had dreams of doing most of the job themselves and selling the property for twice what they paid for it. All of that was dashed when they had a chop in 1 weekend. Not only did the thieves take the tools from the worksite, they cut all the copper piping and even took the Heating, Ventilation and A/C system. This included the component itself and all the HVAC duct. The locale was a complete disaster; For the life of myself and others I couldn’t figure out what they were going to do with an aged gas furnace, air conditioner unit, and all that HVAC duct. It wasn’t as if they could install the aged HVAC duct somewhere else because I am sure much of it was destroyed when they ripped it out of the walls. It turns out that it could be sold for scrap metal along with the copper pipes. People are desperate these afternoons I guess and even the older gas furnace could be sold for aftermarket parts if they knew the right locale to buy it. After the chop in, our friends put in an alarm idea and set to job putting in all new plumbing and a new Heating, Ventilation and A/C system. If there is a brightside to all of this, is the the fact that the new Heating, Ventilation and A/C idea will help them get a better price when selling the house. It is far more efficient and the new owners will have the piece of mind that it will operate respectfully for years to come.