View Full Version : All in a days work...
10-20-2004, 06:01 PM
pictures are worth a thousand words, still dont mind it's a goodman.lmao
10-20-2004, 06:43 PM
did you cut that metal fitting under the elbow in half?
10-20-2004, 06:59 PM
WOW! How's your aching back? Did the left half of the unit have a water cooled A/C system in it?
How come no outside combustion air to it?
Guys, keep the pictures coming. I hope I can contribute soon but so far haven't seen the guys turn in too much I'd want to show you :(
10-20-2004, 10:32 PM
tinner, yes i kind of did do that...
loonie, get used to it, its the ONLY work i put out.
keep in mind folks, i have only been doing installs all of 6 months(apartment maintenance background). the supply seen above is what I made ALONE, after teaching myself a little ductwork through google, and using the easy plenum methods from THIS VERY SITE!!!
also, loonie, YES, there was a water cooled condenser on the left, that weighed more than MOST furnaces i rip out!!! as far as outside air, the room seen here was HUGE, and open to the whole basement, plus didnt really have room for two pipes...(stairs out side)
Goodman aside (heh), not a bad install for someone new in the trade. As a matter of fact, it looks pretty damned good for a newbie from Apt maintenance! (That's where I learned to burn up heat anticipators!)
Recommendation for improvement. Hook up with a sheet metal company (they're worth their money), and let them do your transitions, plenums, and return boxes for you. For example, our shop has it's own tin knockers, so we get nice metal. Turning vanes in the side returns, real filter rails with a door, etc. For simplicity's sake, most metal shops will prefab standard fittings for you (like 16x25 filter rails) so when you get to the job, it's screw and go. The money you spend on metal will greatly shorten the amount of time on the job, so it washes out. A digital camera, and a tape measure can be a wonderful thing.
Is the filter external, or buried in the blower compartment where it will *never* see a filter change until the hi limit trips? It looks like a door on the side return for a drop in, but I can't tell from the pic.
The 3rd and last thing...kinda nitpicky...make sure to use sweeps on your venting, and only use 45's when you have to.
Years ago I had a mechanic eat me alive for using a two 45's as you did. Some old timers....
But, if you're doing one of those "What's the cheapest you got?" jobs, the basement's the limit.
As I said, great job, and kudos for your attention to professionalism.
And if yer gonna brazenly display Goodman, at least put a scantily clad lady with gorgeous bazonkers next to it to ease the shock to the eyes...heh.
Thanks for the pix,
10-21-2004, 12:18 AM
i use alot of S cleats when i don't use pittsburgs
just bend the 1 inch over and insert in the S cleats i do alot of return boots that way
10-21-2004, 10:14 PM
glad people like my work, maybe itll land my next job...
anyhow, cdp3, the filter is a drop in, but no door, slides down from the top. we usually use a ductwork place, but the recent jobs were so far from there to pick the ducts up, that i decided a few months ago to teach myself the art of "tin-knockin", and about the old timers...listen to what they have to say! (THEN, do it your way)lmao
benny, yeah, i have been making most of my pieces with s cleats...quite simple once i learned the basics.
10-21-2004, 11:04 PM
just a nother thought. Was it noisey cause ya didn't cross break it ?
Once again nice job!!!!!
10-22-2004, 07:57 AM
benny, at first, yes it popped, i didn't know about cros-breaking until last night when i read it on here, so what i did was screwed a drive down the length of that piece, once turned back on, no noises.
10-27-2004, 11:52 PM
Could someone point to where I can get some info on tin knocking. I've always used one guy but lately he's gotten unreliable. He's very good but I think he wants to retire. He's been doing it for 40 or 50 years, I guess he's earned it.
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