Buddy, you missed your calling. Give up HVAC and become a photojournalist. That picture is excellent. The junk in the yard, the pit bull, hack hvac work, you captured it all. I don't have to meet the owners to form a picture of them. "Lower Lower Lower Middle Class - Poverty in America. Photos by GAactech."
Contractor probably installed it there because there is too much junk inside the house.
Yes, it runs up through the soffit into a great big open attic. Granted the soffit is around 30" deep. (i know, wierd) The attic space would have been an awesome job to do, high roof line, walk boards hell it even had great lighting throughout! But they figured out a better way...
Customer called and asked i we would come do a Fall Maintnance on her heat pump system. She also stated that the CONTRACTOR that installed the "system" has not returned her call to do the service!!! She gave me the installation reciept, to my dismay it WAS installed by a local "contractor" and it was installed one year prior to picture... Reciept said "NEW" Heat Pump system.... I REALLY detest the scabs of our industry!!!
You got there name, Put it out there for all to see. Do not hire these MOTHER F%%%ERS. Be anonymous of course.
You need to put the phone down and get back to work!