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  1. #1
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    Aug 2004
    North Richland Hills, Texas
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    Dirty coil, furnace installed by home warranty.

    I went to do this evaporator coil cleaning and got a bit of a surprise when I split the insulation open on the furnace to coil transition.
    The top of the transition was already cut off, and held in place with foil tape.

    The furnace was changed out a few years ago under a home warranty.
    The original furnace was a Ruud dedicated horizontal, so the transition didn't even come close to matching the new Goodman furnace.
    Their solution was to butcher the transition down close to the height of the furnace, block part of the furnace outlet with ductboard, and slap a whole role of foil tape on it to make up the rest of the difference...

    I'm not sure when the gobs of attic insulation got sucked in and plastered against the coil, but the duct system was replaced before the furnace was, so I suspect the mat of insulation on the coil was there before the new furnace, and they just didn't do anything about it...
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    Feb 2012
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    It'll work for at least as long as they can see the installer's taillights.

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    Mar 2007
    NW AR
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    Rear-view mirror warranty

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    Mar 2006
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    Glad to know I am not the only one who comes across crap like this.

    I wonder how much stuff like this found by follow up hacks and just sealed back up!
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    Jul 2007
    Beautiful, Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love!
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    The customer wanted a good deal, and something for nothing. They got nothing for something.

    We used to do those AHS warranties, there was never any money to be made, so we adopted the 30/30 warranty on with warranty company work.

    30 days or 30 seconds whatever comes first.

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    Dec 2007
    Afton, VA / Khorat, Thailand
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    Nobody ever goes in the'll be fine............
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