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  1. #1
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    Molting ductopus!

    Not the worst one I've seen, but it's up there!
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    That is just scary

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    Whoooo.....Whoooo.....who's gonna fix it?
    You can't learn a thing with your mouth open.

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    I'm sure the installer had a "balanced system" in mind when he thought up this monstrosity!

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    Hot up there?

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    its just molting will have a fresh layer soon.

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    That's scary, I'm going to have nightmares of one of those chasing me in a crawl space

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    Went to a section 8 house couple months ago that the duct work looked just like that! Owner was a big time lawyer who chewed me out when I gave him a price to fix. Lol.

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    Watch your step!. I think it's still alive.
    Never argue with a crazy man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdr233 View Post
    I'm sure the installer had a "balanced system" in mind when he thought up this monstrosity!
    Other than that the plenum should have been taller, it isn't a bad radial duct layout at all, just crap material. It is the old Owens Corning stuff that was recalled.
    All of the boots have elbows on them, and none of the runs are very long.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Other than that the plenum should have been taller, it isn't a bad radial duct layout at all, just crap material. It is the old Owens Corning stuff that was recalled.
    All of the boots have elbows on them, and none of the runs are very long.
    Radial and also "Spider" duct systems get such a bad rep which, on their own merit, they don't deserve. They are the underdogs of duct layouts.

    "If perfection is your goal, you may end up with good enough, what might you end up with when good enough is your goal?"
    Wayne Pendergast, efficientcomfort.net

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    Did a 40 apartment complex on new construction last year with all radial systems. Metal plenums with flex duct and elbows on boots that had sharp bends. One main return with high low transfer grilles in walls for non communicating rooms. It turned out well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney28334 View Post
    its just molting will have a fresh layer soon.
    And so it does!


    After the insulators did there bit, it looks like it is laying in wait for its next hapless victim.


    The thing that breaths through it.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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