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  1. #1
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    Confused I'm not quite sure what to say about this one...

    Behold, the installation configuration that is so obviously wrong, that in 20 years this is only the 3rd time I've seen it!
    Besides the obvious issue of the furnace installed on its back, there is danger and stupidity at every turn.
    My documentation of the installation and operation issues spanned 3 invoices.

    Gotta love those home warranty installations.







    Cleaned it up just a little.

    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    I don't pretend to be a HVAC tech and am looking at this on an itty-bitty smart phone screen, but...am I seeing metal straps supporting that furnace before you added all-thread and 2x4s!?!?

    I presume that the strapping was secured to the rafters with drywall screws...?

    So...what's the problem?

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    is that a/s 0" side clearance to combustible?
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    That's some P-trap in the gas line.
    Classic moron install!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECtofix View Post
    I don't pretend to be a HVAC tech and am looking at this on an itty-bitty smart phone screen, but...am I seeing metal straps supporting that furnace before you added all-thread and 2x4s!?!?

    I presume that the strapping was secured to the rafters with drywall screws...?

    So...what's the problem?
    The primary issue is that the furnace was installed on its back!

    The sorry job of hanging it with a single thickness of perforated strap was just a bonus.
    It now rests on a wooden platform that is suspended by cables. the picture doesn't show it, but there are cross braces between the 2x4s.


    Quote Originally Posted by dandyme View Post
    is that a/s 0" side clearance to combustible?
    Yes, the great majority of modern furnaces are.
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    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Somebody tried to make a dedicated out of a multi positional furnace.
    My name is TooCoolforschool and I am a chronic over charger.

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    I personally love that gas line!!

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    I am most impressed by the fact that you have found 3 of these installs. I have yet to find my first. You must follow some real hacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rglasgow View Post
    I am most impressed by the fact that you have found 3 of these installs. I have yet to find my first. You must follow some real hacks.
    I just hope they don't work at the same place he does.....that would be bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toocoolforschool View Post
    Somebody tried to make a dedicated out of a multi positional furnace.
    Yeap, the house has 2 other systems, the one still original to the house is an old Rheem dedicated horizontal.

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    I personally love that gas line!!
    Yeah, the gas line is a classy touch.
    While it has been a while since I actually read the tag that comes on the flex line, I seem to recall that connecting them together like that is expressly forbidden!
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    I think you have done a remarkable job of cleaning this installation up a bit, considering what you had to start with. Nice work. I am surprised, you got the customer to agree to having you correct that mess. Most H/O would say, it is working fine, why do I need to worry about it. That takes great customer relations, to be able to convince them. Great work!

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    WTF is that, unreal that someone would install a unit like that. 10 Ft of flex gas line, and its not even straight??

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    seen a ruud 80% on its back in an attic with 0 clearance and rafters preventing me opening the door homeowner refused to let us reposition it

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