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  1. #14
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    Well I can't really see what the "plenum" on the top of the unit is attached to. It looks like they just stuck the AC coil up against whatever was there instaed of putting on a new plenum and start collar. There is a PVC drain that is definitely pitched the wrong way. The return looks to be okay sheet metal wise. I agree with the purple PVC cement. That's why I always use the clear stuff but you're quite right, it's asthetic only, as long as it doesn't leak.

    It's certainly not the prettiest job but then again, I have no idea whether you paid top dollar or got a bargain on the purchase price and since pricing isn't allowed on this site, you'll have to be the judge of that. To be honest, I wouldn't be very happy if my installers did a job with a result like that but we do charge top dollar so we can afford to put in the 'extras'.
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    Probably a workable system. Just looks like ass. No pride at all in your install
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  3. #16
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    The front of the coil and furnace are flush with each other .Must be the picture.

  4. #17
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    a smoother transition for the supply plenum would be a good thing.never did care for that purple flue pipe look. all in all not to bad, not great but not bad.

  5. #18
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    Picture of top installation

    Here is a picture of the top connection to the coil to the duct work . Hope this helps Ron
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  6. #19
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    I would like to be told about any thing that would effect the system's efficiency,working, and life span,so I can raise it with the installer. Also what extras should have been used? Thanks for the help

  7. #20
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    It would be nice if they did a nicer transition from the coil to the supply plenum. To the left and right of the coil, underneath the supply plenum, is there foil tape or sheet metal to seal those openings? It looks like an okay install. Poor airflow will affect performance. Ensure you are getting proper airflow, especially with the media filter cabinet I see. Is it working like an Infinity?

  8. #21
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    I can't feel any air leaks around any of the connections. They used some sort of bendable metal rods to connect the coil to the furnace etc., and then taped all around. They cut the top of the duct work to size and then connected it to the top of the coil as described above. Said they used blue fixer because inspectors want to see that it was used on all joints. Clear would have been neater. ron.

  9. #22
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    Here's what a quality install should look like. Especially the primer part..



    BTW, guys this is an install I did nearly 2 years ago. And if you didn't see that thread. I didn't do the water heater, so don't mention it... .
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    Quote Originally Posted by seatonheating View Post
    Here's what a quality install should look like. Especially the primer part..



    BTW, guys this is an install I did nearly 2 years ago. And if you didn't see that thread. I didn't do the water heater, so don't mention it... .
    Nice work Seaton

    Why is the HWT all straped up? Earthquake zone or somesomething?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottsacavsfan View Post
    Nice work Seaton

    Why is the HWT all straped up? Earthquake zone or somesomething?
    It's the Pacific NW, man. Earthquake central!!

  12. #25
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    Are there any specific issues you HVAC guys see that should be corrected before I make final payment? thanks ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron3637 View Post
    Are there any specific issues you HVAC guys see that should be corrected before I make final payment? thanks ron
    Get a copy of the warranty and pay the guy
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