Sloppy unproffesional job. Wiring issues, line set looks like ass, gas line not well supported, duct looks way too small, no filter access outside the unit the list could go on. Was this a Home Depot sale ? Also, the venting on the old Rheem, Was that plastic ??
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Was this a Home Depot sale ? Also, the venting on the old Rheem, Was that plastic ??
Not a home depot sale. And before anyone suggest it was a low bid, it absolutely was NOT. The old furnace vent was the recalled plastic.
Originally Posted by model m-man
How much clearance is there between the wall and the unit? Looks too close from the pic..
12 1/2 inches. I guess this one is on me as I did the block pad. I told the installer that the plastic pad didn't need to be centered on blocks and to move it as far away from the wall as need be. He said it was okay how it was. It could be moved another 2 or 3 inches away from wall if needed.
Brother the job looks decent, I hope put on your thick skin before posting some of these guys are worse than movie critics, don't you wish you could sneak up on one of there jobs after finishing? IMO "ALL" jobs could have been done a little better, the main thing is and this is truly the only thing that really makes a difference, "Are You Happy"
"The critic is a prisoner to his own experiences and perspectives, erroneously believing his limited experiences are the sum of all truth".
ughhhhhhhhhh........i haven't been coming here a long time but one thing is for sure.....i can't stand these type of threads.........just a bunch of desk jockeys killing some guys work....some may enjoy making themselves feel better by picking apart some other guys work apart.....constructive criticism i can see but nit picking it to death when the customer has no complaints is a waste of time IMHO.
If it wasn't on a positive pressure drain, and ran further then it does, it would be a concern.
But it is a concern. You and I can not dictate that for the life of that furnace that the condensate drain will always be positive or trapped with water or any other condition, as odd and far fetched as it may seem, that may happen in it's life expentacy or lack of maintenance.
The drain is even more positive if the trap is dry, say, during winter. The furnace drain is also a positive source because it's directly inline with the draft inducer in some way or manner.
Therefore there is a one to one mechanical connection, which doesn't and shouldn't be there.
Maybe it's a one in a million chance but allowing the condensate drain to be mechanically connected to the furnace drain allows for that one in a million time when things don't go according to the book or our theories.
A simple air gap between the two lines after the condensate trap will solve that problem. Or run the two seperately.
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Most of it is housekeeping issues with a few exceptions. The gas line I wouldn't leave like that long enough to walk to the truck. Some things the other guys mentioned I didn't pick up on myself so I learned something.
I would just suggest to the OP that what you are witnessing in this thread is how we collectively push each other to a higher level in what we do. There isn't quite as much malice here as it might seem. This is what we do, then we all come out of the woodwork to try to help each other in a bind... I see it over and over.