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    Photos of Attic Air Handler/Duct Install - Please Advise

    I'm in the midst of a resolving issues with my builder over the installation of a new split system that is spec'd out to be Goodman/16 Seer. I posted these photos to give the forum an idea of what part of my situation is. I'm not a DIY, just a homeowner trying to get smarter on what is considered to be a "proper installation". Any advice or comments on the installation would be appreciated.
    What about plenums for the air handler connections to supply and return?
    Thanks!
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    One question to ask is, how is a contractor going to access the unit for service? My local code calls for a minimum of 30" on the service side of unit. I don't think you've got that from looking at the pictures. Primary drain line not insulated but might not be needed in your area. Is this a "completed " job, or a work in progress?

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    txv should be insulated, flex in last pic looks kind of kinked.

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    It's a completed job. Actually, the contractor was already in here twice correcting various issues. The original drains had running traps, and he replaced them with P Traps, but didn't install insulation around the drains, which is also a code requirement. You are correct about the accessibility issue, it is a code requirement in SC. Thanks for the feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rb282 View Post
    It's a completed job. Actually, the contractor was already in here twice correcting various issues. The original drains had running traps, and he replaced them with P Traps, but didn't install insulation around the drains, which is also a code requirement. You are correct about the accessibility issue, it is a code requirement in SC. Thanks for the feedback.
    I have a feeling he'll be back a few more times cleaning up his mess. There are a few more issues that need to be addressed. I'll let the others here comment on these things. I like the way the decking was "customized" to allow for the "P" trap.

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    Very nice job ,




    of seling with mastic,downhill after that.



    The supply and return "plenums" are non-existent,likly causing high static and low air flow.I'd want the ESP(external static pressure,think resistance to airflow) of the duct system tested.

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    Could you post the company’s name and what the city are you from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gena View Post
    Could you post the company’s name and what the city are you from?
    No. This isn't the "Bash The Contractor" web page. Email him if you want that info.

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    Well, but it’s not against the rules of this website, I just checked it out. Beside that rb282 doesn’t have email address in his profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gena View Post
    Well, but it’s not against the rules of this website, I just checked it out. Beside that rb282 doesn’t have email address in his profile.
    OK then, go for it. See how long it stays up. If rb wants you to know, he'll contact you. Might not be against any rule but, it just isn't done here. We all agree this install has some problems but, let's see if the contractor will make things right before this goes any farther.

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    they really horse legged that line set..

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    In my opinion if more heating contractors have been visited this website we won’t be seeing pictures like these!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir fix alot View Post
    they really horse legged that line set..
    And it also crushed one of those ducts to about half capacity. This list can go on and on. And will.

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