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    Zone Damper and Panel Install

    Wifey and I needed to replace the zone dampers and panel in our house. I wish I could say they did the best job ever, but....

    Wire clippings everywhere...


    They either went crazy with the aluminum tape....


    Used just a little


    Or almost none at all...


    Oh, and notice how none of the dampers are numbered??

    Am I wrong to feel like they did a sloppy job?

    Dan

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    The control

    The hearth of the matter is the control board .This is where all the Zones meet and are by # of Zones, matching with the thermostat . If the tech did all the wiring according to the zone # and Thermos , Them everything matches .
    Question : is there any air leaking around from the installation of these zones? If not its seal with silver tape and probably inside with mastic .
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    "Do for others what you would like them to do for you. This summary of all is taught in the law and the prophets.

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    I'm more amazed that they didn't take the 30 seconds to remove the cover on each damper and tuck the wire nuts inside.

    -Dan

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    This is a DIY job right? If not, butcher Bob was there. That IS an awful job.
    Proud supporter of Springfield Millers and Oregon Ducks.

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    Wai. Am I reading this right...

    Did a home owner just post pics in the wall of shame? LOL!
    True Heavy Metal Geek

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    I agree with Payson!! Looks like a DIY install...!
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    Nope... This was done by a local "professional" outfit that is a "Trane Comfort Specialist"... although I doubt that it means much. Sadly, I am new to the area, so I could not find any references for a reliable company. It was just a matter of selecting who was available, returning phone calls, and had a decent price. If it is not against the rules, I will gladly post the company's name.

    I am going to get serious crap for saying this, but this is what happens when I let my wife stay home from work to supervise these apparent idiots.

    Keep the bashing coming, maybe I will have enough to go after them for a partial refund or fix the problems.

    Thanks!!

    Dan

    BTW... do these Honeywellzone systems need special thermostats? They told us that we needed to buy two new thermostats at $95 a pop and ditch the RiteTemp models we already had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldmth44 View Post
    I agree with Payson!! Looks like a DIY install...!
    Actually I was assuming this was a HOMEOWNER that was posting work of a company he PAID to do the work. And after his last post I think that is what happened.

    Hacked work we see all the time. Just not a home owner posting about it on the wall of shame!

    The name DanM sounds familiar for some reason.
    True Heavy Metal Geek

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanM View Post

    BTW... do these Honeywellzone systems need special thermostats? They told us that we needed to buy two new thermostats at $95 a pop and ditch the RiteTemp models we already had.

    They will probably work. But RiteTemp is just generic t-stats usually purchased at the likes of Home Depot.
    They are lower quality like Lux and BraeBurn. Stay away from BraeBurn.

    $95 is CHEAP for list price of a Honeywell t-stat.
    True Heavy Metal Geek

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    Boo hoo.... Get out yer broom....



    Or,


    Like Electricians that constantly do that kind of crap: "We don't get paid to clean up wire scraps and shavings"....


    The rest of the job looks like ****.


    But, does it work?

    After all, that's all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abrankod View Post
    I'm more amazed that they didn't take the 30 seconds to remove the cover on each damper and tuck the wire nuts inside.

    -Dan
    No one does that. WTF Dan, are you trying to stir up somethis or what? It even says in the Honeywell manual that you leave the wire nuts outside the box. WTF, are you some kind of hack?

















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    Thats what i was wondering. Why do electricians get to leave their garbage everywhere? No the job doesnt look the greatest, id say make them come back and clean up their work. But then again, what will that really look like?

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    I agree with being disappointed in leaving wire scraps around. No matter what anyone here says, that is unprofessional. As a person working in a professional industry, it is one of my pet peeves when so called professionals leave a mess. The customer is paying hundreds or thousands of dollars, and you leave him a mess? Sad. And you know what else? Joe Blow Homeowner will not give two ****s if your brazes are beautiful, for example. All they will think about is the mess you left. And if you don't think they tell others, well....just look at this thread and the disappointment from a homeowner. Word of mouth can make or break a business.

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