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    Thumbs down Why? Why? Why!

    I was troubleshooting a system yesterday. Family had been without air for 3 days (95 in house). Went up to attic to check door switch on furnace. At the top of the attic drop down stairs were 3 ducts running across as to allow NO access to unit without crawling over them. Finally squeezed over them and sure enough someone had TAPED the door switch down and the heat had melted the tape off. Put the doors back on, crawled back over the ducts, fixed ducts and went home. Why install this way?

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    Was there an apparent reason the door switch was taped down in the first place?
    That attic access sounds like the lovely closets where you have to pull the water heater to access the furnace...to even change filters!
    Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

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    You Sure That Wasn't The Ho's Handy Work?

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    i have found once (so far) attic access above washer and dryer (not too bad) but then trunk line blocked little more than 1/2 the size of hole, guess it was only option i dont know

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    The ones I've found like that has always had other ways to run the ducts.

    Either put in by someone that can't think more than one step ahead or an ass that wanted to be a jerk.
    Beware of advice given by some guy on the Internet.

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    The best ladder to access a lot of those hole is the one that can either be an "A" frame or an extension ladder.

    My kids got me a Gorilla ladder like that. It hasn't failed me yet.
    Beware of advice given by some guy on the Internet.

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    Sounds like someone decided that install needed an extra helping of stupid.

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