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  1. #1
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    The install from another planet.

    No disconnect, no secondary drain, they cut 2 trusses out of the way, ductwork all over the place.

    The second pic shows the return side. Truss cuts down the size of the return. The supply has the plenum the full size of the cabinet. This is the fourth supply plenum I came across this week where the plenum is the size of the cabinet and not the blower opening. Don't need no stinking disconnect or truss.
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    Doug

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    What you doin in Hillsborough County?
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    good god!!! man thats crazy.

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    those truss look pre-engineered, big no no. They wouldn't cut the duct to correct length, they didn't mind cutting trusses.lol

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    When I saw that truss, my first thought was "I'm glad the rest of the country doesn't have to deal with hurricanes", then I saw the location. Ouch. Let me guess, no permit pulled by the installing contractor.

    and yes, what are you doing in Tampa? I've seen this crap all over Tampa Bay. By licensed HVAC contractors (who don't pull permits) no less.

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    From what I can trace, no permit. The AH does not have the heat strip capacity marked on it either.
    Doug

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    new guy, I hope!

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    ET phone home. We have a job for you...............
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    Confused

    what do you do with basket cases like that? walk away? fix em? rip it all out?

  10. #10
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    call a reputible contractor to repair the truss while you tear it out, thats the bad part, the truss repairs in addition to installation.

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    what do you do with basket cases like that? walk away? fix em? rip it all out?
    I'm fixing what I can. It gets worse. The ground in the Ah was placed in the lug but never tightened.
    Doug

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    look at the bright side, they did leave enough wood to scab onto!

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    I followed up a install similar to this after a home inspector found several problems for a home sale inspection like cutting the webbing from the structural lumber. Condensate drain was also routed to a sewer vent pipe by drilling a hole in it and caulking.

    Install company was still in business when the home inspector discovered the botch job. Needless to say the company is no longer around now

    This job looks like it is missing the proper working platform.

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