Another New Construction Head Scratcher...
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  1. #1
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    Another New Construction Head Scratcher...

    I can just imagine what was smoked before this one was put in...



    Note the lovely 7" bypass pipe that's bypassing UNFILTERED air into the blower on the opposite side of the EAC. This furnace is a 5 ton drive, it requires a bottom return or two side returns. This is clearly not correct. To top it off, the ducts are full of drywall dust and it's being drawn directly into the motor vents.

    The trunk (not pictured) is not hung straight, and the panning is all cardboard Thermopan that's sagging and brittle from being wet at some point.

    Think twice before you buy a new home from a "cookie cutter" builder.
    Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun.

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    at least they used hard duct not flex

  3. #3
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    And where is the moron inspector?

  4. #4
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    Wouldn't suprise me if that is a 4" screw going into the HE..
    People are stupid.
    If at first you don't succeed; charge, charge, charge again.

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    do you really think the inspector got out of the truck and in the front door.

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    what is with the carpet and tile right there. is that thing in the middle of a room? I see a toy car in the backround

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    Interesting, and no PVC primer.
    If you really know how it works, you have an execellent chance of fixin' er up!

    Tomorrow is promised to no one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crowemagnum View Post
    what is with the carpet and tile right there. is that thing in the middle of a room? I see a toy car in the backround
    It's in an unfinished basement, the homeowner threw down some carpet remnant and the kids play down there by it.

    As for where the inspector is, I wouldn't be surprised if he was somewhere counting out that fat envelope he got after this job passed...
    Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun.

  9. #9
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    that must have been installed by one of Dave's Premier Dealers!

    haha

  10. #10
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    thats one of those A/C Turbochargers that those guys are talking about in their full page adds that claim to "turbo charge your a/c for $29.95"
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    He was following the install instructions.
    With that 7" he has return to 2 sides. ROFL
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

  12. #12
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    The installer must be married to inspectors mom...........

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    Just a thought maybe the installer never got a permit to begin with.....

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