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    This was put in at the office where my wife works.Either no permit was pulled or I have lost all faith in inspectors.





    They must have ran out of conduit. The building occupants were also curious why the building was under such a negative pressure.Well here is why.



    Nice hole patch. But wait. This hole in the return duct is plenty large enough for 4 tons of air.



    [Edited by Boss on 12-28-2003 at 10:26 PM]

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    Originally posted by ADI
    This was put in at the office where my wife works.Either no permit was pulled or I have lost all faith in inspectors.
    The inspectors are only a last hope in a lot of places..(It's ashame.)

    Yuma.
    What is snow? Is it that white stuff in a freezer?

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    Your photo of the ductwork was a little dark, was that a piece of duct hanging open or damaged?

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    kwiz

    It was a hole that they cut into the ductboard and then decided not to use it. They had constructed some sort of weave using aluminum tape to patch the hole. Of course the patch came loose and is just flapping in the wind.

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    Perhaps if they used mastic it wouldn't have ome apart. I also niticed that the panduit wasn't cut off, did they even tighten it? I know code states either panduit or tape to connect duct work but don't you think they could have done a better job connecting the flex? I usually mastic my collars after attaching with panduits. If a house is energy efficient we have to mastic the boots also, hee in North Carolina

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    I hope you didn't service it.always remember the last guy in is at fault!I would give them only one option fix it or I will call in the inspection department & you can fix it later.
    Take your time & do it right!

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    Is that the 3phase wiring going in the top??

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    I like the power wiring in the first pic. The knockouts are just bare metal. Only a matter of time before the fireworks begin there. Then the way they draped them through the air, thats a class act. Ive seen worse by far but this is a pretty unsafe install.
    Your poor planning does not constitute an emergency on my part!!!!

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    I would call the contractor and disuss it with them. If they refuse to bring it up to code, then I would contact the Licensing and Regulation department. THIS is a disgrace to the HONEST contractors.

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    Just curious. I see the thermostat wire and 3 conductors which I assume is 230 volt lines and ground. What the heck is in the greenfield? You have to admit though, the foil tape job is a work of art. The time it took them to apply that much tape they could have run out and picked up more conduit.
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    avgjoe35

    I hope you were kidding about the wireing being three pahase.

    HVAC Pro

    Some systems split the strip heat and fan circuit, to two separate breakers, which could probablybly be what the greenfield is for

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    kwiz, you're probably right. The greenfield probably has 10 gauge wire inside for probably a 30 amp breaker on the front of the unit. The other 3 dangling there would cause me a lot concern though!
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    Smile

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    I know what you mean, it should have been in conduit or sealtite, with the proper ends and hung neatly out of the way.

    It amazes me how some people get away with shqddy work. I worked with a company recently, the one installer did nasty work like that. The owner is more interested in quick profit than quality work. He doesn't want to let this individual go because he's afraid he'll have to pay un-employment.

    Fortunately I don't work for the man anymore and don't have to correct the other individuals sh@$% any more.

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