THIS CAN'T BE GOOD WORKMANSHIP?

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    THIS CAN'T BE GOOD WORKMANSHIP?

    A local A/C contractor installed this ductwork. Ducts are lying on top of one another without support. In one case the coolant line is routed THROUGH a duct.

    My question is how this contractor considers this GOOD WORKMANSHIP?
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    It's missing a trap and a pan too.

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    That HAS to be a DIY. Otherwise, how would it pass code?
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    Where is this job at and did they hire a licensed HVAC Contractor?

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    Although the contractor is licensed, and advised the homeowner that a permit was pulled, it was discovered that no permit was pulled, hence this spiderweb nightmare was never inspected.

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    No permit was pulled, so it never was inspected.

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    This job is (was) in Bradenton, FL. It was been completely torn out and replaced by a licensed contractor who pulled a permit and had the job inspected.
    The homeowner is currently suing the previous licensed contractor based on his (get this) ten year guarantee of "WORKMANSHIP." The licensed contractor's response was that another A/C contractor caused this so as to get the replacement job. Alternatively that the condition was the result of others going into the attic and causing the problem. He refused to even look at it. (He saw these photos.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLHARRISFL View Post
    This job is (was) in Bradenton, FL. It was been completely torn out and replaced by a licensed contractor who pulled a permit and had the job inspected.
    The homeowner is currently suing the previous licensed contractor based on his (get this) ten year guarantee of "WORKMANSHIP." The licensed contractor's response was that another A/C contractor caused this so as to get the replacement job. Alternatively that the condition was the result of others going into the attic and causing the problem. He refused to even look at it. (He saw these photos.)
    What is the name of the contractor?

    Are you sure the 1st contractor is licensed?

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    I don't think it would correct to name the contractor that first did this job until after the court has decided whether or not his claim that "He did nothing wrong," is accurate. He's just sorry he put a ten year workmanship guranatee in his contract. That should be tomorrow 1-26-10. I'll let you know later. Yes, I have verified that he has a valid contractor's license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLHARRISFL View Post
    he has a valid contractor's license.
    Which goes to show that if you can pass a test and have the knowledge that doesn't mean you'll use it.

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    And isn't that the sad truth!

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    OMG!! How did you get pics of my house!
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    Sie haben eine sehr flüchtige Persönlichkeit mein Freund.

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