OK - just had a new furnace installed. It was the Rheem modulating - so far so good but I do have some concerns about the work.
First off, in general everything generally looks good to my eye, so I do not think this was a hack job or anything. But one of the things they were supposed to do was balance the duct work. When they were done I asked them about that and the tech kind of blew me off and said if I thought it needed it in the future to just call them and they'll come back and do it. I think they were in a hurry to get out here so I didn't press on it, I talked to the service rep for the company and he said they would come out and do it, so I guess it's no big deal, but I was a little dissapointed in them.
2nd, after reviewing the manual with the furnace I think the pvc they used for the venting is too small. They used 2" PVC for the entire run (for both intake and exhaust, and based on the #of elbows I think they should of used 3". I think it said for 5-6 elbows, you can 10' of 2" pipe. They had 7 on the exhaust and it is probably close to 15' total length. He said when they come out to balance the duct work they would take a look at it.
3rd, I called them today and asked about the permit (expecting that the inspector would need to come out sometime), and suprise no permit was pulled. He said that they don't always pull the permit since sometimes the homeowner gets nailed on other things - I think that is a line of BS. That said, I did do some minor plumbing in that room without a permit, but in either case I think they should always pull a permit.
What do you guys think? Should I make them pull a permit?