Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    San Clemente, CA
    Posts
    1,069

    So what is behind door #1 ?



    Surprise, Surprise, Really


    Unobstructed access?






    It was all I could do to reach around with the camera to take a photo, so horizontal venting in a concealed location?


    Just because it fits does not mean it's up to code. This is one tight attic. Heat only system has two supply air registers (14x8 master bed rm and 12x6 bath rm) and I am called out because the owner wants to add air conditioning. Really?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    2,672
    Where does it get its combustion air????
    It's not the Brand with the fewest repairs-It's all in the install!!! Attention to detail and using the best materials!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    houston, texas
    Posts
    3,787
    Holy cow, they're gonna be replacing a lot of drywall.
    I'm not tolerating Political Correctness anymore, from now on it's tell it like it is.

    Veto Pro Pak - The best tool bag you'll ever own






  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    4,235
    Oh boy I can see it now. The GC says the architect has designed this mechanical area for your equipment!

    What do you mean that won't work.
    Make your expertise uniquely valuable.

    Make your influence uniquely far-reaching.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    San Clemente, CA
    Posts
    1,069
    Good question. Maybe a roof dormer. Everything is so compacted in there it is hard to tell. They don't have the listed clearance in front of the furnace being part of the access panel is blocked by very close wall framing. This access door is into a bed rm closet off of the master bed rm.

    I am quoting a new furnace and maybe the added cooling coil in a closet on this second floor and only have ducting in this space. They are doing a small remodel. I am saying to them this is unsafe and needs to be addressed.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Northeast, PA
    Posts
    235
    This is one of those jobs, where the GC said to the wana be hvac contractor " I need a heating system installed cheap" and boo there it is. That is a sorry sight for a heating system.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    3,228
    look at the plus side.....they at least supplied a wall outlet next to the unit.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Northeast, PA
    Posts
    235
    LOL, This is one of those jobs where there is no plus side at all.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    214
    Looks like mini-split would have been better. Not a good situation at all.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    In a mechanical room....
    Posts
    1,886
    Sawz ALL!! And a finish carpenter, a gc, some mech plans, mmmm some more venting mmmm, ya know what Jim bob let me refer ya...... And poof your outa there.
    “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”

    - E.E. Cummings

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event