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    So, did the plaintiff prevail???

    While a contractor is taken to be an "expert," there are standards of typical, reasonable, and accepted techniques that are not codified. If they are not codified, there is latitude. Surprise me. Did a Philly jury say that ACCA should have been followed to the letter? Was the case overturned by a higher court?

    For example, ACCA is not regulatory. That aspect of a case often gets it overturned on appeal. This happens all the time in aviation. While the FAA publishes the "airman's information manual" (AIM) which is chock full of typical procedures, it is NOT regulatory in nature. Only the CFR is regulatory where aviation is concerned.
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    The details are not for a public forum

    The contractors insurance paid on this 10 year later claim. My party got out of the line of fire
    You have got to learn from other people's mistakes! Because God knows you don't live long enough to make them all yourself !!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by genduct View Post
    The contractors insurance paid on this 10 year later claim. My party got out of the line of fire
    Was there a court ordered, or an out of court settlement?
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    update

    so today, the cause of the problem was finally discovered.

    another HVAC technician came out today, and did a thorough look around.

    a couple of suggestions were made.

    my upgrade from 8 to 10 inch takeoff was good, my prep of the flex to the takeoff was a little off.

    neither of those things were the problem though.

    he looked at the unit, didnt like the job or the installation but he saw why some things were done the way they were.

    he suggested I increase the air flow to the unit.

    He also said that without seeing the duct going to my second floor we would never know what is happenning.

    he suggested I open up a dormer where the ductwork was.

    today i made an additional cold air return right though the wall where the cold air return feeds into the fan.

    I put a 12X12 cold air return in.

    Next I opened the dormer, and voila, the problem.

    The chase from the attic went into the dormer, and the trunk that connected to it was flopped on the ground.

    air was blowing into a dormer, my heat and cooling dollars made that dormer the best spot in the house.

    today I put a 5foot 10 circular tube into the top part and then put the bottom part on the other side, snugged them up good and let her rip.

    Air poured out of all the vents, and the new cold air return seems to be pulling in alot of air, so the furnace was not getting enough air in and the duct was disconnected.

    all fixed for now.

    questions though... should I replace all that flex with a 10 inch circular duct all the way to the main trunk while the dormer is still opened up?

    would that make a better functioning system?

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    The chase from the attic went into the dormer, and the trunk that connected to it was flopped on the ground.

    the chase terminated in the dormer?? trunk connected to it was disconnected??
    a chase is built with 2x4's and shouldn't go into dormer..was this part of a remodeled
    and abandoned?

    today I put a 5foot 10 circular tube into the top part and then put the bottom part on the other side, snugged them up good and let her rip.

    tube? duct? top part bottom part on other side??
    I am so not visualizing this.

    can you clarify or post a few pics??
    sorry...maybe its me.
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