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    Results of hidden supply air leak at the plenum

    Results of some supply leakage hidden behind the plenum. This was in a garage, after we pulled the furnace and coil during a changeout. Stachybotrys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermojohn View Post
    Stachybotrys?
    Tough to tell...lick it,if it tastes like lemons, it's Stachybotrys
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotntired View Post
    Tell the customer you have to quarantine the site for a week while the tests are run.
    Then throw a huge christmas party!

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    Tell the customer you have to quarantine the site for a week while the tests are run.
    You can't learn a thing with your mouth open.

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    It's not likely stacci botrus, it certainly appears to be a black mold.

    You can have it tested. Someone is very likely allergic to it. Get rid of it.

    Stacci is usually found on paper, newsprint and magazines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superheatsleuth View Post
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    It's not likely stacci botrus, it certainly appears to be a black mold.

    You can have it tested. Someone is very likely allergic to it. Get rid of it.

    Stacci is usually found on paper, newsprint and magazines.

    Agreed. This section of gypsum was removed, and replaced with new. We didn't test it. It is common here when supply discharge leaks in areas with surrounding dew points in the 70's. That job was done earlier this year, and they were happy campers this summer with a new 16 SEER 2 speed system along with a leakage correction.

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    Boy, for a product that is "resistant to mold" (fiberduct), that sure is a lot of mold...lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lash View Post
    Boy, for a product that is "resistant to mold" (fiberduct), that sure is a lot of mold...lol.
    Now that is news to me. It is a mold sponge, if the A/C is abused. I've got some shots of duct board insides that will make you lose your appetite.

    It is important to eliminate the variables that allow this to happen. We have removed 15 year old systems, that with proper original install, dialed-in airflow, sealed duct system, and scheduled maintenance, the duct board looked pristine brand-new.

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    I don't get it, how did the reply show up 1 minute before the post that was quoted?
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