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Disconnected duct spotted by infrared

No, the floor's not on fire.  A disconnected duct is heating the floor of a small closet in a '50's Cape.

Started by Steve Parton

0 Nov 5, 2010

Fridge recycling program

Oops, did I really forget to see if this fridge is even operational (as required by the utility program that's giving you a rebate)?

Started by Evan Mills

0 Oct 24, 2010

Uninsulated hot water runs

Oops, um sir, did we forget to completely insulate those hot water runs in your unconditioned crawlspace (even though that was in our scop…

Started by Evan Mills

0 Oct 24, 2010

Missing duct insulation

Oops, um, sir.  Did I forget to insulate those duct "Y's" in your unconditioned crawlspace, even after all the bragging I did about the qu…

Started by Evan Mills

0 Oct 24, 2010

Water Lines Inside Ductwork

Water Lines Inside Ductwork In a mobile home a plumber had run water lines inside the ductwork to prevent freezing. However, he failed t…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Oct 7, 2010

Proximity to Combustibles

Proximity to Combustibles A gas can and heat-generating equipment, such as water heaters and furnaces, is an obvious example of things t…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Sep 30, 2010

Chimney Disconnected

What were they thinking? The roof was replaced years ago, the chimney was partially removed. The chimney was left unconnected to the out…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Sep 30, 2010

Gaps in A/C Ducts

This boot is separated by nearly 3 inches from the floor of the room for which it is meant to deliver conditioned air. Source: Home Ener…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Sep 29, 2010

Loose Duct Tape Exposes Holes

Loose duct tape on a return duct in a basement leaves a sizeable hole for unconditioned air and dust to enter the forced air system. Sou…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Sep 29, 2010

Uninsulated Water Pipe

Water pipe left on the cold side of insulation behind a shower results in heat loss before the water hits the showerhead, and risk of pip…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Sep 29, 2010

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