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Old 01-23-2012, 05:41 AM   #46
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WOW! Bad design, bad duck work, bad zoning. Your air intake should be ran outside, you are loosing effieciency of that furnace and the inflatration that you have is going to be great, you should have 3.5 air changes per hour. The insulation they put in the cieling is useless! Makes you think...what is in the walls and attic? I hope your lawer will be able to get this fixed for you. How many inches of insulation do you have in your attic? Not meaning to add to the problems but since the lawer will be involved you need to let him/her know all you can. Make a list for them.

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Post the model numbers of the equipment they installed.

Looks like they used 1% designed conditions so thy could install what size they ball parked.
It says on there "Amana Distinctions". The owners manual has the following title: CVC9/95 & MVC95 - Two-Stage Gas Furnace

What does "1% designed conditions" mean?
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:47 AM   #48
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WOW! Bad design, bad duck work, bad zoning. Your air intake should be ran outside, you are loosing effieciency of that furnace and the inflatration that you have is going to be great, you should have 3.5 air changes per hour. The insulation they put in the cieling is useless! Makes you think...what is in the walls and attic? I hope your lawer will be able to get this fixed for you. How many inches of insulation do you have in your attic? Not meaning to add to the problems but since the lawer will be involved you need to let him/her know all you can. Make a list for them.
R38 in the ceilings and attics. R21 in the walls.

Here is a pic of the attic insulation (from the home inspection).
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:53 AM   #49
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so if the builders are banging out other homes around you it makes you wonder,might want to knock on a neighbors door that was in there before you,and see whats going on with their hvac
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Have a new hvac person check your static pressure. I am guessing its way off. Also have them do a flow hood check and see what the actual CFM's are. I am guessing that the CFM is way off with all that flex duct...

good luck and get a good lawyer.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #51
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It says on there "Amana Distinctions". The owners manual has the following title: CVC9/95 & MVC95 - Two-Stage Gas Furnace

What does "1% designed conditions" mean?
That is the model line/series. Open the top panel, and inside will be the full model number.

Only 1% of the entire heating season will be that cold, and only 1% of the entire cooling season will be that hot.

So if you have have 100 days that you need cooling, only 1 day will be that hot.
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WOW! That's all I can say. Who all wants to move where this dude lives and be HVAC kings?
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:21 PM   #53
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You have fiberglass not cellulose the fiberglass will condense down, you will have to have cellulose blown in there soon. Dont you just love buying a new house The best news after all this is done you have a very nice home and more knowledge
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Marty, the problem is the whole area may by populated by these hacker builders. the hacker HVAC guys will undercut you so you will by a pauper instead of a king. when I built my house or have one built I go to the show homes of the builder and then go see some being built on site and slightly trespass into one when the guys are not there to see what is going on behind the walls etc. the show home is all dolled up, you need to see them under construction. unfortunately it is hard for an non mechanical person to understand all the details of how to properly build a home and I feel real sorry for those people.
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That is the model line/series. Open the top panel, and inside will be the full model number.

Only 1% of the entire heating season will be that cold, and only 1% of the entire cooling season will be that hot.

So if you have have 100 days that you need cooling, only 1 day will be that hot.
GMVC950704CX

This is exactly what we have:
http://www.alpinehomeair.com/viewpro...ctID=453062322
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Update:

I spent A LOT of time on the phone today. I found an HVAC company to come out and do an assessment and evaluation. That is happening on Wednesday morning. I got several referrals from people I trust regarding this company.

When I spoke to the engineer that will be coming, and told him who built the house and installed the HVAC, he responded that they have cleaned up MANY jobs by that HVAC company. Without me even telling him much, as soon as I told him the builder and HVAC sub, he said: "let me guess, this, this, this and this are happening right? And I bet they did this, this, and this."

He pretty much nailed it. It is obvious they have cleaned up work by this person before.

Also spoke with an attorney. I don't think I mentioned this previously, but the builder's attorney called me directly last week Thursday. Their attorney asked if we would be interested in a lump-sum "buy-out". He wasn't specific, but I am assuming they would give us $x amount, and they would be free and clear from fixing all problems, as well as free and clear from the remainder of the 1-year warranty that we have.

The attorney I spoke with today said it speaks VOLUMES that they are trying to buy us out at this point...
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To give you a little more background so that you have a sense of what this builder is like.... This is what one of our foundation walls looked like. It sat this way for about a week until WE noticed it and pointed it out to the builder.

They tore it down and re-built it, but it literally sat this way for a week and nobody said a word about it.
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To give you a little more background so that you have a sense of what this builder is like.... This is what one of our foundation walls looked like. It sat this way for about a week until WE noticed it and pointed it out to the builder.

They tore it down and re-built it, but it literally sat this way for a week and nobody said a word about it.
That should've been a huge red flag right then! It's obvious you probably have many other hidden problems you don't know about and since they know you are really looking and consulting experts they definitely want you to take the buyout instead of fixing all of the problems!

Go get the !
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I recorded a 3 minute video of me walking around the basement looking at the furnace and all the ductwork. Hopefully it helps to put a better picture in your minds.

Thanks again for all your help everyone!

Stickner.,

Normally I don't useally go into HVAC section not too often but somehow I did caught your topic so I decided to read this one I have a funny feeling on this one.

I am glad you are dealing with proper HVAC contractor however let me change the subject just real quick after I was watching the you tube as you leave a link to let me click it so there are few items it got my attetion on electrical side.,

I do not want to scare ya but there are few issue I can see real quick the 14-2 or 12-2 NM cable is not secured to the stud at all and as far for the luminarie I can see one cable is not secured properly.

I will ask you if you willing to do this for me if you can take a quick youtube or a photo of the breaker box I want to take a quick peek if you don't mind it ?

I am sorry to get this side tracked with the topic but that something else that may need attetion.

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GMVC950704CX

This is exactly what we have:
http://www.alpinehomeair.com/viewpro...ctID=453062322
And it serves what size area?

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