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Old 01-24-2012, 05:39 AM   #61
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And it serves what size area?
It serves the first floor and basement. Here are the dimensions.
  • 1st floor = 1871 sq feet with 1 bedroom
    • 1st floor has 9 foot ceilings
    • The Great room and foyer are vaulted and are 18 feet high
  • Basement = 1864 sq feet with 10 foot ceilings

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Old 01-24-2012, 05:46 AM   #62
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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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:: Note :: Normally I am found in Electrical section so if you have any electrical related question you can able find it over there.

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Here are some pics. Let me know if you need more. Thanks for the help and you are not scaring me. The more info I have, the better off I will be.

I posted something about the location of our sub panel in the electrical forum. Here is the link:
Sub Panel location - not to code?

Thanks for your help!!

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Old 01-24-2012, 06:06 AM   #63
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make sure you try get the furnace revented to the outside for combustion air. otherwise you will have to run a seperate comb air pipe into the furnace room when it gets enclosed or use louvered doors or a large grill in a door. it needs a lot of air for the fire/burners and that has to come from somewhere. does not look like the electrical inspectors in your area have any standards as far as quality of workmanship/ neatness. none of that would pass inspection where I am. it is not dangerous just unfortunate.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:21 PM   #64
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You first floor is maybe 36,000 BTUs heat loss, and your basement maybe half of that. So first stage can probably handle your entire hating load of both of those floors.
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So much for building inspection.....

It appears those jack posts are not installed correctly either, they are too short, the threaded portion should have been below the slab, has to make you wonder if there is a footing under the slab for the point load.

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HVAC appointment tomorrow morning. I will give an update with all the details.

Thanks to all for your advice!
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Might want a plumber to look at that heater next to electric panel. B-vent is not approved for side discharge,needs to be cat 3 stainless.
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I don't know what to say but that is not the way it supposed to be done.

I think you will have to take a photo of it and show this to the electrical inspector and see what they have to say about that.


There are few items it will not fly in state of Wisconsin and in France as well.

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Might want a plumber to look at that heater next to electric panel. B-vent is not approved for side discharge,needs to be cat 3 stainless.
Hey Marty, thanks for the info. I am sure the plumber will know exactly what you mean when I mention the above.

But I honestly don't really know what you mean by it. Is there any way you can "dumb" it down to my level?
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I don't know what to say but that is not the way it supposed to be done.

I think you will have to take a photo of it and show this to the electrical inspector and see what they have to say about that.


There are few items it will not fly in state of Wisconsin and in France as well.

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Thanks Marc. Looks like we will be looking for a good electrician to do an analysis. Is there anything specific you can point out? Thanks!
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Thanks Marc. Looks like we will be looking for a good electrician to do an analysis. Is there anything specific you can point out? Thanks!
I'm not him, but one thing that jumps out at me is that rat's nest above the panel. All of those circuits need to be secured within, I think, 12" of where they enter the panel.
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Can't believe anybody could look themselves in the mirror at night after doing installs like that during the day. What's with all the insulated duct running in conditioned space? Is that really necessary, I know it would not be in my area. I internally insulate the first six feet of duct on the supply and the return drop for sound. Never encounter any sweating problems on the ductwork in A/C as long as it's not grossly oversized on the equipment and humidity levels are too high. I would have all the flex crap removed and use proper metal ductwork. Sorry for your troubles, might be time to talk to the neighbors about any issues they have. Class action is much more affordable than single legal action.
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So what happened with the HVAC contractor today, its not like we couldn't guess but hearing first hand would be nice.

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So what happened with the HVAC contractor today, its not like we couldn't guess but hearing first hand would be nice.

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It went just as expected. They sent 3 people there for the evaluation. They were shaking their heads at what they saw. Sadly, they said it is all too common and many of their jobs are cleaning up the work of others.

I stayed our of their way for a good portion of their time, but tried to "listen in" as much as I could... I heard a lot of "I can't believe this....".
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The good part is there is someone in your area who knows what they are doing and can deal with it. my concern was the whole area is full of hackers and doing the same thing which can happen.

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