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nnorby1 02-09-2012 06:24 AM

Is this normal?
 
Hi,
I found a cut on the side of the HVAC unit (approximately 6inX6in), where the plenum is. Hot air is blowing through it and obviously it was done by the original installer (I rent this apt.) Is this normal? What is it done for? Should I be concerned about it? Does it endanger my health in any way? Thank you in advance for your help.

joecaption 02-09-2012 06:28 AM

How about a picture so we can see what your talking about.
Unless it's a hole in the freon line, or condinsate line there is no danger.
If it's just a hole in the duct work just put a patch of foil duct tape over the hole and forget about it.

nnorby1 02-09-2012 06:49 AM

I'm sorry for the delay.Here are the pics.Thank you.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...209063723.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...209063742.jpg/

nnorby1 02-09-2012 06:58 AM

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...209063723.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...209063742.jpg/

acestarservices 02-09-2012 12:11 PM

Go to your local hardware store and get the heat resistant tape ( will ne shinny aluminum color) and go to town taping up hole cover about 1'' - 2'' excess around area you are covering .

Ps make sure furnace is OFF while you prefrom this task .

nnorby1 02-09-2012 12:17 PM

Thank you kindly.
I appreciate your help.


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