Can anyone think of WHY they did this?

Originally Posted By: dbush
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http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/I/Improper_electric_junction.JPG ]



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"LIFE'S TOUGH, WEAR A HELMET"

Originally Posted By: rbennett
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Possible high temp heat switch to cut blower off in case of fire


Need a little more info as to where the wires go

RLB


Originally Posted By: jsmith10
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Could it be two booster fans in the duct work(one in each duct)? I cant see the left connections very well, are there wires going into it?



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Originally Posted By: dbush
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There are booster fans installed on the heater; however, these wires go directly up the insulation of the flexduct and run up inside it.



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Originally Posted By: jsmith10
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Could they then be for Zone control dampers? Without seeing the system it’s just a guessing game.


And it's fun too.


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Originally Posted By: rmoore
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My guess would be that they are for line-voltage thermostats that sense the duct temperature and “tell” the booster fans when it’s most efficient for them to come on.


I installed (read jerry-rigged) a similar thermostat this year in my TV hole-in-the-wall to aid in cooling the space. The one I ended up with was designed mainly for the duct-work booster fan application.

http://www.suncourt.com/DuctStat.html


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Originally Posted By: rbennett
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OK


Industry experts, and industry leaders what is the conlusion

1 It is not visual say nothing (some of it is)
2 Call the professional who installed it
3. Call another professional
3 Say nothing
4 Do further checking because it might be a safety issue that you have publicly documated on the web and not reported
5 Look like a assss to the client for not knowing
5 ETC


Originally Posted By: rmoore
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7 (you had two 5s)…As all we know for a fact is that we have bad splices…Report it as in need of repair and investigation by a licensed electrician.


Guessing here is fun, but not in my job description.


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Originally Posted By: dbush
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I did write it up in need of repair of course; however, my biggest concern is that these wires, if you look very closely, go inside the insation of the duct work and for as far as I could see were stripped from the wire insulation and ran directly aongside the metal of the insulated duct; this could become hot.



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Originally Posted By: rbennett
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Dave


"Rest Assured" that you client is in good hands with all. State the bottom of the line somewhere is "to be seen"

I think the above lost something in trans you lation

rlb


Originally Posted By: rmoore
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Richard B…


Man...my last post did come off like some killjoy jerk! ![icon_redface.gif](upload://f7DX2EWhmUfsDapWaYT3oJHMCj1.gif)

Sorry about that, I knew you were kidding.


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Originally Posted By: rbennett
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Not a problem – I enjoyed it


It has been a long wet day

Have a good one

No problem at this end

RLB


Originally Posted By: dandersen
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Mechanical Code violation.


Utilities can not pass into HVAC supply/return air duct or plenums.


Originally Posted By: jkormos
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They wanted to burn the house down so they could collect the insurance money and have the job done right the next time icon_biggrin.gif