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1. This is a multi-part question regarding the following HVAC equipment combination.
• Lennox heater/air handler Model # ML180UH090E60C-54
• Lennox Condenser unit Model # 14ACX-059-230-06
• ADP Evap Coil Model # LH49/62W9T
Question 1 – During an inspection this combination was encountered and a question was raised as to the claimed SEER rating for it. What respected and authoritative source has a WEB site that can provide that information as well as other useful information?
Question 2 – What is the WEB address for the site where you can look up that information?
Question 3 – The WEB site address for question 2 can be very easily found! Where can you quickly and easily find that WEB site?
2. The following pictures are of a new construction home. The original pictures have been cropped to help protect from identifying builder, owner, etc., and the additional image info from originals is not needed. The slab is a monolithic pour along with the front porch seen here. The foundation walls have been parged resulting in the color difference from dry in stage to final. A picture of the same front porch during construction has been provided to assist with your answer. This is a multi part question. Do not try to read into this as it is an easy issue identification.
Question 1 – What is the issue that has been caused by this application of stone veneer on the wall and brick on the front porch walking surface?
Question 2 – Can this issue be easily corrected or possibly alleviated some what without major masonry work?
Question 3 – Provide the rational behind your answer to Question 2.
3. This is a multi-part question based on the following installations.
Rinnai V94iN tankless water heater. Installation is in the attic of a home. The water heater is vented straight up, through the attic, and through the roof at least 12’ high.
Rinnai RL75eN tankless water heater. Installation is in the attic of a home. The water heater is vented straight up, through the attic, and through the roof at least 12’ high.
Question 1 – How many liquid carrying lines are used for this installation of the V94iN tankless water heater?
Question 2 - How many liquid carrying lines are used for this installation of the RL75eN tankless water heater? There is a difference so do not use one’s requirements for the other.
4. This is an attic ventilation question. Roof is a simple gable roof. Attic ventilation was designed with soffit vents for input and high mounted passive vents for exhaust. Attic insulation is all loose fill (blown) type insulation. Exterior veneer is siding (take your pick of type). The house was built in 1970 and appeared to have been equipped with proper numbers of soffit and passive vents of the proper size to achieve proper net free area for ventilation. We’ve all seen what can happen in new construction as well as what happens over the years with repairs, additions, etc. So name at least five possible issues to watch out for that could have occurred during the installation or even over the years.
5. The following picture shows a walk path between the master bathroom and a master closet. What issue is being displayed here?