Tuesdays brain twister

I was just wondering how many HI,s would see this fault and report it.

2000 Model trane furnace and A-coil refrigerant lines traveling thru the crawl space 1/2 distance of the home to the garage where the crawl hole was located in the pic just to the left of the steps but not visible in the pic. The lines traveled verticle up the wall to above the door on the top of the steps across the garage ceiling and down the wall to a 2011 Trane condensing unit setting just outside of the door on the right in the pic.

Don’t let the cat get your tounge speak up I am hard of hearing. Would you comment on this line set in your report and what would you say about it.

If you don’t know ya need some more training these kinds of problems are all visible??? Oh BTW google will not help ya google has no training also

Ok Charlie here goes, unprotected refrigerant lines, noninsulated, excessive lenght of tubing, requiring more refrigerant and I believe this path has created a trap in the lines where oil can settle. And they are mis-matched units. OK let me have

Ok ya got it buddy creates a oil trap and I see 46 people that need more trainng:p

Not really!!!
It was the way you asked that made me not comment.

And how would you of asked the question;-)

Well since I have asked many questions in regard to air quality on other MB’s I try to engage the conversation with something like “What do you think” or “What would you say”
I would never say if you don’t know you need more training.
This is a true statement Charley but being too aggressive puts many new ones on the defensive side and they will not even make an attempt to comment.
Again everyone learns and the more detail that can be added is good.

As your photos don’t show the refrigerant lines, I could not “see” them to comment. Based on your verbal description - I would agree with John R. I do however, see a set of stairs with 3 or more risers without a handrail/guard at the open side of the stairs. The landing also appears to be over 30 inches above the f.f.e of the garage- so it should have a guard. If the outdoor unit was in Florida and located in the "windborne debris region, it would need to be anchored in place. Also, if it were located in a flood zone, it would need to be elevated above the BFE. The photo also appears to show the disconnect located behind the unit and therefore may not have the required clearances in front of it for access. That is all I can see.

As noted I don’t ***** foot around I tell it like it is no sugar coat from me some of the questions asked on this board, some really need more training and I am not afraid to tell them. Someone needs to before they get their butts sued off.

I really asked no questions about stairs I used the stairs and doors so one could judge the height of the refrigerant lines pertaining to the oil trap :wink:

John here is the refrigerant lines traveling to the ceiling right side of the WH

Charley, you big meanie :wink:

Pssssst Troy, Charlie aint that big

I for one am not afraid to say that I would definitely need more training in that area. With that said, if I’m asking an expert type question, I would expect those, and only those with the same level of expertise as mine, or more, to answer me. Of course, many need more training…

Not very big but my bite takes a good size chunk:p:D

Troy as you know from being in the military when someone gets jumped on about something they have a tendancy to remember. Last evening was the old chief coming out of me.

I did a inspection the other day with a retired engineeering naval officer from the subs he was trying to get the pilot light started on a gas log and it did not light.

I told him in a kidding voice stand aside if you want something done right just call a chief and I fired off the pilot light. His statement was I think I have just been slapped in the face and he laughed.

Guys that admitt they need some help and are not afraid to ask for it is the only reason I still hang around here. I do enjoy helping people not only clients but other inspectors