What is wrong in this picture?

Originally Posted By: tallen
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What problems (if any) do you see?


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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: jpeck
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Improper flashings at roof for the stand.


The air discharge is out through the top, and in through the sides, which is drawing air across the B Vent cap. This is not likely going to be a problem, and if it was, then install a High Wind cap.

The cap looks off center, like it is a Type B cap on something other than a Type B vent (or installed wrong on a B Vent).

The B vent is not properly flashed at its base.

Plumbing vent stack is not properly flashed.

I'm sure if I were to look longer I would see more.


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Quote:
I'm sure if I were to look longer I would see more.



Now that's how to CYA ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif) ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif) ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif) ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)


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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: jpeck
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Hey, I get paid by the hour, would do you expect?


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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From now on: I do not have time to look at everything closely so if I missed something it is not my fault and therefore I am not liable. Initial here.____

Is going to be added to my contract. ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)


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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Not too sure about those 4-points of load contact on the roof(ing). That can’t be good. Can’t tell if it’s just sitting on the roof or what.



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Originally Posted By: tallen
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It is apparent that we need some input from people that live in a place that uses evaporative coolers.


No offence, I know next to nothing about boilers,oil burning contraptions and whatever else ya'll use up north. ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)


A swamp cooler does not way much.
That is a fairly normal install of the cooler, flashing and all. The legs have L shaped feet and are normaly lag bolted to the roof. Remember this is a hot tar built up type roof.


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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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You’re probably right…I didn’t know what that was. Does it have anything to do with the fact that the exhaust vent is too close and too low to the intake of the cooler?



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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Indeed it does . Vent must terminate above the cooler. 5 points


Don't want the cooler sucking in fumes.


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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: jpeck
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Evaporative cooler? Looked like a regular old condenser unit to me.



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Originally Posted By: tallen
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icon_rolleyes.gif I don’t belive you.



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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: mthomas
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Not to many evap coolers in the Gulf states I reckon. I grew up in Houston, believe me these will not work there. Spent twelve years in the Seattle area, didn’t even have a AC unit there.


Originally Posted By: tallen
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I know that’s why I posted this pic. icon_lol.gif They are only used in hot dry regions and most posters are from elsewhere.


Mark,
I know you have the answers for this one.


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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: cbottger
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The first clue should have been that the post was from Arizona the second clue is it has to be a swamp cooler as the refrigerant lines are not visible just a 1/4 inch water supply line that is visible in the pic.


This unit is going to be drawing in CO from the vent and even sewer gas if the prevailing winds are in the right direction. Bottom line bad location for the cooler.


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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There also needs to be an overflow drain line extending off the building or into a gutter system.



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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: jpeck
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Charley B.,


"The first clue should have been that the post was from Arizona the second clue is it has to be a swamp cooler as the refrigerant lines are not visible just a 1/4 inch water supply line that is visible in the pic. "

Not entirely correct. Could have been anything on the other side of that unit. Electrical disconnect, refrigerant lines, anything.

As to the scrap of copper laying on the roof, it could have been a refrigerant line abandoned because of a leak, or it could have been many other things.

Swamp coolers? Nope, not down here. Chillers (which I guess could be a close relative?), yes.


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Jerry,


You are right the fused cut of box is hidden from view by the cooler. ![icon_cool.gif](upload://oPnLkqdJc33Dyf2uA3TQwRkfhwd.gif)


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30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: roconnor
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Where are you guys getting that the flue and vent need to be extended above the unit? That would apply for combustion air, or fresh air that could end up in the building. [Check that … see below]


I agree that flue flashing doesn't look right, and add that the A/C unit supports appear to need scraping and painting.


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Originally Posted By: Blaine Wiley
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Rob,


Unless I have forgotten what I learned in class about swamp coolers 10 years ago, which is entirely possible, they pull dry outside air in and it passes through a wet chamber which cools the air and adds humidity and is then sent via a blower into the living space. Therefore, in that picture you could get exhaust gasses from machinery (and humans) through that thing because the vents are too close or too low.

Gee, all we need around here is some more humid air in the houses ![nachi_sarcasm.gif](upload://6HQh6KbNiD73gqTNQInjrR2zeJw.gif)


Originally Posted By: ltrower
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For some of you that might want to see these “Swampers” check out your local Greenhouses of Nursery’s they use them in their growing sheds. I am sure they would tell you all about them. They use them keep the humidity up.


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