Just wondering how many would write this up as a repair item
I’d write it up as inadequate combustion air and recommend a specialist evaluation. Relatively common in older condos built as apts.
Umm yes. I’d write it up…
Pic 2 pretty well seals the deal, just not the area where the return air is drawn from… I won’t say anymore
The combustion air was being provided from the attic above the furnace within the closet not visible in the PIC
The home was a rancher not a apt or condo
Instead of recommending a specialist evaluation why woud you not just recommend combustion air for the furnace be provided if that was actually the problem
YES ,upper third of filter will be grabbing a whole lot of hot air, after that third is sealed, would need good weather stripping for rest where door touch’s frame after closing. might need extra vent in each bedroom. See it a lot down here in hallways.
I take it we have two yes ,I am bored waiting on a webnair to start
Ok… I’d write it up as a safety hazard… the return air (neg pressure) in it’s current installation can draw byproducts of combustion.
Short of relocating return… I’d recommend to be sure to isolate as such.
Charley… how common is it to hard-pipe gas supply like that? I don’t see that much at all.
Most don’t take the time to hard pipe it all the way to easy to use flex outside the cabinet. Its fairly easy if one starts at the control valve and works back to the union.
BTW ya called it correct return air can not be installed in the manner shown in the PIC
Good call James your on the ball tonight:D
10-4, got to hit the hay, get FRIDAY done…
No mention of proper filtering of the return air for health reasons? My recommendation would be an outside air supply fed into the upper area from the roof or side vent. Improper return air filter bypass. Recommend a proper fitted Merv 12 or higher filter into the return air to the furnace. This can be corrected by a Certified HVAC technician.
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My recommendation would be an outside air supply fed into the upper area from the roof or side vent. QUOTE]
How do you know from the pic that outside air is not being fed you must of not read my statement to Keaton. I will repeat it again just for Kevin combustion air was being provided from the attic from above the furnace within the closet
Thanks Charley! Sometimes I get caught up in the pictures and don’t concentrate on comments. In that case scratch part one.