Failed Duct Tape
Under a San Ramon house, the home inspector discovered a partially disconnected heating duct in a very wet crawlspace.
The amateur installation was evidenced by the excessive use of grey duct tape and the absence of duct support straps.
Grey duct tape is not for heating ducts click here (interesting article)
What are the concerns open duct laying on the ground?
– Disconnected ducts waste a lot of energy
– Rodents love open ducts… If they invade, it’s a health safety concern
– Open ducts lying on a wet ground with air moving through a duct can be a breeding ground for bacteria and spore growth (mold)
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