DIY Ductwork


As a follow-on to yesterday’s post about the DIY furnace horror story, John Scipione, a Senior Advisor in our Syracuse office, forwarded a shot of a furnace he ran across during an audit.  Many people know (and many more do not!) that your garden variety duct tape is good for lots of things, but not sealing ducts.  In this picture, sure enough, we can see some failing duct tape.  😉   That, however, is only part of the problem on this do-it-yourself duct job.  But at least this homeowner did find something to do with those old moving boxes!  And I do confess to a certain admiration for that can-do ingenuity.  Nonetheless, this example is not a good illustration of the fast road to energy-efficiency and a well performing home.

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3 Responses to “DIY Ductwork”

  1. The Handyguys Says:

    My first thought was YIKES
    I’ll leave it at that, thanks for making me chuckle.

  2. corey Says:

    Such a great post: I’m searching about ductwork system and finally I have found really ductwork is a good system for proper home ductwork construction and maintenance.
    Thanks for sharing this blog post.

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