Go Back   InterNACHI Inspection Forum > >

Notices

Inspecting HVAC Systems Topics include heating, venting, and air conditioning inspections.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 1/1/10, 6:06 PM
Mitch Harris, CMI Mitch Harris, CMI is offline
Certified Master Inspector
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hutchinson, KS
Posts: 190
Default exposed AC coils

This 1995 Lennox unit has the coils exposed on the corners, the home owner thinks his dog urinating on the unit eroded the fins, but there is no evidence of the case being urinated on. Any thoughts on the problems that would be associated with these fins missing would be appreciated.
Attached Thumbnails
exposed AC coils-hpim4829-jpg   exposed AC coils-hpim4830-jpg   exposed AC coils-hpim4832-jpg   exposed AC coils-hpim4833-jpg   exposed AC coils-hpim4831-jpg  




[]Mitch Harris
Harris Home Inspections
mitch@harrishomeinspections.com
Your Kansas Steel Rhino Property Inspections Affiliate
www.harrishomeinspections.com
Reply With Quote
Find an InterNACHI certified Illinois Home Inspector (and anywhere else in North America)
  #2  
Old 1/1/10, 6:08 PM
David A. Andersen, TN HI# 40's Avatar
David A. Andersen, TN HI# 40 David A. Andersen, TN HI# 40 is offline
Retired Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 10,540
Default Re: exposed AC coils

Dog pee!



David A. Andersen & Associates
Clarksville - Nashville Home Inspector Lic#40 (Retired)
ITC Level III Thermographer Cert#1958
Building Science Thermographer Cert#33784
HVAC Certification EPA Cert#2046620
BPI# 5015804
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 1/1/10, 6:28 PM
Wayne B. Wilson, TN 439's Avatar
Wayne B. Wilson, TN 439 Wayne B. Wilson, TN 439 is online now
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Powell, Tn
Posts: 19,453
Default Re: exposed AC coils

yep good old fashion pee
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 1/2/10, 10:29 AM
Joe Funderburk, CMI's Avatar
Joe Funderburk, CMI Joe Funderburk, CMI is offline
Certified Master Inspector
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hickory Grove, SC
Posts: 10,785
Send a message via Yahoo to jfunderburk
Default Re: exposed AC coils

"The fins of the condensing coil have been damaged. Some decrease in efficiency may be expected, but we cannot determine the amount of decrease. There is a possibility the refrigerant tubing may also be damaged or leaking. Therefore, the coil's condition should be evaluated by an HVAC contractor."



“The things that will destroy America are peace at any price,
prosperity at any cost, safety first instead of duty first,
the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
Theodore Roosevelt


Joe Funderburk, CBO, CMI
Alpha & Omega Home Inspections, LLC
Inspecting Upstate SC & Charlotte Metro, NC
Angie's List Super Award Winner 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.
Ph: 704-351-1776
www.aohomeinspection.com

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 1/2/10, 11:27 AM
Bruce M. Graham, III, CMI's Avatar
Bruce M. Graham, III, CMI Bruce M. Graham, III, CMI is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 2,514
Default Re: exposed AC coils

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzlxtnMx6Lw






Bungalows to Mansions
Professional Inspection Services, LLC

Bruce M. Graham III, CMI

Gainesville, FL 32608
352 871 8989

Florida Licensed Home Inspector #HI10
CERTIFIED MASTER INSPECTOR
Certified Level II Infrared Thermographer
Radon Measurment Technician # R2279
NACHI05091592
ICC 5268478
www.BungalowstoMansions.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help. What is the correct way to report a breaker that is too big. gromicko Electrical Inspections 80 12/6/13 3:21 PM
exposed OSB and TJI's rperkerewicz Structural Inspections 3 5/7/09 10:38 PM
Exposed Tension Bolts Erol Kartal Structural Inspections 25 4/13/08 11:18 AM
Best meter to test exposed wires gporter Electrical Inspections 10 3/14/08 10:51 PM
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Home Inspectors jtedesco1 Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 0 2/14/06 3:38 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 8:46 PM.
no new posts