Bath Fan Installation 11/26/2013 Invisible Fail

Semi automatic semi continuous bath ventilation fan was installed. No Inspector or Midpen looked  at any top floor apartment attics where they did the work. I observe that lesser quality materials are used in replacement and repair by contractors. We start with the following picture showing attic view, insulation strewn aside 6′ x 6′ for installation purposes.bathInstall

Grey tape below is already unraveling. Improper tape. Should be HVAC foil tape whose permanence grey tape lacks

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Below grey tape haphazardly placed over the old fan duct opening guaranteed most certainly to unravel letting in insects, hot and cold air.

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Grey tape unraveling below

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Pic below shows no framing used with sheetrock supporting fan

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Finished Job.

They left insulation all strewn about and its resulting loss of insulative qualities and additional utility expense. The flexible ducting is cheaper and  less durable than the sheetmetal it replaces.

The old sheetmetal ductwork was strewn aside and left for the Big One.

  • This is Midpen No Supervision Work
  • No Looking, Nothing
  • Contractor fully paid, Resident fully ripped off 

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Below is what the attic looked like before they began. It is also how it should look if complete. 12 inches of insulation. 

12 inches

 

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