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Redneck Repair Found on Charlotte Home Inspection

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments

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Charlotte home inspector Cliff Crow recently inspected a home in Gastonia NC when he found an Unusual fix for a sweating problem.  I think I better explain.  On your AC Freon gas line coming away from the evaporator coil you have to have insulation.  The reason is that this gas line is really cold and will sweat.  Over time the pipe insulation will shrink and pull back.  Usually you would want to add a little more pipe insualtion here to prevent the condensation or sweating.  Think of it as putting a koozie over your cold drink on a hot day.  A Koozie would work and look OK but you probably wouldn’t want to wrap a sock around it and duct tape it.  I will say though that this would actually work but not in the long term.  I always say there is a thin line between redneck an genius.   Hey are you missing a Sock?

Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality home inspections in the Charlotte NC area for over 15 years.  Preston has a masters’ degree in Education and has taught Home Inspection classes for years.  He also is a certified infrared thermographer.  Home Inspection Carolina has  been on TV many times and has a Charlotte Home Inspector radio show .  So you are in need of a home inspection in Charlotte NC, Gastonia NC, Weddington NC, Mooresville NC, Fort Mill SC or Rock Hill SC call Home Inspection Carolina (704) 542-6575.

 

Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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