Poor duct connections + Unsealed gaps at cooling supply duct

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Old 04-04-16, 09:15 AM
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Poor duct connections + Unsealed gaps at cooling supply duct

My home inspection report states the following:

* Poor duct connections (throughout basement)
* Cooling: Refrigerant Lines - unsealed gaps at supply duct (plenum)

For the poor duct connections, is it just a matter of getting any kind of aluminum foil tape and applying it to the joints?

Not sure what the second one is.
 
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Old 04-04-16, 09:22 AM
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Yes, you can use aluminum tape, duct mastic, or duct seal which is a kind of putty commonly found in the electrical section of the store.

The refrigerant lines are the copper lines going to, and from, your outside A/C condenser. These lines go to the evaporator inside your plenum. Most cases you want to seal them with duct seal.
 
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Thanks. I also noticed that the report says 'Duct Insulation incomplete / missing in attic above bathroom.' Is it just a matter of, again, wrapping it with duct seal?
 
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Sounds like you have an uninsulated duct in the attic, not just an unsealed one. Easy to pop your head up there and look?
 
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