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    Default Rusty ground air ducts

    We are selling our home and noticed that some of our ducts are rusted. Will we have to re-route the ducts through the ceiling to get it to pass inspection or is there another inexpensive fix to this issue? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Rusty ground air ducts

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hallock View Post
    We are selling our home and noticed that some of our ducts are rusted. Will we have to re-route the ducts through the ceiling to get it to pass inspection or is there another inexpensive fix to this issue? Thanks!
    DH: Where are they located, in the attic or a crawl space? How badly are they rusted? Do they have holes in them? Pictures?


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    Default Re: Rusty ground air ducts

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hallock View Post
    Will we have to re-route the ducts through the ceiling to get it to pass inspection ...
    More likely than not, yes the ducts will need to be re-routed.

    ... or is there another inexpensive fix to this issue? Thanks!
    More likely than not, no there is not an inexpensive fix for this ... well, depends on what you consider "expensive" and "inexpensive" I guess.

    First, though, Aaron's questions about access and the duct's locations need to be addressed.

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    Default Re: Rusty ground air ducts

    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
    DH: Where are they located, in the attic or a crawl space? How badly are they rusted? Do they have holes in them? Pictures?

    I will take pictures and will try to post asap. The ducts are in the foundation. I have no crawl space. I'm pretty sure that some have holes where rust has rusted through. I've heard that I could "patch them" but not sure how or if this would pass inspection if I did so. Thanks!


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    Default Re: Rusty ground air ducts

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hallock View Post
    The ducts are in the foundation.

    That's what I was presuming with my answer.

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    Default Re: Rusty ground air ducts

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hallock View Post
    I will take pictures and will try to post asap. The ducts are in the foundation. I have no crawl space. I'm pretty sure that some have holes where rust has rusted through. I've heard that I could "patch them" but not sure how or if this would pass inspection if I did so. Thanks!

    The old ducts in the slab trick huh. Isn't that how a family died when a pest control guy drilled down and treated for termites but actually loaded the ducts up .

    Bad story. I never did find the write up on that but it did happen.


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    Default Re: Rusty ground air ducts

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    The old ducts in the slab trick huh. Isn't that how a family died when a pest control guy drilled down and treated for termites but actually loaded the ducts up .

    Bad story. I never did find the write up on that but it did happen.
    I've heard of that too. Yes, I believe it really did happen.

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