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    Default Electric Furnace Duct Sensor?

    Hi Gents This is my first post and I still have a lot to learn it seems. Just started my second year inspecting and have gotten a lot of great info from this site the last year. This electric furnace installation looks dodgy to me. Any ideas on what looks like a sensor on the bottom of the flex duct that goes into the attic. Any feedback appreciated. Peter Stapleton

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    Default Re: Electric Furnace Duct Sensor?

    It looks like a damper (motorized) typically used in a zone control system.

    What a hack job that is...


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    Default Re: Electric Furnace Duct Sensor?

    My guess would be a damper motor that controls fresh air. Look for something that looks like a oversized fireplace fresh air inlet on the outside wall. If that is what it is, they should have connected it to the return air plenum. (OH, wait, we don't have a return plenum. Well just mount it next to the return filter, close enough)

    I really love the control wire laying on top of the filter.

    Jim Luttrall
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    Default Re: Electric Furnace Duct Sensor?

    Peter,

    What does The Warning Label on the wall say?

    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
    Billy J. Stephens HI Service Memphis TN.

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    Default Re: Electric Furnace Duct Sensor?

    Thanks for the feedback guys. The warning label Billy had info about clearances and safety requirements in relation to working on the unit.


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    Default Re: Electric Furnace Duct Sensor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    My guess would be a damper motor that controls fresh air.
    Yep, that's my guess too.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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