05:33AM | 02/11/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
I have a few problems with my Air Conditioners return/filter housing.

#1. The latches have been broken since we moved in . This is a link to a photo of the little clip that is supposed to hold the stupid thing closed. Doesn't work. There are some pieces missing. I may just have to find some kind of cabinet latch that can be attached with sheet metal screws (carefully) Right now, I have cardboard and plastic sheeting above the 24v filter to keep moisture from the house from going into the hvac ducts.

#2. The previous owner never sealed around the unit so warm moist air is condensing on the surface and up in the attic dripping down.

#3. The Flexible ductwork from this intake to the Airhandler is 12ft long when the air handler is only 5 feet away (goofy). This is saturated with moisture, so I need to replace it. The connection to the intake/filter assembly is oval shaped.

Is is possible to find solid ductwork to connect to this oval shaped connection and easily run it the 4-5 feet to the A/C unit? Do I just need to insulate and seal around this unit and use some dry insulated flexible ductwork to the airhandler.

Should I replace this intake/filter unit with something more efficient or standard?



05:34AM | 02/11/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
I don't know where to start to look for parts. I don't know the brand name of this 24v filter.


06:45AM | 02/12/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts

So I know that the new filtered return grill will require some type of ductwork transition to the size of the intake on the A/C unit.

Is this usually the portion that has to be custom made?

or can I spec out a return grill that is a standard size, maybe the same size as the AC unit and buy ductwork that size to go up the 3 or so feet and over the 3 or so more feet?

I guess I will check out what is available retail before I order any parts. I am not impressed by the powered filter I have, so a Dupont electroctatic may be my choice.



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