#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.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/fugazi48/100_2269.jpg?t=1171206552 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?