Do you think this is just a coincidence?

There is a seven unit condominium apartment building in Southern California. The apartment building was re-roofed. To re-roof the building the HVAC package units over the roof were disconnected and re-installed to re-roof under them. The outside section of ducting of all the package units were re- connected except for one which was simply places in the same spot but its duct elbows were never re-connected back and have a half inch gap where they connect to the vertical duct that enters the roof. This has caused the rain water to leak inside the apartment and the HVAC air to leak outside the apartment All the units except for one is owned by racially Chinese families. The roofer was also racially Chinese. The only family whos HVAC wasnt properly connected is Black American. The Black American family has never conversed with the roofers during the re-roofing process because the re-roofing was handled by the HOA president.
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On 12/7/2010 8:45 PM, Molly Brown wrote:

Never assume malice when stupidity, or sloth, is an adequate explanation. What did the roofer or HVAC sub say when they were called back in? Sounds like the crew was in a hurry to get out of there that day, and somebody didn't do the final eyeball check before putting the tools away. Why did it take so long to notice? The a/c not working right should have been pretty obvious right away.
Good example of why you should always eyeball the work area and try the installed equipment before paying any contractor, even one with a good rep. Everybody screws up sometime or another.
-- aem sends...
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If you knew about contracting than this isnt their only mistake. I can easily see this last minute job being missed.
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So what is with the other shoe dropping? Was the problem corrected without a bunch of hassle? If so, just an oversight. A contractor isn't going to let something like that happen knowingly when he _knows_ he will be called back to fix it on his dime.
Harry K
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