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    I left a message last week for the HVAC company...

    I left a message last week for the HVAC company on the voice mail, but they say they didn't receive it, will see how long for them it takes to come out and fix it. I think it's not an urgent matter...
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    I'll make sure the HVAC guy fixes the filter, and...

    I'll make sure the HVAC guy fixes the filter, and the level thing.

    Is it true that I could flash water under the high corner of the unit to settle it level?

    I already wrote down to buy...
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    I went with the local guy. I like to give biz to...

    I went with the local guy. I like to give biz to locals. But if they screw up they won't get biz next time. But sometimes or often the locals simply refuse biz to newcomers :-) I had 2 local HVAC...
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    Beachtech, that's what I wanted to know: "short...

    Beachtech, that's what I wanted to know: "short compressor life".

    Welding, I mean you can de-weld or un-weld as well.

    Then Goodman must be having a recall, I'll call them to find out.

    I...
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    Thank you for the suggestions. I think it's...

    Thank you for the suggestions. I think it's stupid for the Goodman company to make an airhandler that can't change filter in it. It's like making a car that you can't remove wheels without welding...
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    First of all after they installed it, it was like...

    First of all after they installed it, it was like November or December 2007 and at night the heat pump started cooling instead of heating. They came and fixed that. Now one non-hvac contractor told...
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    Thanks very much for your fast reply. How...

    Thanks very much for your fast reply. How important is the leveling of a heatpump? The dealer told me it's ok if it's 1 1/2 " off level, buit I can notice with my bare eye that it is not level.
    ...
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    Is heat pump outside unit leveling important?

    Good day!

    I hope someone can help me with this simple question:

    Is heat pump outside unit horizontal leveling important? In other words, I just checked the newly installed HVAC unit (Goodman...
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    dn0121: Thanks. What usually is a result of a...

    dn0121: Thanks. What usually is a result of a serious static pressure issue if any happens?
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    Since this forum was started by professionals...

    Since this forum was started by professionals then I won't get back to the pricing issue as it's not in the interest of professionals and it is perfectly understandable. Thanks.
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    To: BergerMech Rob, I was not complaining or...

    To: BergerMech Rob, I was not complaining or saying that the motor is not working or at fault, I am saying it is nice so far and I like it and I asked to share experiences and opinions about variable...
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    Variable Speed Blower Motor Experience

    I've got GOODMAN 4 Tons, 14 SEER, 15 KW strip R410A refrigerant heatpump with variable speed motor blower air handler I think SZ014 or something like that. The thing comes up like a wild cat slowly...
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    questions

    QUESTION: There is a professional members only forum here, why not create a forum for consumers only and allow discussing pricing on that particular forum alone?

    QUESTION: is it okay to "cheat" a...
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    When I asked them if I switched to A/C would it...

    When I asked them if I switched to A/C would it be heating my house instead of cooling, he said no. Perhaps that helps to understand the case.

    I'm not going to put prices up against the house...
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    That list is funny. Estonia, a former Soviet...

    That list is funny. Estonia, a former Soviet republic tops the list as #3 freedom-of-press country. Which is a true fact. Same Estonia is listed as the #7 most competitive economy in the world in...
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    Pricing

    I still think that we should have a forum where we could discuss pricing issues.
    Wall Street does the price thing, auctions do it as well. Why not have a consumer forum where they could discuss...
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    Now the heat is working. I'll take photos of the...

    Now the heat is working. I'll take photos of the wiring and other parts of the installation some day soon and will post them here.

    I got infraction 5 points for pricing, but I am really curious...
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    More details

    1. Load calculation run was not done. They said it's unnecessary.
    2. Actually I found out access to the crawlspace from the basement, I hope they did inspect the ductwork from there, that's why...
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    New heat pump installed - we are freezing!

    We just got a new heat pump installed yesterday, November 14 in Columbia, South Carolina area. Tonight is the test night. 45F (+6C) outside and the heat pump went on and it's been on for an hour...
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    Quality to last

    I have bought a pretty old house, but in a pretty good shape. It was livable, but had no A/C. Everything I'm doing to it is quality. I'm making sure that someone who buys it will appreciate all the...
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    Customer is usually right

    Reading some of the "professionals" and "dealers" posts I'm kinda terrified. I'm sorry for Amerivcans and the kind of service quality they get in USA. No wonder houses are built from crap and...
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    The cause of the problem (15 seer, 3 ton Lennox)

    Sorry, not 15 ton, but 15 seer, 3 ton.
    Thanks everyone for your help.
    Thanks Toolpusher, the technician showed me the "switch" (no actual switch, just a wire going into the body).
    Well they fixed...
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    Heat pump is on but the fan is off

    No, the oil furnace is not on - the heat pump is on, but the outside unit fan never rotates.

    Yes, I should not worry as it only been 1+ month after install, but what kind of equipment if it fails...
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    FUELMASTER kit

    The dual fuel kit is noted in the contract as "fuelmaster kit". The thermostat is TOTALINE. Any ideas?
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    Totaline

    The thermostat for my oil furnace + heat pump system is TOTALINE brand.

    I'm not messing with the system. All I'm trying to find out whether it is normal or not for the oil furnce be OFF, heat pump...
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    I got LENNOX heat pump installed just a month...

    I got LENNOX heat pump installed just a month ago. Three days ago the outside unit stopped rotating. I have an alternative heating source - oil heat, so the oil furnace is on, but the heat pump...
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    Happy dealer

    They are happy to have a customer. I've asked other people's opinions about this company and no one had a good opinion about them. You won't put a rag in your house if you paid for a towel or maybe...
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    Re: you want concrete

    The wording was on the phone and the owner said he told to the installers to come and pour a new concrete pad. When styrofoam gets all the painted plaster cracked it will look bad. Already looks bad...
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    Concrete pad is not styrofoam pad

    I just got a phonecall from the owner of the company. He is making sure I'm getting a concrete (not styrofoam) pad.
    I'll make the companies dance to the buck to give me what I pay for and not vice...
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    There's a small disagreement between me and the...

    There's a small disagreement between me and the contract and between the contracting company that is installing LENNOX heatpump and new ductwork in my house:

    They brought a "con-crete" pad which...
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    Contract says: "old furnace stays".

    Thanks, let me explain - in the contract it says: add heatpump to an existing LENNOX oil furnace and replace/redesign all ductwork. So the guys knew what has to be done, but they probably forgot it...
  32. Thread: Furnace got wet

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    LENNOX oil furnace that's been there for 6 years...

    LENNOX oil furnace that's been there for 6 years and it supposed to stay there in the basement as I have not ordered to replace it. But the guys removed it to outside and it rains heavily now. Do you...
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    Hi guys, I have a few questions: a LENNOX...

    Hi guys,

    I have a few questions: a LENNOX installer company started work today in my house. I noticed they got no masks on (they told me no one gave them masks) and they were removing very old...
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    My decision

    I've decided to go with LENNOX. The sales guy has made the most effort of them all. Trane (subcontracted by Home Despot) dealer was nice too and both LENNOX and TRANE quoted same price for similar...
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    Applegate Insulation Statement

    I've got a booklet from Applegate Insulation associate and on the front cover it says:

    "The insulation you decide to purchase will affect you and your family for as long as you live in your home!"...
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    Cellulose (shredded newspaper) cointains lead!

    "Cellulose is shredded-newspaper treated with borax". OK, then we all know that newspaper contains lead paint, which makes cellulose or shredded newspaper insulation unhealthy and undesirable. Why...
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    Cellulose cheaper or fiberglass?

    So which one do you think (or know) should be less expensive per sq-ft: cellulose or fiberglass insulation?
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    Insulation

    LENNOX salesman (remember? the guy who took photos of my old ductwork in the crawlspace and basement) was talking about wet spray in attic and lose spray in crawl space (or is it vice versa?). Anyway...
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    I've been told I'm a good tester (testing...

    I've been told I'm a good tester (testing person). Whatever I stumble on or use I find unusual problems, bugs or questions. So there comes another one for this forum:

    How about a TRIANGULAR duct...
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    I was quoted cellulose insulation by LENNOX...

    I was quoted cellulose insulation by LENNOX dealer and I was quoted fiberglass insulation by insulation specialists. The LENNOX salesman told me that their quote was twice more expensive than the...
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    HVAC fooling with asbestos

    Thanks for the info. I did not know that paper wrap was asbestos until someone construction person told me and a HVAC guy told me not to worry about it, - he even riped a piece of it in front of me....
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    Installer says that all round ductwork has a...

    Installer says that all round ductwork has a better airflow than the existing square one and he will install all round ductwork - is this right?
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    I think some of my very old ductwork has some...

    I think some of my very old ductwork has some kind of thin and "rotten" asbestos paper insulation. Wanna see it on a photo? I can take pictures if you're curious. What would you suggest? Should I...
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    I've been told that a fiberglass ductwork falls...

    I've been told that a fiberglass ductwork falls apart with time and even blows fiberglass into a house. Some HVAC installers use fiberglass ductwork while I was suggested to only accept a metal...
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    Shneer the Goodman

    I don't know what "shneer" means, but buying and installing a low bottom ranking equipment like Goodman is a bad investment. I rather wait another year and install the best stuff I can buy and the...
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    Old furnace

    I guess 6 years old is considered an old furnace. I understand that I must go with 12 seer or less if I want
    to keep the old furnace. No one told me that before, that's why I'm thankful for this...
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    How many? As many as have to.

    At the very beginning last year I got a price quote for a heat pump and was going to go with it. Before a heat pump could be installed I was told to rewire the whole house (electric) otherwise a hvac...
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    About Lennox parts

    Guy who installs Trane, Lennox, Comfortmaker, Goodman etc. told me that Lennox makes their own parts and in case of emergency Lennox equipment is more difficult to service while many other HVAC sys...
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    Western North Carolina

    Well, I'm in Western NC, in the mountains at about 2100 feet elevation. I'm also concerned to spend all my money and not get a good system while I can't afford to get a new furnace which all together...
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    LENNOX furnace not good for 15 seer?

    Actually I'm glad I got a yet another company come and inspect my furnace. They told me that if I want a 15 seer TRANE my existing LENNOX (6-7 year old) frnace may not be good enough for a 15 seer...
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