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    Great points and ideas, regarding, "Most...

    Great points and ideas, regarding, "Most agressive buyers use older equipment as a bargaining chip", I'm very aggressive, the home was not even listed in the MLS so I had to find the bank and their...
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    Good questions: Answers: are you a Proactive...

    Good questions:

    Answers:
    are you a Proactive or reactive person?
    Proactive

    How does your personal comfort affect this decision?
    Yes

    Do you think you will live there long enough to...
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    Great, thanks for the fast response. So then I...

    Great, thanks for the fast response. So then I see the age is a 1990 model. Anyone have any experience with these models, am I on the last leg, or will I get a few more years out of it?
    Thanks,...
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    Carrier AC Model: 38THO60300 Tons ?

    Hi Guys,
    I'm buying a 1990 home and the outside AC unit is as follows:
    This is what I copied off the sticker:
    Carrier Air Conditioner
    Model: 38THO60300
    Serial: 0390E16813
    Piston ID: 93...
  5. Hi Dash, Thanks for the reply, do you think it...

    Hi Dash,
    Thanks for the reply, do you think it would be wise or unwise to add an air filter to this central return:
    Thanks for your help, SCR
  6. “Jumper Ducts with a Twist” Return System

    I’ve read a number of posts here about the pros and cons of using Jumper Ducts (sometimes referred to as Jump Ducts, Crossover Ducts or Transfer Ducts). The link to the article “Jump Ducts Increase...
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    Hi Dash, I'm going to go with the RCHL Coil on...

    Hi Dash,
    I'm going to go with the RCHL Coil on top of the RGFD-090 Furnace, I only have room for a 2" transition from the 23.5 x 20.75” RCHL Coil to the existing 19 x 22” Plenum.

    This...
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    Hi Chuck, Thanks for the reply, I thought of...

    Hi Chuck,
    Thanks for the reply, I thought of requesting that on my bid, but the current plenum only has 1" of exposed sheet metal, the remaining 15" is above the drywall, which I want to avoid...
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    Hi BaldLoonie, Thanks for the information, I...

    Hi BaldLoonie,
    Thanks for the information, I was hoping you would show up, I've read many of your posts and reviewed your website. Thats good to hear about the RCHL, what is the minimum number of...
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    Hi Plain Spoken, Thanks for the LOL, I...

    Hi Plain Spoken,
    Thanks for the LOL, I understand, it was apparent from the estimates I received so far, if they could not just slap in a replacement unit and go, they did not want to deal with...
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    Rheem Mod, Coil & Filter Match

    After several estimates, no Manual J or D calculations, and estimators who did not want to deal with the complications of my install, tight space and old ducts, I decided I would have to design my...
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    Hi Guys, Very informative thread. I'm...

    Hi Guys,
    Very informative thread. I'm replacing a 20 year old system and was considering the Aprilaire 5000, I'm now rethinking that and may just go with 5" media. Any comments on the Aprilaire...
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    Poll: Any details or recommendations are appreciated?

    Any details or recommendations are appreciated?
  14. Hi bokenrosie, I'm considering the Rheem 90...

    Hi bokenrosie,
    I'm considering the Rheem 90 Modulating as well (RGJD). Have you had yours installed? If so, are you happy with it?
    Regards, SCR
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    Poll: I'm in Southern California, so there is a dealer,...

    I'm in Southern California, so there is a dealer, technician, and distributor on every corner, so to speak, so there is no lack of choice.
    My opinion so far, from reading here is as follows:

    ...
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    Poll: Agreed, but some of us are willing to pay more,...

    Agreed, but some of us are willing to pay more, and not take the cheapest bid. I'll try to bring the thread back up a notch. The point most professionals and home owners (thats me, replacing a 20...
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    Hi Madhat, Great reply, thanks so much for the...

    Hi Madhat,
    Great reply, thanks so much for the information, very good tips. I wondered about the rubber vs the spring isolators, but I see what you mean about the rubber isolaters hardening in...
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    I'm an engineer as well, I getting a new system...

    I'm an engineer as well, I getting a new system and need to move it to the attic, from the current garage location. I to want a Super Quiet install so I'm looking into methods of mounting the FAU in...
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    Hi Air Pro, Thanks for the lead on the CAP...

    Hi Air Pro,
    Thanks for the lead on the CAP filter products, I'll look at them. Regarding the humidifier, I'll just re-route the flue pipe, so what brands do you recommend, I don't see any on the...
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    Hi Air Pro, Electric rates are sky high in...

    Hi Air Pro,
    Electric rates are sky high in California, gas has been the standard for furnaces for years. Our typical winter nights are in the 40s, although this year we hit a few 20's and 30's,...
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    Hi Air Pro, Thanks for the great tip, nice...

    Hi Air Pro,
    Thanks for the great tip, nice compact package. The Corsaire looks like it is for a Heat Pump. I looked over the Rheem site and I cannot find an equivlent style for a Gas Furnace, so...
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    Hi Guys, Thanks for the replys, keep them...

    Hi Guys,
    Thanks for the replys, keep them coming. What about an ADP coil, are they short and are they satisfactory, or are they the same height as the Trane/AS units?

    Perhaps I could put an...
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    Hi Airmechanical, As a new member, I sure...

    Hi Airmechanical,
    As a new member, I sure appreciate Professionals like yourself that can help us homeowners sort out the maze of information is trying to get a quality system installed (yes I...
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