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  1. No, none of the contractors did anything like a...

    No, none of the contractors did anything like a calculation or anything like that. Or if they did, I didn't see it.
  2. OK, thank you. Assuming the test results show...

    OK, thank you. Assuming the test results show what they probably will, you're basically saying that I need to have all the ductwork in the house re-done. In other words, just replacing the return...
  3. When you say add a new return run off the return...

    When you say add a new return run off the return drop, I apologize, but I don't know what you mean....going from where to where? I have a split level house....the top level has three returns, one...
  4. AN UPDATE My contractor came back this weekend...

    AN UPDATE

    My contractor came back this weekend as promised to put a lining in the chimney for the hot water heater. All seemed to go fine....glad you all convinced me to do that.

    I had all of...
  5. What are the long and short term consequences of...

    What are the long and short term consequences of having a return of the size I do?
  6. It is in a L-shaped corner, but the right side of...

    It is in a L-shaped corner, but the right side of the L is a non-weatherproofed, screened exterior porch. Air flows freely through the screen, under the porch, through the slats, etc. Maybe I'm...
  7. Ha! I laughed when I saw that too. You know,...

    Ha! I laughed when I saw that too. You know, we bought the house in 1996....prior to us was a family with a LOT of kids. When the ducts were cleaned out prior to the install last week, they...
  8. The window above the pipes is never...

    The window above the pipes is never opened....it's above the sink and there's always too much crap on it to open (as evidenced by the photo and the voluminous cobwebs and dirt). ;) The...
  9. Yes, central Connecticut. I thought they looked...

    Yes, central Connecticut. I thought they looked low also, but it's PVC, so I'm assuming that if it really presents a problem, all we need to do is buy an angle and go up a foot or two, right?
  10. That's pretty much what I was thinking...

    That's pretty much what I was thinking too....that's not what a masonry liner is supposed to look like, right? I would assume it's supposed to be more flush than that?

    Yes, we've had about a...
  11. As far as the comfort level in the house, I...

    As far as the comfort level in the house, I really don't know what to say. We didn't really get the new furnace for comfort reasons, but rather that we had some money, and the 30-year-old one in...
  12. The hose for the pump goes up and towards the...

    The hose for the pump goes up and towards the laundry room (the slab you see behind the furnace is the floor of the next level of the house, and just beyond the sheetrock you see is the laundry...
  13. I'm hopefully posting more photos tonight so...

    I'm hopefully posting more photos tonight so people can see better...my web site ISP is down right now for maintenance.
  14. Understand the point about the need for a new or...

    Understand the point about the need for a new or larger return. Looking through the bids, only one of the four mentioned a new return on their sheet.

    So, what to do about it? Ask him to come...
  15. I don't know the size of the return if there's a...

    I don't know the size of the return if there's a rating or anything...it's the same return as before, and physically 2 feet by 6 inches.

    The AC unit outside is a 10 seer Rheem. The coil they put...
  16. Just wanted to say thank you to you all who...

    Just wanted to say thank you to you all who responded to my posted during the furnace-buying decision process.

    Thread here:
    http://www.hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=85655

    After...
  17. Originally posted by dan sw fl [B] I...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by dan sw fl
    [B]

    I don't have the material right in front of me....I think it's [EDITED ONCE I HAD THE MATERIAL RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME ;) ] 92%. Model DLX 90. ...
  18. Little bit of an update.......the furnace is...

    Little bit of an update.......the furnace is going in on Friday, and yes, we will be lining the chimney. I ended up with Contractor B, not C (these were my preferred two the whole time). When I...
  19. I'll take some photos.....am really having a hard...

    I'll take some photos.....am really having a hard time signing this piece of paper, when he's $2-3,000 more than the next guy, who I just found out called yesterday to see if I had given any more...
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    To be honest, I've read a lot of negative things...

    To be honest, I've read a lot of negative things about them, and this project is already far over budget, so I really can't even start to think about another cost.
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    In my new furnace bid, my contractor is...

    In my new furnace bid, my contractor is recommending I go with a custom 2" furnace filter, which I buy through him. My existing furnace only uses a 1", and I like being able to run out to Home...
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    As you probably know from my other thread, I've...

    As you probably know from my other thread, I've been shopping around for a new furnace since the end of August / early September.

    A few weeks ago, a giant oak in my back yard broke in half, so now...
  23. OK, thank you everyone......I've made my mind up...

    OK, thank you everyone......I've made my mind up and am going for a 94% effecient Lennox G61. I'm really putting a lot of stock in the words of people on this board, because I'm spending a big...
  24. Thanks for the numbers....is it really as...

    Thanks for the numbers....is it really as straight as that? If I'm paying $100 a month using a 65% efficient furnace, I'll then pay $77 with an 80% and $54 with a 94%????? (let's pretend I have no...
  25. I think the chimney's going to get lined either...

    I think the chimney's going to get lined either way, to be honest....if I go with the 94%, only the HWH is venting out the chimney, and go a liner is needed. If I go with the 80%, it sounds like...
  26. If it's possible, what would any of you estimate...

    If it's possible, what would any of you estimate would be my monthly difference on my gas bill between an 80% and a 94%? Contractor C told me I'd see about an additional 5-10% savings a month with...
  27. Soooo, now here's something interesting. ...

    Soooo, now here's something interesting.

    Called Contractor C, based on the fact that he was on time, thorough, and responsive with the bid. Told him that I was strongly considering going with...
  28. Everyone says that we DO have a liner in the...

    Everyone says that we DO have a liner in the chimney, but that you'd need a new one, especially if only the hot water heater is venting out the chimney. I can understand that. I guess I just don't...
  29. My Rheem condenser actually says 10 SEER at the...

    My Rheem condenser actually says 10 SEER at the top....it's a model RAKA-030JAZ according to the tag on the back of it. Not sure why the receipt was different (RAPA-030)??????
  30. Well, I hope not. I wasn't purposely doing...

    Well, I hope not. I wasn't purposely doing that...in fact, I'm not especially under any financial pressure to go cheap this time. That doesn't mean I want to throw away money left and right, but...
  31. As far as my setup....nothing special that I know...

    As far as my setup....nothing special that I know of. None did a heat loss study, none asked to see my heating bills, etc. The general consensus opinion when I flat-out asked them whether I...
  32. Hi all, Me again....I posted earlier in the...

    Hi all,

    Me again....I posted earlier in the month about my decision to get quotes on replacing my furnace before winter. Thread is here:...
  33. I'm in Connecticut. I've got five companies...

    I'm in Connecticut. I've got five companies coming out for bids, two of whom were recommended by neighbors.

    I just went through my receipts from when the new condenser was put in during the...
  34. OK, I didn't think of that. Thank you. In...

    OK, I didn't think of that. Thank you. In fact, in hindsight, we probably should have had it done when the condenser was replaced, right?
  35. Hi everyone, Wanted to say hello....I think...

    Hi everyone,

    Wanted to say hello....I think you'll be seeing more of me in the next month or so as I try to decide on which is the right course of action for my furnace replacement. Basic...
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