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    I'm guessing this probably belongs here:...

    I'm guessing this probably belongs here:
    https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/11/12/bD4G0tPG2kG5Mlg7ZUUWFA2.jpg

    Not really wall of shame, but close. Just something i found elsewhere.
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    I would have to think that a hoarders house would...

    I would have to think that a hoarders house would have the worst filter, etc. But then again, I'm also assuming that they would have some air flow as well.
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    Even if posted prices were allowed, they would be...

    Even if posted prices were allowed, they would be meaningless.

    A resasonable number of bids is enough to give you some sort of consensus. I would probably want 3-12 bids. I'd do the same...
  4. Thread: Angie's List

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    I'm not sure if they have even noticed yet. ...

    I'm not sure if they have even noticed yet. There is something else going in there that I don't know yet. Something along the lines of his mother is in the hospital or they are getting divorced, or...
  5. Thread: Haier Heat pump

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    If it's anything like my Haier window A/C unit,...

    If it's anything like my Haier window A/C unit, it works fine, but is exceptionally noisey.
  6. Thread: Angie's List

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    My neighbor used Angie's List to find someone to...

    My neighbor used Angie's List to find someone to hang a new gutter a couple of months ago. This new gutter is already coming loose and is alreadt at a bad angle.
  7. I think you haven't called enough contractors. ...

    I think you haven't called enough contractors. Sometimes you have to call 40-50 just to find one good one. I'd say this about any type of contractor, not just HVAC. Nothing new or unusual about...
  8. What do you guys think of fuel oil company HVAC service people?

    I have a friend whose oil company also does the furnace service (under annual contract) and they let them run out of oil and have been back twice already and the furnace still doesn't start sometimes...
  9. A dual capacitor was the first thing that came to...

    A dual capacitor was the first thing that came to my mind. You people are slow today.
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    If you are going to pick contractors out of the...

    If you are going to pick contractors out of the phone book, figure on having about a dozen or more over before you find a good one.
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    I believe him too. Your houses ductwork wasn't...

    I believe him too. Your houses ductwork wasn't designed for A/C and the person who put your A/C in didn't alter the ductwork to make it work. I have the same problem in my 1950 home, just not...
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    http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008...

    http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/funny-pictures-cat-moon.jpg
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    In my house I cleaned as much as I could from my...

    In my house I cleaned as much as I could from my return air ducts with a shop vac. They were filthy, being that they had a couple of inches of dust. This was for a house built in 1950 and probably...
  14. Thread: Craigslist Ad

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    Id' go here:...

    Id' go here:
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/home_improvements.htm

    And repeat what you just wrote above, and more.
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    Maybe he's proud if it because it looks like...

    Maybe he's proud if it because it looks like crap, but still works?

    Or does it?
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    Poll: Maybe the OP should post some pics of the alleged...

    Maybe the OP should post some pics of the alleged rusty parts the "need" to be replaced. At least that might get him some sympathy.
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    Soulds like somebody didn't screen the jury good...

    Soulds like somebody didn't screen the jury good enough.
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    Well put. Makes me think that I should wait...

    Well put. Makes me think that I should wait until mine breaks before I have it replaced.
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    Made a big difference in exactly what? Does it...

    Made a big difference in exactly what? Does it save electricity, cool the room better, or what?
  20. Depends upon how much you use it. I also have an...

    Depends upon how much you use it. I also have an oversied furnace, but I'm only using it for about 1/2 hour - 45 minutes in the morning after being off all night, and even then only for a few months...
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    Consider a geothermal heat pump or maybe...

    Consider a geothermal heat pump or maybe switching to gas.
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    Why does the OP mentino electric rates if this is...

    Why does the OP mentino electric rates if this is a gas furnace?
    And why do they want to replace a furnace that works perfectly fine?
    I'd wait until the heat exchanger actually cracks or it...
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    http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x109/zoomddy/al...

    http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x109/zoomddy/algore.jpg
  24. If it's anything like my house (built before A/C...

    If it's anything like my house (built before A/C was invented) then the duct size is adequate for heating, but not for A/C.
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    Search Usenet and other internet places and you...

    Search Usenet and other internet places and you should be able to find numerous consumer opinions on Goodman.

    And as per the usual, the more parts there are, the more parts that can break. So if...
  26. I'ev bought auto parts at the dealer then taken...

    I'ev bought auto parts at the dealer then taken them elsewhere for installation (and not gotten their warranty) but I wouldn't try that with anything else.
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    Can you even get a new heat exchanger for a 25...

    Can you even get a new heat exchanger for a 25 year old (??) furnace like that?
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    I would have to question the wisdom of putting a...

    I would have to question the wisdom of putting a compressor on a deck like that.
  29. One thing I figure in any new furnace I might...

    One thing I figure in any new furnace I might eventually get is that I'd ideally want the proverbial plain vanilla 80% furnace. My reasoning being that less parts = less parts to break. In fact the...
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    If it were mine, I'd get a geothermal heat pump. ...

    If it were mine, I'd get a geothermal heat pump. In so far as your electric rates, everyplace else isn't far behind (mostly thanks to deregulation and anti-nuke types). If you don't like your...
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    Why am I not suprized that only one in 44...

    Why am I not suprized that only one in 44 contractors knows how to do ductwork right?
  32. Thread: Age of Furnace?

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    Have you tried contacting the manufacturer?...

    Have you tried contacting the manufacturer?
    Doesn't always work, but it's worth a shot.
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    Reminds my of my stove top igniter. When I...

    Reminds my of my stove top igniter. When I haven't used it for a few days it can take a while to ignite.
  34. http://www.howstuffworks.com might be a good...

    http://www.howstuffworks.com might be a good place to start.
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    Did you take off the bottom cover and look inside...

    Did you take off the bottom cover and look inside to see if anything is visibly wrong?

    Does the blower still work when you turn it to the ON position?

    If it were my furnace, at the very least...
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    This is difficult to say without pics, but could...

    This is difficult to say without pics, but could you take it to a place that does welding and have them reweld it?
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    I agree with jbrusnak and Tech #14. If you do a...

    I agree with jbrusnak and Tech #14. If you do a HVAC upgrade, you are doing it mostly for yourself, and the newness of the unit will mean more to most potential buyers. Having said that, I am not...
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    http://home.tiscali.nl/remindcreations.com/gremlin...

    http://home.tiscali.nl/remindcreations.com/gremlin.jpg
  39. Is the furnace already oversized? Is...

    Is the furnace already oversized?

    Is insulating the house better, or installing more energy efficient windows an option?
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    We would probably need to know where you live. I...

    We would probably need to know where you live. I would have to think that anyone who lives anywhere east of the Mississippi river in the US doesn't need a humidifier.
  41. Try leaving your fan on the ON position for a few...

    Try leaving your fan on the ON position for a few days and see if that reduces the temperature differential.
  42. Thread: Fan auto or on

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    This has been my personal experience. I find...

    This has been my personal experience. I find there is much less temp differential between floors when I leave it on all the time.
  43. Thread: heating garage

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    I would put on sweats before doing the workout. ...

    I would put on sweats before doing the workout. No real need to heat it if you are dressed properly and getting a good work out.
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    I have to wonder about anyone who actually wants...

    I have to wonder about anyone who actually wants one of these. If it were my house I'd leave the wondows open on a day like that or not use any heating or air conditioning. Is there something here...
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    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/resources/image...

    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/resources/images/home-garden/heating-cooling-air/furnaces-repair-history-205/overview/0502fur001.gif
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    Does one really need an explanation as to why a...

    Does one really need an explanation as to why a 60 year old unit rusted out? Am I missing something here? Does anybody even make furnaces with stainless steel cabinets?
    Also, please name the home...
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    I would think that if you called enough HVAC...

    I would think that if you called enough HVAC contractors, and told them that you were looking to get some ductwork done, you should be able to find one that can do it. Granted, you might have to...
  48. I agree 100%

    I agree 100%
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    I'm sure that all the made in China parts is also...

    I'm sure that all the made in China parts is also reducing the overall quality of todays newer units.
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    I personally would avoid anything labeled as a...

    I personally would avoid anything labeled as a 'contractor's brand' or "builders grade" (I think they ae the same).
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