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    probably a garage sale, ebay or craigslist...

    probably a garage sale, ebay or craigslist purchase for some clandestine installation...
  2. we arent allowed to give prices due to forum rules

    we arent allowed to give prices due to forum rules
  3. You have an old gravity heated house. There are...

    You have an old gravity heated house. There are no original ducts to the upper level, only through-the-floor/ceiling registers. hot air rises, cool falls - convection heating.

    if there is...
  4. make sure that the furnace you put in is rated...

    make sure that the furnace you put in is rated for mobile home use
  5. Look at the duct work immediately under the...

    Look at the duct work immediately under the existing furnace. No manual J will tell you anything close to that.
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    ...can of pipe dope from marring the customer's...

    ...can of pipe dope from marring the customer's washer or dryer...
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    i would agree, changes to a signed agreement...

    i would agree, changes to a signed agreement after the fact that i refuse to agree to would make it invalid.

    They do have boilerplate. What they do is send an 'updated agreement that needs to be...
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    if you decide to go forward with any box store,...

    if you decide to go forward with any box store, know the contract inside and out. they will try to pressure you into doing things by saying 'its in the contract you signed' - such as requiring you...
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    I had a flyer made up with all the stuff I do. ...

    I had a flyer made up with all the stuff I do. No pricing info inside though. I put a flyer inside every single equipment packet that was installed.
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    They forbid you from performing any work or...

    They forbid you from performing any work or service that they sell in-store. It would be a violation of your contract. You have to direct them back to the store for the work, even if you are not...
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    pretty much as dmfhvac said BUT if you forget one...

    pretty much as dmfhvac said BUT if you forget one thing or say, crap blocks stuff later from the bad pipes, Lowe's will try to pin it on you.

    document, document, document! all before you touch...
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    You are lucky in your area. I had to PAY $125 as...

    You are lucky in your area. I had to PAY $125 as a one man band, for just me, for the background check and PAY $45 for the ID badge. It is free to apply, but to submit the application and have it...
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    join a BNI (bni.com). it'll pay off far more...

    join a BNI (bni.com). it'll pay off far more than any box store relationship
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    They dont operate that way. They have a...

    They dont operate that way. They have a boilerplate contract. it's all done electronically. you tell them you charge 325 to install X, they say you get 275 because that's what lowe's will give.
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    glad to help

    glad to help
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    - they are supposed to supply all the materials,...

    - they are supposed to supply all the materials, but for example, they do not have access to 26 gauge galvanized flue pipe for the hot water tanks they sell. nor can they get it.

    - once you...
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    I was a Lowe's independent contractor for...

    I was a Lowe's independent contractor for plumbing. FWIW, they are nice to you in the beginning. Paychecks arrive in short order. As time goes on, it's more and more of a hassle to get paid. If...
  18. mini splits or another floor furnace.

    mini splits or another floor furnace.
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    http://ep.yimg.com/ay/gadgetbargains/willy-warmer-...

    http://ep.yimg.com/ay/gadgetbargains/willy-warmer-3.jpghttps://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1533895_10152251760243132_87125364_n.jpg?oh=d610ab17ea8a6c0c3c8a745e663e7b8f&oe=54FCE49Bhtt...
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    connecting W to W2 will make it come to high fire...

    connecting W to W2 will make it come to high fire immediately.

    W by itself causes it to time the stages.

    Connecting W to W and W2 to W2 from the thermostat to the furnace individually would...
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    i figured it was more of a business license than...

    i figured it was more of a business license than a technician's license. Thanks.

    then there's a dollar cap if you dont have it?
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    what is the story behind having this license? ...

    what is the story behind having this license? also, what is an average pay scale for carrying it?
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    yes. thanks to glennhvac's clarification - ...

    yes. thanks to glennhvac's clarification -

    only W will allow you to save a small amount of energy/fuel. Only W+W2 will set it as a single stage furnace. it would use the max all the time.
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    it does indeed sound like he doesnt have the...

    it does indeed sound like he doesnt have the needed licensing to operate the business and needs someone else to carry the weight of the license. if it's anything like NY only one person in the...
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    w to w2 makes it fire in high (2nd) stage all the...

    w to w2 makes it fire in high (2nd) stage all the time. as it is only wired to W (W1) it is running in low (1st) stage only according to the note.
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    does your company not have the needed license to...

    does your company not have the needed license to perform the work?
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    as glennhvac stated. when configured...

    as glennhvac stated.

    when configured correctly on W1 alone the board calculates by timer when second stage should engage. if it's not set up for a single stage thermostat on the board then you...
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    it cannot be in a location where it may cause...

    it cannot be in a location where it may cause window fogging or damage to a structure. 12" is usually much much too close.
  30. Thread: UF Wire

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    this works great. just mashing the insulation is...

    this works great. just mashing the insulation is usually enough to get the wire out easily:

    http://www.steeldragontools.com/item-detail.php?pid=1237

    DO NOT hook it to a drill if you value your...
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    Sonner or later, this WILL fix stupid...

    Sonner or later, this WILL fix stupid...
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    probably. it took way more work to do it that...

    probably. it took way more work to do it that way than just hanging it to the left or right side...
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    do you have any trees that make the long...

    do you have any trees that make the long bean-like things? chinese maple or some such thing... they make the same black stuff that coats everything
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    what is the function of the tee on the (exhaust?)...

    what is the function of the tee on the (exhaust?) ?
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    if the window is openable then it is specified in...

    if the window is openable then it is specified in the manual. otherwise a minimum of 30"
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    just clicking on the main title does it for me. ...

    just clicking on the main title does it for me. starts me at the first post. clicking the little blue arrow will take you to the first unread post.
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    the 6th edition is going for $40 from addall.com

    the 6th edition is going for $40 from addall.com
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    Thinking gets homeowners into trouble lots of...

    Thinking gets homeowners into trouble lots of times. Why do you think you need a longer run cycle? Im not suggesting that it should short-cycle, that is not good. The length of the run cycle has...
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    here's the problem

    here's the problem
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    Your opinion statements will not be addressed...

    Your opinion statements will not be addressed :grin2:
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    it could be residual odorant, too. once it get's...

    it could be residual odorant, too. once it get's stuck on something it's there for weeks or years. i had a gas line i removed from an install. i had it in my cellar. it smelled like a gas leak...
  42. eh, some people think the world owes them...

    eh, some people think the world owes them something so they are d1cks. members here will only get banned for pestering the admin or for mocking a crappy company who pays advertising here.
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    Abuse or improper installation is not considered...

    Abuse or improper installation is not considered a warrantable item. You cannot get the part from Carrier yourself.



    Some do, some dont. repeated high temps, up to the limit cutout, will...
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    All registers are required to be open. when you...

    All registers are required to be open. when you run an AC system in cold weather you need a low ambient fan control kit. Sounds like you dont have one. Also, having the fan motor locked up, it was...
  45. Thread: Mathematics

    by HVAC_Marc
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    maybe they opened the faucet up to a trickle...

    maybe they opened the faucet up to a trickle after 24 drops... no more dripping...now it's drizzling
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    what did the load calculation say? why a 14 seer...

    what did the load calculation say? why a 14 seer condenser for a 16 seer system?
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    I used to get this all the time when i worked for...

    I used to get this all the time when i worked for a company that did duct cleanings. i think it's mold or spores that start growing in the lungs. it'll pass, drugs dont help much.
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    Sounds like a lunch with speakers so they can...

    Sounds like a lunch with speakers so they can present an expensive business management or pricing plan scheme to you. A quick scan of their website makes it appear there will be monthly fees or dues...
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    In NY? ::DD:

    In NY? ::DD:
  50. Thread: dirty hx

    by HVAC_Marc
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    looks like a riello. lol. all that soot looks...

    looks like a riello. lol. all that soot looks like the riello retention head.
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