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    We are finishing up a major remodeling project...

    We are finishing up a major remodeling project where we have a grill that was at the perimeter of a wall and is now in a doorway to a closet. It floats on the carpet, and when we replace that...
  2. Thanks, I think our summers put a lot more stress...

    Thanks, I think our summers put a lot more stress on the upstairs than in Canada, so I am happy to go with a second unit upstairs with duct work to drop the cold air from the ceiling.

    At least it...
  3. Impressions, please (Lennox HVAC proposal)?

    Home remodeling to include replacement of all HVAC to start in a matter of weeks.

    We are mid-way between Baltimore and DC, in a two-story house with original 4 ton Ruud AC and gas furnace from...
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    Maybe you should consider going to Iraq. If you...

    Maybe you should consider going to Iraq. If you were an EMT or paramedic, you could get $180,000 for a six month stint in Iraq, as a private contractor.

    How many HVAC techs come under small arms...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks very much for the information; this is all useful to me.

    If I can't get a geothermal estimate lower than 2 times the quote I am expecting for a "conventional" system replacement, I will...
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    Geothermal: Why? Why not?

    Ok, first the obligatories: I have lurked and occasionally responded to posts as a homeowner, and have found the discussion very informative even when it is not directly pertinent to my upcoming...
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    I am no pro, and haven't stayed in a Holiday Inn...

    I am no pro, and haven't stayed in a Holiday Inn of late, either, but even I know that modern CFC refrigerants were invented and dominate the market currently is due to the toxicity of things like...
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    I would, of course blame whoever put the "wrong"...

    I would, of course blame whoever put the "wrong" gas in, or didn't make conspicuous note of the change. However, that is not my point.

    My point was that a buyer of a house is not going to know or...
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    HVAC and Re-Sale Issues

    I will leave the technical issues to the pros, and there was a War and Peace thread on this topic last month that makes me think either choice is defensible.

    Now, as to affecting re-sale value of...
  10. Lest anyone think I am just a suck up to the HVAC...

    Lest anyone think I am just a suck up to the HVAC forum I have to say that there is a real problem with the profession in that the consumer frankly feels like it is a crap shoot even when they do...
  11. On the Consumers who Want it Cheap...

    While I was writing this reply to the post on whether contractors like the homeowners to buy the equipment or not, the thread was closed.

    It may be appropriate to this thread, so cut and paste,...
  12. Thanks...

    Sounds like a bad dealer, not a bad manufacturer.
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    Thanks!

    This is extremely valuable information for our planning, I appreciate it.
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    Thanks. I hope it is a low SEER unit so when I...

    Thanks.

    I hope it is a low SEER unit so when I go 13 or better I see some savings.

    This unit has worked well, but I have to assume some progress in the field since 1986.;)
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    The outdoor unit is just outside the basement...

    The outdoor unit is just outside the basement room where the furnace and indoor coil is, so the lineset is not long at all. I don't know how big the line is, since it is in some insullation and I...
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    Baseline SEER for 1983 Ruud AC unit?

    Can anyone say or estimate the SEER value for the 1983 Ruud AC unit I am replacing?

    It is model UACB-048JAS, and is said to be an R22 model using 71 oz charge, with 300 PSIG High side pressure,...
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    The concern for ozone depletion is founded on...

    The concern for ozone depletion is founded on better science and understanding than global warming, since the photochemistry has been well worked out and it appears that there may be actual...
  18. Back to the Drawing Board (Tried to get a Regency Woodburning Insert)

    Last Fall I looked around for a wood burning insert to put in my conventional fireplace, and came to choose a Regency 2400 model.

    I put a deposit down in early November at a seemingly reputable...
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    Ok, so the average lifespan quoted is pulled down...

    Ok, so the average lifespan quoted is pulled down by the southern climes, and maybe the technical advances make it advisable to replace on that schedule, I can see.

    So, do you think that the...
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    Maintenance? What is that?:eek:

    Maintenance? What is that?:eek:
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    Expected Life of AC Units?

    In various threads I have repeatedly seen the statement that current AC units should only be expected to last 10-15 years.

    This makes me wonder if this is substantially less that what was expected...
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    What to do...

    Perhaps Timebuilder would like you to enjoy your ability to choose which refrigerant to have in your AC system for as long as you can.

    He has not said that you can't choose the latest/greatest....
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    Thanks, now I have two more options. The Freedom...

    Thanks, now I have two more options. The Freedom model may be one for me to look at and compare with the others.

    I have assumed that the steel plate models don't heat as well as the cast iron...
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    Thanks in advance for any advice you...

    Thanks in advance for any advice you professionals can provide.

    I have a two story residence with a fireplace on the ground floor that is functional but suffers from backdraft stink when the...
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    Ours looks ok, but you should see the window...

    Ours looks ok, but you should see the window units at the elementary school!

    Thanks!
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