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    The assumption that neighborhoods or towns will...

    The assumption that neighborhoods or towns will all rise up together and resist government forces is more than likely not to be expected. If our military, National Guard included, would take action...
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    Thank you and Bobby for your help. I don't know...

    Thank you and Bobby for your help. I don't know where the "air gap" you mention is supposed to be tho.
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    I might possibly buy a single floor house which...

    I might possibly buy a single floor house which has had a new air mover installed since the owner moved out. The primary condensate drain has been piped into a sewer vent and the overflow drain is...
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    Gentlemen Some of you have helped me recently so...

    Gentlemen
    Some of you have helped me recently so I have come back to ask for more. To recap: I have a 2 story house, 1000 sq.ft per floor. Each floor has five 6" supply ducts and only one 20/25...
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    Maybe one of those southern Hick Rednecks could...

    Maybe one of those southern Hick Rednecks could teach you how to spell.
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    Wow, wish all my questions were answered so...

    Wow, wish all my questions were answered so quickly. Thank you both.
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    The installer of my replacement system was chosen...

    The installer of my replacement system was chosen because of his more thorough inspection of the house. However one thing surprised me. He says he will hang the atic air handler from the rafters...
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    Ahimonkey

    Have you tried ServiceMagic.com? Contractors are screened by someone and have some info listed.
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    I understand your concern. Is there any way to...

    I understand your concern. Is there any way to relieve this situation other than to increase the size of the vents? Every room in the house has one vent now.
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    Other than old age of the system, my only problem...

    Other than old age of the system, my only problem was cooling the upstairs in the summer. I would have to close the registers downstairs and set the thermostat down low to get any kind of cooling...
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    Serious answers only, please. I have a two story,...

    Serious answers only, please. I have a two story, 2000 sq.ft house in Upstate SC. It has taken 7 contractors to get 3 proposals on replacing my 2 1/2 ton Rheem split system which is 15 years old. I...
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    As for bidding jobs, its part of the game. I...

    As for bidding jobs, its part of the game. I would suggest bidding on the job with the same size equipment as the others with a clear understanting that if you get the job a proper load calculation...
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    Originally posted by i_got_ideas There...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by i_got_ideas
    There is one difference you guys are forgetting.....

    The Amana is darker grey :D
    EDIT: can't forget....the Amana has nitride ignitor, Goodman has Norton...
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    Attic air handler

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    two floors

    Tom,
    I have sympathy for you because I am going thru almost exactly the same thing and having the same problem deciding on which of my five contractors knows best and being honest about it. For my...
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    Heat [pump replace

    but ours here in SC will do a Manual J for you as part of the energy audit (no charge), you might ask if they will do the same for you.

    Wow, Swampfox, sure hope you are here in the Upstate and use...
  17. Thread: Favorite Car

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    fave car

    the original Avanti.

    I remember that car. Note of my age here. I believe it had a 300hp Chevy 327. It was cool looking but who had enough foresight to buy one? Not me.
  18. Thread: Favorite Car

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    tonys Member Registered: Apr 2004 Posts: 203...

    tonys
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    Registered: Apr 2004
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    BMW M5


    Now there is a man with good taste.
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    heat pump replace

    Irishmist,
    I may be misinterpreting your concern but to clarify. Each room in the house has an air IN. Each floor will have a 20x25 air RETURN and filter. Are you suggesting I should have an IN and...
  20. Thread: Fat Pig

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    camaro

    Matt,
    Get slicks. Dropped my old vette from 13.2 to 12.6.
    Alf
  21. Thread: Fat Pig

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    Fave car

    Matt,
    These HVAC guys are a strange bunch. Show them a nice Camaro and all they talk about is the sidewalk and the fire hydrant.:)
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    bwal2, Good advice, thanks again.

    bwal2,
    Good advice, thanks again.
  23. Thread: Favorite Car

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    Matt, Is that your ride and is that a shaker...

    Matt,
    Is that your ride and is that a shaker hood? Now that is bad.
    An 87 GN stock is a rarity. I don't think I have seen one in quite a while. That price is loooow if it is in decent condition....
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    bwal2, Thanks for the response. Do heat pumps...

    bwal2,
    Thanks for the response. Do heat pumps come less than 2 tons capacity? And if so, in your experience would they, properly sized, be better than the motorized damper system?
    One contractor...
  25. Thread: Favorite Car

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    Hey, Mattm, Real '86 GN. Boosted to 360hp. I'm...

    Hey, Mattm,
    Real '86 GN. Boosted to 360hp.
    I'm with you on the ricer deal. I did have an '04 Maxima for a year and it was ok but still ricey.
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    Swampfox, thanks Oddly, the dual system is...

    Swampfox, thanks
    Oddly, the dual system is barely more than the variable motor system and quite a bit less than the 'damper' one. It has been calculated that 2 and half tons is proper capacity so I...
  27. Thread: Favorite Car

    by bigalf
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    fave car

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/131937/supertwo.jpg
    Here is my pair. Neither stock.
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    I want to replace the heat pump sytem in my two...

    I want to replace the heat pump sytem in my two story, 2000sq. ft. house. 1000sq.ft up, and same downstairs. I have single compressor, split system with one thermostat downstairs and one cold air...
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