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    Retrotec blower door

    Retrotec blower door system. Hard panels, carry cases and all parts included. $2,500.00 plus shipping. e-mail me with questions.155081
  2. Ditto. Have done hundreds this way. No...

    Ditto. Have done hundreds this way. No problems.:yes:
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    1 bathroom = 2 ton 1.5 bathrooms =2.5 ton 2...

    1 bathroom = 2 ton
    1.5 bathrooms =2.5 ton
    2 bathrooms = 3 ton

    and so on......

    This is what was told to me by a few installers applying for a job.
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    Those floor registers are not meant to be...

    Those floor registers are not meant to be secured. They just fit in the boot. I suppose you could get a commercial grade register that would secure but it would be more expensive.
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    Unbelieviable. Needs to be in the wall of shame,...

    Unbelieviable. Needs to be in the wall of shame, or wall of idiots!
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    I had it done 4-5 years ago and still see just...

    I had it done 4-5 years ago and still see just fine. It was fast and easy and there guaranty is that as long as I get a eye exam every year if they go bad it will be corrected for free. I hated...
  7. I have a Maytag 16 SEER air conditioner at my...

    I have a Maytag 16 SEER air conditioner at my house and have had no problems with it and it is very quiet. Need to be standing right next to it to even tell if its on.

    I don't know where the...
  8. Ask your installer what they sell and keep in...

    Ask your installer what they sell and keep in stock. They should know what will work for you.
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    Lets see some pictures and we can tell you more.

    Lets see some pictures and we can tell you more.
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    I highly recommend it if it is a good group. Our...

    I highly recommend it if it is a good group. Our group gives out numerous refferals and it works great for us. Some groups can get to many people that have little to do with the contracting...
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    This is good advice and what I recommend also. ...

    This is good advice and what I recommend also. Your attic floor is leaking or your ducts or both and you need to find out the source before you can repair it.
    A blower door test will tell you how...
  12. Thread: "Pickers"

    by m kilgore
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    Cool show. I want to be a picker in my next life...

    Cool show. I want to be a picker in my next life instead of HVAC.
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    I would remove your pricing or the moderater will...

    I would remove your pricing or the moderater will do it for you. No pricing is allowed on this site.

    There is a reason the contractor is asking the prices he is. They need to stay in business...
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    I would suggest that you call or e-mail Nordyne...

    I would suggest that you call or e-mail Nordyne with the install date to verify if it is under warranty or not. Is this the same company that installed the unit?
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    Have you checked to see if the unit is still...

    Have you checked to see if the unit is still under warranty? Some of those Nordyne units had up to a 8-10 yeat warranty. This would not cover labor but would cover parts.

    It dosn't matter what...
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    It is code to vent them to the outside so I would...

    It is code to vent them to the outside so I would make him do that. We use undereve vents on most houses so there are not so many penetrations in the roof which could cause problems later. They are...
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    As said this sounds more like a install problem...

    As said this sounds more like a install problem than a equipment problem. If the installing company can not fix it then get Lennox involved. The equipment is only as good as the installation.
    ...
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    There is a tax credit for installing a air...

    There is a tax credit for installing a air handler with a variable speed blower. It is not near as much as the whole system but its something.

    I don't have the formula with me right now but it...
  19. Sounds like you have some dealers that want to do...

    Sounds like you have some dealers that want to do the right thing. Without knowing the current size of the duct and configuration it is not possible to tell from here what is needed. My guess is...
  20. :couch: :argue: :pop:

    :couch: :argue: :pop:
  21. Did the 2 ton not cool your house?

    Did the 2 ton not cool your house?
  22. Why the upsizing of the system? Has a manual J...

    Why the upsizing of the system? Has a manual J been done to see what size is needed? Bigger is not better.

    Whatever system you pick make sure there is a ARI match for the coil and outdoor unit....
  23. It was a two story building. I was young and...

    It was a two story building. I was young and stupid but it was also in the days before cel phones and such.
  24. Stuck on a roof once in my younger days. Big...

    Stuck on a roof once in my younger days. Big storm comming and tornado sirens going off. Wind blew the ladder down right on someones car. Oops! Ended up running across roof and jumping 10 or 15...
  25. Looks like asbestos wrap to me but it is...

    Looks like asbestos wrap to me but it is imposible to tell from the net. Call a asbestos abatement place and maybe take a sample to them. They will be able to tell you for sure.
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    Here in Lincoln we can only wire low voltage. We...

    Here in Lincoln we can only wire low voltage. We have to hire a electrician on every replacement and they need to pull a permit also for the job. Only the heating inspector actually checks anything...
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    I hate those things. A few years ago our...

    I hate those things.

    A few years ago our neighbors kids started screaming in his fenced in back yard. He went out and there was a possom in the yard chasing his kids. Mean looking thing. He...
  28. Thread: Not my day

    by m kilgore
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    Am I missing something here. All I see is pics...

    Am I missing something here. All I see is pics of a furnace sitting on cardboard with some gas line ? Where's the final pictures?
  29. Thread: Grandkids!!!

    by m kilgore
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    Absoulty right. I have 4 grandkids myself and...

    Absoulty right. I have 4 grandkids myself and spend as mch time with them as I can. There is nothing better.

    Enjoy the new little guy.
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    You clean it with scotchbrite, fine steelwool or...

    You clean it with scotchbrite, fine steelwool or a dollar bill. Never with sandpaper. There is a coating on the sensor that sandpaper will take off and then it will get dirty quicker.
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    You don't "sand" a flame sensor to clean it. ...

    You don't "sand" a flame sensor to clean it.

    To the op, as said if the flame sensor was black then there is something causing that. Soot should not form on it. Did the service company check the...
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    OK, I misunderstood what you were saying.

    OK, I misunderstood what you were saying.
  33. I would highly recommend that you stop using the...

    I would highly recommend that you stop using the 3m filterette for starters. They hurt the system more than they help usually.

    I would not recommend running the system without a filter as it...
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    How can you say for sure that it was not the...

    How can you say for sure that it was not the flame sensor. If thats what the tech that was there said I would take his word for it as the problem seems to be gone so far.

    To the op, I fail to...
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    Ditto to energy stars post. What a mess. They...

    Ditto to energy stars post. What a mess. They burned the front. Who knows whats with the metal? Condensate trap?

    You may have problems finding a air handler to fit in that closet with the...
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    kwilcox, thanks alot. We don't hear that very...

    kwilcox, thanks alot. We don't hear that very often.:)
  37. Thread: I love snow.

    by m kilgore
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    I agree. They can take all the snow they want. ...

    I agree. They can take all the snow they want. We have been in a blizzard for the last 36 hours and theres no end in site. I don't mind a white Christmas but this is crazy.

    My youngest...
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    Only one call today and we are in the middle of...

    Only one call today and we are in the middle of the worst blizzard we have had in a long time. Lucky I have a four wheel drive and know the streets pretty well. Had to divert around many stranded...
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    This is a dealer problem not a Lennox problem. ...

    This is a dealer problem not a Lennox problem. We are a Lennox dealer and have no more problems with them than any other equipment. He didn't go with Lennox he went with a idiot dealer. We have...
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    Those are cooling sizes, there should also be a...

    Those are cooling sizes, there should also be a heating size. Going off of your old system or square footage is just a guess and thats not what you want for comfort and energy savings.
    I would...
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    Go with the one that ran a manual J and sized the...

    Go with the one that ran a manual J and sized the equipment properly. BBB is a hoax IMHO. Not a good way to rate a company.
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    We do it all the time.

    We do it all the time.
  43. Thread: lennox g71

    by m kilgore
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    Why would the installer not come out and check...

    Why would the installer not come out and check this out for himself? If they had this wrong in the setup what else may not be right. I would never have my customer do this and the unit should have...
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    Before tearing things up I think I would call...

    Before tearing things up I think I would call tech support for the brand you are having installed and see what they think.
  45. I agree tht it came from the factory that way. ...

    I agree tht it came from the factory that way. Right or wrong I would see no reason for the installer to do this as warranties are nothing but a pain and we usually wait a long time to get paid very...
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    I would doubt that the noise has anything to do...

    I would doubt that the noise has anything to do with the bends.

    My guess would be that the duct is not sized properly. The new furnaces operate under the same principle as the old ones as far...
  47. Funny tips to slash your heating bills by 50%

    1. Do not heat any unnessary rooms. Close and seal heat registers and air returns. Be sure to weather strip doors to these rooms.

    2. Adjust the furnace thermostat (internally) for the longest...
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    I would have your furnace checked ASAP

    I would have your furnace checked ASAP
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    It could cause more problems trying to downsize...

    It could cause more problems trying to downsize the furnace that way.

    As dash said it sounds like either a very oversized system or undersized ducting. Zone systems are very touchy with...
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    Carbon monoxide could be the problem. Only one...

    Carbon monoxide could be the problem. Only one of the expensive alarms will detect low PPM levels.

    The insulatiion could also be a problem although it is not probable.

    Different things...
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